This former church built in 1884, features an insightful look into the making of textiles in the late 1800s and is home to turn-of-the-century blacksmith and carpentry tools, unique hand tools and a selection of items once used for daily domestic chores. The textile exhibits cover the complete processes of making linen from flax and blankets from wool. You can even try carding, spinning, and weaving on the antique looms while you are here.
Needle and Thread for the Bed
Spend your afternoon weaving new memories from New Brunswick’s 19th century past. At the St. James Textile Museum start your own quilt block with instructions from resource experts, surrounded by some of the most breathtaking antique textiles ever crafted. Learn the age-old practices of carding, spinning and throwing the weave shuttle on the antique looms. Your adventure also includes a visit to see the textiles displayed at Keillor House Museum. Advance reservations required.