Artisan Workshop: Make a SamplerMarch 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. Museum staff will discuss original embroidered objects and lead a hands-on sewing circle to recreate samplers inspired by historical objects, including rare original examples on display in our special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia.
This three-part class will occur Wednesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. on March 8, 15, and 22. All participants will receive material by mail prior to the start of the workshop to make their own sampler. 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.