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Nantucket has a strong history in the fiber arts, whether it be weaving, dying or printing, all have played a role in the islands culture and economy.   The early days of Nantucket, textiles, specifically home textiles were a mark of status and wealth.  Wool was abundant with the sheep population and a vital part of life on the island.  Beginning in the 1950’s The Nantucket Cloth Company followed by The Nantucket Looms produced hand printed and woven fabrics for fashion and the home design industry.

Indigo and shibori dying of textiles, hand blocked repeat pattern fabrics are just a few of the workshop offerings.


The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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