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City of Bowie
Date:
August 24, 2019
Time:
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:
Belair Mansion
Address:
12207 Tulip Grove Drive
Bowie, MD 20715
Contact:
301-809-3089
Cost:
$200 per person
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Making Pretty Practical Pasteboard

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Mid-Victorian women enjoyed creating a variety of 'novelties' made from common items. These novelties could be practical, functional, and attractive. One of the most popular and common crafts was making objects from fabric covered pasteboard, including needle books, scissors cases, decorative boxes, work baskets, watch pockets, and many other items. Participants may choose from a variety of designs, sizes, and shapes taken from period publications and original artifacts. Minimal sewing skills are required - only a simple overcast stitch is used. All materials will be provided, including pasteboard and reproduction printed fabrics. Participants should bring a pair of sewing scissors to cut fabric and thread and a pair of utility scissors to cut pasteboard. Kit fee including workbook with patterns and instructions for all of the projects. Cost is $20. Reservations required. Space is limited. Minimum age is 15 years old. Call 301-809-3089