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Replica Pinball or round pincushion sewn at an Artisan Workshop.

Join us for this three-part virtual Artisan Workshop to learn about 18th-century fashion and how to make your own embroidered “pinball,” a spherical pincushion, based on original examples. Museum staff will discuss original embroidered objects and lead a hands-on sewing circle to recreate embroidered pinballs inspired by historical objects.

This three-part class will occur from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 18, and 25. All participants will receive material by mail prior to the start of the workshop to make their own pinball. No prior sewing experience is required but some familiarity with sewing or needlework would be helpful. Participants will need an internet connection, microphone, and webcam.

Deadline to Register: Jan. 3, 2023

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Artisan Workshop Series

Learn tricks of 18th-century trades and meet others while discovering new talents in making and doing. Then, try your hand at creating your own replica.
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Margaretta Forten Sampler on display in Black Founders exhibit.
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Margaretta Forten, daughter of James Forten, sewed this sampler. 

Artisan Workshop: Make a Sampler

March 8, 15, 22, 2023 (3 weeks) from 7-8:30 p.m.
Join us for this three-part virtual workshop to learn about 18th-century sewing and how to make your own embroidered sampler based on original examples on display in our special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
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