Virtual programming is almost here for the first quarter of 2021! Register for classes individually or choose the full quarter package to save money. This quarter includes book club, UFO, Show and Tell, Image Share, and 3 lectures.
Show and Tell
February 6, 2021
7 pm EST
Featuring items from the collection of Janine Whiteman
Focus: Antique Jewelry
Do you have originals in your collection that you would like to share with your friends? Join us for show and tell. Having detailed images of your items to share via screen-share is very helpful.
January 27, 2021
Presented by Carolan Schmitt
Mid-nineteenth century printed textiles are endlessly fascinating: patterns that range from simple to intricate; colors that are bright and saturated, in color combinations than can be bold and unfamiliar to the modern eye; printed with details that are complex and elegant; on equipment that can be elegantly simply or so complex its functions boggle the mind. Understanding the difference in the printed patterns, when and where they were used, is also one of the most difficult topics to learn. Textile enthusiast Carolann Schmitt will offer some guidance and tips to learn more about this complex and colorful topic. Sources, suggestions, and justifications for increasing your fabric stash will be provided.
Mrs. Pullan for the 21st Century
February 23, 2021
7 pm EST
Presented by Maggie Koenig
Mrs. Pullan for the 21st century: Mrs. Pullan started out her Dime Guide to Dressmaking and Millinery with a list of supplies. Her advice needs very little updating for the modern seamstress. A discussion of tools, notions and, organization based on years of trial and error will hopeful help you in your own sewing.
March 23, 2021
Presented by Mackenzie Anderson Sholtz
Look at style that is a continuation of a style introduced in the 18 teens. Look at the differences between cording vs. whale bone or boning. Probably patterned for an adult, but made for a girl, this soft corset has been altered more than once for a teenager with small hips. The style continued in use for young girls or women that prefer a softer style corset into the 1850s and 60s.