The glory of the rag trade

Talbot-Kelly "Open Sesame,'' by SAMANTHA TALBOT-KELLY, in the "Gathering Threads'' show at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center, Brattleboro, Vt., through May 3. 

The museum says the show "pushes the boundaries of traditional textile techniques into innovative hybrid forms. The exhibit affords you a chance to explore myriad ways in which fiber can be exploited for its vast emotional and symbolic potential.''