The Beaulne Mu­seum Presents

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The Beaulne Mu­seum of Coat­i­cook is pleased to present the ex­hi­bi­tion: “Nim­ble fin­gers”. Em­broi­dery, lace, knit­ting and cro­chet till to the 10th of Jan­uary 2016. The public and the press are cor­dially in­vited.

Con­sid­ered as part of the first man­ual arts, em­broi­dery, which has ex­isted since pre­his­toric times, re­ally took off dur­ing an­tiq­uity and found a true in­ter­est dur­ing the 15th cen­tury. As for knit­ting, sto­ries men­tion its ex­is­tence dur­ing the 3rd and 4th cen­tury. Very present in the Arab world, the tech­nic spread in the West by way of South­ern Europe. As for lace, the first writ­ten ref­er­ences date from the 15th cen­tury. It ex­panded rapidly through­out the 17th and 18th cen­tury in Europe.

Em­broi­dery, lace, knit- ting etc. are part of the pan­theon in tra­di­tional Que­bec arts. Tech­nics and knowl­edge have been trans­mit­ted from gen­er­a­tion to gen­er­a­tion. How­ever, th­ese tra­di­tions are no longer as­sured given the re­al­i­ties of mod­ern life. The pur­pose of this ex­hibit is to show on one hand some of our rich her­itage and on the other to draw the public’s at­ten­tion to the risk of its dis­ap­pear­ance.

This ex­hi­bi­tion shows many items from the Beaulne Mu­seum’s col­lec­tions such as a few doilies, some dresser run­ners, pil­low­cases, purses, sweaters, bed jack­ets, etc. A beau­ti­ful range of hand­made trea­sures awaits the public who may also ben­e­fit from two in­ter­ac­tive sit­ting rooms: one for chil­dren and an­other for adults.

Not to miss! Come one, come all! In­for­ma­tions : 819-849-6560

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