Needles were valuable tools in colonial America and were stored in handmade cases and containers. One such case in Landis Valley’s collection is stitched of several printed fabrics with inside flannel “pages” for needles.
Now, you can learn basic hand-sewing stitches to create your own beautiful place to store your needles. The book folds into an approximately 2-in X 3-in. piece made from the fabric of your choice. Previous hand sewing experience is helpful, but all necessary stitches will be taught.
Bring needles, dress-making pins, sharp scissors, water soluble marker or pencil, and a small ruler to the class. You may also bring a thimble, but it’s optional. Check in at the Landis Valley Museum Store by 12:45 p.m. Class is located upstairs.
Please note that class size is limited.
Lynnette Miller is an independent textile consultant and educator. A member of the Costume Society of America, she focuses on promoting accuracy in historic interpretation, especially 18th and 19th century clothing construction and fit. She conducts clothing and millinery workshops for living history organizations and historic sites, including winter craft classes and Summer Institute at Landis Valley. Lynnette can often be found demonstrating in the Textile Crafts barn at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum.
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