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Mingles at the Museum
White Gloves and Flapper Gowns: A Day with a Curator
Pull on a pair of white curator’s gloves and spend a day working beside curator
, collections manager of the Montgomery County Historical Society, as she prepares beautiful vintage beaded gowns for display in an upcoming Roaring Twenties-themed exhibition. In this special hands-on experience, participants get an overview of the curator’s work and also learn about the challenges of displaying such fragile textiles.
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Back-to-Basics Boot Camp for Knitters
Whether you know how to knit a scarf but not much more, used to knit but now feel rusty, or are confident in your beginning knitting skills but want to make sure you're ready for an intermediate class or project, this workshop is for you.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Laundry to Legacy: Repurposing Treasured Garments Into Memory Quilts
Discover a new way to use T-shirts and other garments of sentimental value: Learn how to transform them into usable quilts to give as gifts or to preserve cherished memories.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 10:00 AM
The Inspirational Quilts of Gee’s Bend
Explore the cultural history behind the vivid abstract quilts made in this distinctive rural Alabama community for generations, and try your hand at a quilting project in the Gee’s Bend spirit.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:00 AM
A Nuno-Felted Scarf Workshop
The nuno process, which bonds wool to other fabrics, creates lightweight, drapeable felt ideal for clothing and accessories. Learn this unique and versatile technique as you create a one-of-a-kind scarf.
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Quilting for Beginners: A Small Handmade Quilt
2-Session Weekend Course
Learn the basics of hand-stitched quilt-making—including piecing, applique, and finishing techniques—as you work on a small-scale piece that can be used as a doll quilt or a wall hanging.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 1:00 PM
Knitting for Beginners: Making a Scarf for the Holidays
2-Session Weekend Course
Learn the fundamentals of knitting, including casting on, basic knit and purl stitches, increasing, decreasing, and binding off. Students learn by practice, and knit a scarf during and between classes.
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 10:15 AM