Historical Sewing Workshops
To coincide with the Bastille Day Celebrations and our Re-enacting guests, Mont De Lancey is hosting Historical Sewing Workshops on Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th of July at 1pm.
The costs of each Workshop is $20 per person with all monies raised going towards implementing a conservation programme for the Clothing & Textile Collection in the Mont De Lancey Museum.
Clothing and Textile Volunteer Lara will be available both days for anyone interested in finding out more about our collection and its history in relation to the Mont De Lancey Homestead and Museum. Re-enactors feel free to bring along UFO's and join us for a chat.
Cold Coin Donation. 10am - 4pm, Sat & Sun, except during workshop times, 1pm - 3pm.
Workshops and Displays will be held the Heritage Room.
Payments... reception desk at the front of the museum entry.
SATURDAY 10th JULY:
Simple 19th Century Sewing, 1pm, Heritage Room. $20
Come along and learn how to make 19th Century Winter Hoods, Shawls and Aprons. Suitable for beginers and experienced sewers alike.
- Simple Wool Hood
- ¾ yard (68cm) Wool Fabric
- Lining Fabric(if wanted)
- Thin & Thick Ribbon
- Wide Bias Tape
- This hood can be constructed by hand if wanted. Some wool flannel in limited colours will be available for purchase on the day.
- Winter Hood Adult/Child
- ½ meter Wool, Velvet, Cord or any warm heavy fabric
- ½ meter Lining Fabric
- ½ Batting/Felt/Wool/Flannel for lining (if wanted)
- This pattern is great for using up scrapes!
- At least 1 meter square of fabric (the bigger the better, warmer & more useful)
- Historically a large folded square of Wool/ Linen/ Cotton was used and fringed if wanted.
- Cotton/Linen at least 1.5 meters
- We will look at the various styles, shapes, uses and construction of anything from a heavy work apron to a delicate fashion apron.
Basic sewing kit needed for all projects.
Patterns & notes included in Workshop fee.
Items can be started in the workshop and finished at home by hand or machine.
SUNDAY 11th JULY:
Guernsey Bonnet, 1pm, Heritage Room.
The Sebire Family of Mont De Lancey were from the Channel Island of Guernsey.
The Bonnet worn by the women of the island is a distinctive, historical and extremely useful item of headwear. We will explore the history and construction of the Guernsey bonnet and have available an original for study. (And yes this original bonnet can be handled with care!)
- 2 meters of Cotton Fabric (pre-washed)
- Ruler & Tape measure with Inches marked
- Lead Pencil or Dressmakers Chalk
- Scissors & Pins and a basic sewing kit
- Some basic sewing knowledge and experience is needed for this Workshop.
- The actual pattern is very simple but the construction is fiddly so the Bonnet will need to be finished at home. Hand or Machine sewn.
Originally, black was the traditional colour of a Guernesy Bonnet but by the 1900's other colours and patterns were in use. These days on Guernsey the brighter the better!
100% cotton patchwork fabric is the perfect weight, any heavier fabrics such as Drill and some Calico weights will be unsuitable.
Pattern, Notes and other specialist needs included in Workshop fee.
The Guernsey Bonnet worn by the women of the island is a distinctive, historical and extremely useful item of headwear.