|When:||Back to Calendar August 4, 2012 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Where:||Jefferson Market Library
425 6th Avenue
New York,NY 10011
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Join us for a special menswear-themed edition of the Victorian Parlorcraft Circle!
Join SPECIAL GUEST graphic designer, DIY crafter, and musician Noam Berg — best-known as the infamous folk-punk act Painless Parker — as he discusses his adventures in reverse-engineering Edwardian-era mens accessories, and learn about how he learned to create his own historically-inspired bow ties and suspenders from scratch!
Listen and learn a new skill as Mr. Berg discusses the methods he used to create his first bow ties, suspenders, and arm garters, and how he perfected his skills over time. Discover how you too can create beautiful, traditional menswear accessories and add a customized, classic touch to your wardrobe.
After Noam’s initial presentation (from 3:00pm – 3:30pm), interested parties are welcome to join along in creating a bow tie by hand (supplies will be provided) — or, feel free to bring your own sewing or crafting projects and join us in our general historical-themed sewing circle and skill-share.
WHEN TO SHOW UP:
The Parlorcraft Circle is from 3-5pm on the first Saturday of every other month. This edition is August 4th, from 3-5pm. Noam’s half-hour presentation will start PROMPTLY at 3pm, so please arrive on time to catch the good stuff!
WHERE TO GO:
This event is in the Parlorcraft Circle’s BRAND NEW, AWESOME location(!!): the gorgeous, Victorian-era Jefferson Market Library building, in the West Village! Come find us in the private, sunlight-filled Community Room, upstairs, past the stained glass staircase (ask at the library front desk to be directed to the room).
WHAT TO BRING:
Consider bringing a snack or alcohol-free drink to share. If you’d like to join in after the lecture with our traditional DIY sewing circle (regardless of whether you are sewing a bowtie!), please bring your own crafts and/or sewing supplies. Definitely bring your interest in historic menswear and your DIY spirit, and be ready to learn a new skill!
People attending the circle who would like to make a bow tie should bring: a pair of scissors (fabric scissors preferred but not required).
No handsewing experience necessary — feel free to learn, socialize, and enjoy. If you’re an absolute beginner and would like to get some experience hand sewing beforehand, look in youtube, where there are many good videos showing how to thread a needle, sew a basic stitch, etc!
Note: please be respectful and be prepared to clean up any food and drink items and their residue from the community room. Leave no trace!
As always, the Parlorcraft Circle is 100% free! However, if you have a Victorian or Victorian-friendly crafting skill, consider donating your knowledge back to the community, and talk to us about doing an upcoming demonstration yourself. (E-mail email@example.com with your demo or lecture idea).
IMPORTANT — RSVP: Due to the space limitations of our new and beautiful location, and because a huge sewing circle would be difficult, only 20 spots are available. Please RSVP by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT THE PARLORCRAFT CIRCLE:
The NYC Victorian Parlorcraft Circle promotes sewing and crafting techniques from the 19th century, and aims to show how these techniques can be beautiful, economical, environmental, and relevant for modern people. Save money, relax, and enjoy yourself learning to sew, craft, and mend!
For more information about the Parlorcraft Circle, please visit our Web site handwork.tumblr.com