Saturday, July 16, 2022
Hollow sewing cases or “housewifes” (huswifs) seemed to appear around the mid 19th century into the first part of the 20th century. These cases carried the essentials to maintain textiles, much like a travel sewing kit of today. Many had room for a couple of spools of thread, needle pages, as well as a pocket or two to place items such as beeswax, thimble, or even a pocket to hold a pair of small scissors.
Join instructor, Marsha Regan, as we re-create a rolled sewing case made of fabric with metal tube inserts that hold a solid form. Using material supplied by Marsha, we will be hand-stitching our sewing cases from simple stitches to complete this project.
All materials will be supplied, just bring your own metal thimble and a scissor to use during the class. Fabric color and pattern selections will be available to choose from at the beginning of the workshop.
Maximum class size: 8