Needlework 101: Monogram a Kerchief

May 12, 2019 - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Museum of the American Revolution

This drop-in workshop is included with museum admission. 

Needlework 101: Monogram a Kerchief 

In this drop-in workshop (plan to spend half an hour), learn why people like Elizabeth Schuyler monogrammed their shirts, sheets, and kerchiefs with tiny red initials. Participants will learn the basics of monogramming using historical lettering on different fabrics.

Learn the fundamentals of 18th-century dress and what it reveals about the Revolution in this hands-on workshop. Spend the day learning traditional skills and working with your hands, beginning with a close look at objects in the Museum’s Galleries as inspiration for your own creations. Then, try your hand at creating your own replica to take home. Learn tricks of the 18th-century trades and meet others while discovering new talents in making and doing.

No prior sewing experience is required in this drop-in workshop suitable for adults and families with children ages 6 and up. This workshop is free with Museum admission. 

Artisan Workshops are taught by the Museum’s knowledgeable team of educators and makers, who have years of experience studying and recreating historical objects. Learn about upcoming workshops here.  

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