Parlorcraft: Embroidered Samplers

When:
March 5, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
2016-03-05T14:00:00-05:00
2016-03-05T16:30:00-05:00
Where:
Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum
421 E 61st St
New York, NY 10022
USA
Cost:
$10.00
Contact:
Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum
212-838-6878

samplerPlease note this event is at Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum. RSVP required, call 212-838-6878 to reserve your place. Tickets: $10.00.

Join the New York Nineteenth Century Society Parlorcrafts Circle for an Embroidered Sampler Workshop! Needlework was a vital part of girls’ schooling in the 19th century. Contemporary writers discussed its educational importance within larger arguments on the role of women in society. The Museum’s exhibit features samplers and sewing tools that demonstrate the rise and sudden fall of the craft. Christine Griffiths, Ph.D. candidate at Bard Graduate Center and scholar in the field of textiles and needlework, will give a lecture on samplers. Afterwards, the New York Nineteenth Century Society will lead a workshop on mini-samplers that will introduce participants to basic 19th-century needlework. Materials are included. RSVP required, call 212-838-6878 to reserve your place. Tickets: $10.00. All proceeds benefit the Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum and the New York Nineteenth Century Society.

Moderated by Rachel Klingberg and Morgana Toglia, we heartily invite you to craft and design to your hearts content!

If you have a special craft or skill from history that you would like to share, please let us know: letters@nyncs.org.

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