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June 2016 – Parlorcraft Circle – Wallets and Reticules

Saturday, June 25 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Jefferson Market Library 425 Sixth Avenue Third Floor New York, NY 10011 Join the New York Nineteenth Century Society Parlorcraft Circle as we explore wallets and reticules! Small carrying cases for personal … Continue reading

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March 2016 – Parlorcraft Circle – Embroidered Samplers

Please 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 Parlorcraft Circle for an Embroidered Sampler Workshop! Needlework was a vital part of girls’ schooling … Continue reading

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February 2016 – Parlorcraft Circle – Victorian Valentines

Saturday, February 6, 2:00 p.m. Jefferson Market Library, First Floor 425 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10011 Join the New York Nineteenth Century Society Parlorcraft Circle for Victorian Valentines! The earliest valentines date to the 15th century, but … Continue reading

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January 2016 – Parlorcraft Circle – Handmade Soft Shoes

Saturday, January 9th 2:00 – 4:30 pm Jefferson Market Library, Third Floor 425 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10011 Join the New York Nineteenth Century Society Parlor Crafts Circle for a workshop about making soft slippers, a popular … Continue reading

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August 2015 – Parlorcraft Circle – Tatted Lace

In August 2015, tatted lace was the topic of our Parlorcraft Circle. Tatting was a popular early-19th-century technique for handcrafting lace from a series of knots and loops, using shuttles, a crochet hook, or a large needle. Lace is formed … Continue reading

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July 2015 – Parlorcraft Circle – Smoking Caps

In July 2015 we presented our smoking cap edition of the Parlorcraft Circle. Beautifully embellished smoking caps, jackets, and slippers were popular lounge wear for fashionable Victorian gentlemen of the mid-nineteenth century. They replaced the looser banyan dressing gowns and … Continue reading

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Victorian Parlorcraft Circle: Handmade Bow Ties, Suspenders, and Arm Garters!

Special guest presenter Noam graciously shared his handmade bowties, suspenders, and arm garters with the Parlorcraft Circle, and talked about how he taught himself to make these historically-inspired items! Then Circle members made their own bow ties. Here are some … Continue reading

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