Historical Craft Workshops

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Advanced Knitting

Saturday, January 22, 2022 9AM-12PM
$30/$20 for SAA members

For high school age to adults.

 

If you know the basics of knitting but would like to try something different, this is the workshop for you! Participants can make a pair of fingerless gloves, wrist warmers, of "muffatees" - all based on historical patterns and designs. There are varying degrees of difficulty, based on which of the three patterns the knitter selects. Materials are supplied or you may bring your own favorite needles and/or yarn -- indicate your preference if you are bringing your own supplies before the start of class (email collections@springfieldart.org). You may also contact the instructor through Edwards Place before you register to receive suggestions on the type of yarn, needle size, and three levels of difficulty before signing up.

 

This workshop includes a free tour of Edwards Place for all attendees to be used on the day of the workshop.

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Simple Weaving

Saturday, January 29, 2022 9AM-12PM
$30/$20 for SAA members

For ages 7+. 

 

Using a small frame loom, participants can learn basic weaving terminology, how to design patterns, and select colors of their choice. Participants will have a take-away project to complete during the workshop.

 

This workshop includes a free tour of Edwards Place for all attendees to be used on the day of the workshop.

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Basic Embroidery Stitches

Saturday, February 5, 2022 9AM-12PM
$30/$20 for SAA members

For ages 10+.

 

Participants can learn six or more basic embroidery stitches using "pillow ticking" for the base fabric for the stitches they learn. They will then be able to frame their work as a sampler for hanging, or they may create a small bag to carry their sewing tools or other treasures.

 

This workshop includes a free tour of Edwards Place for all attendees to be used on the day of the workshop.

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Perforated Paper Embroidery

Saturday, February 26, 2022 9AM-12PM
$30/$20 for SAA members

For high school age and adults.

 

Learn the art of delicate embroidery on perforated paper using cross stitch, half cross stitch, running stitch, back stitch, and the French knot. Participants can create their own design or duplicate patterns from the past. Participants will have the option of creating a greeting card or a tasseled book mark.

 

This workshop includes a free tour of Edwards Place for all attendees to be used on the day of the workshop.