Stronczek Textile Collections

3 boxes, 5 other objects. (6 linear feet)
Call no.: 0006
Skeins of hand-dyed yarn and weaving samples
Skeins of hand-dyed yarn and weaving samples

Nancy Stronczek, local fiber artists and history enthusiast, meticulously recreated historic techniques for dying, weaving, and embroidery. The collections include:

Her original samples of the above techniques; detailed notes on each piece are included with the samples.

Binders of patterns and embroidery samples. She took part in the monthly needlework pattern and project by mail program Hands On, c. 1970 – 1980, and completed over 90% of the samples.

A dress made in Greenfield c. 1890, a doll made in Greenfield in 2000, and locally made needlework from the early 1800s.