textile-center-400Walla Walla Textile Artists have joined with Kirkman House Museum to present a history of weaving, sheep raising, and the wool industry in the Walla Walla Valley. As part of this living history, a Weaver’s Cottage has been established on the grounds with a loom and typical furnishings of that time. The focus is on textiles produced in the home in the era of 1850 to 1920, including household linens and coverlets using hand-spun wool with dye colors from plants in the Dyer’s Garden. 

Another facet of the Textile Center is a loose coalition of knitters, quilters, embroiderers, weavers-spinners-dyers, and other textile artists meeting periodically at Kirkman House Museum to share ideas.

The Textile Center holds monthly Spin-Ins one Sunday a month. Everyone is welcome to bring a spinning wheel and join in.

When You Visit

The museum is open on Wednesday through Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. It is also open by appointment.

Admission is $7 per person or $25 for a household. Admission is free to all NARM and ROAM members. Kirkman House is also a Blue Star Museum that welcomes current servicemen, armed forces veterans and their families.