The Devil is in the Details: A skill building, sewing weekend
Friday Feb. 23, 2018 - Sunday Feb. 25, 2018
Join us for a winter weekend of learning about and sewing some 18th century fine fashion details in historic Savage Maryland's Carroll-Baldwin Hall. We will learn that the last quarter of the 18th century saw a number of fashion changes by focusing on the years 1774 and 1784. We will explore some of the differences between these years in garments, millinery, footwear, accessories and hair styles. We will learn to reproduce some of the details that distinguish these two decades in fashion.
Following a survey presentation on this topic, three consecutive workshops will be offered so participants can learn the basics of whitework embroidery as they design and begin to stitch a neck handkerchief; explore the types of garments that have stroke gathers and stitch an apron panel with stroke gathers; and learn how to make 18th century fabric covered buttons.
Plan on dressing out during the weekend and enjoying some 18th century punch and much much more. For those arriving Friday evening, we'll enjoy a tavern night with food, wine and 18th century punch. You will meet the staff and you may wish to bring any projects you might want advice on or help with. There will be tavern games or you can feel free to just socialize. You can also get your registration materials and avoid the rush on Saturday morning.
A special bonus will be a Dames a la Mode trunk show on Friday evening!
Saturday, we'll be learning and sewing all day.
The fee of $160 includes the Friday night get together, full day of workshops / presentations on Saturday as well as continental breakfast, lunch, snacks, beverages and dinner on Saturday. Also included are all of the materials for the whitework and button workshops. You will be given a "what to bring" list upon registration.
We plan on having an extra workshop at 10 am on Sunday (for an additional $30 fee) with brunch and a hairstyling workshop. This will be at the Howard County Historical Society Museum in Ellicott City, MD.
Just like last year, we'll have our swap and shop table!
Regular updates will be shared on our Facebook event page.
Please fill out the online Registration Form and be sure to indicate how you will pay on the form.
Saturday only -- $145
Friday/Saturday workshop -- $160
Friday/Saturday + Sunday workshop -- $190
We will once again, offer a 2 payment plan to those paying by check with one half of your payment due at registration and the second half of your payment due by January 10, 2018.
Please note that we must have 25 people for this to happen! Registration rates will increase $10 on Jan. 1 and Registration will close Jan. 31.
If you are paying by check, make the check out to Vicki Embrey and mail to:
P.O. Box 415
Savage, MD 20763
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