The Genesee Country Village has announced their Domestic Skills Symposium for this fall. Please read the invitation below and download this Registration Form:
Genesee Country Village & Museum is pleased to announce registration is now open for our 2015 Domestic Skills Symposium!
The Symposium will be held November 7, 2015 at Genesee Country Village in Mumford, NY. We have planned a full schedule of presentations for Saturday, and optional pre- and post-symposium workshops and tours of interest to women and men. Like last year, the Symposium also features a full luncheon composed entirely of delectable 18th and 19th-century period receipts!
Complete details for optional workshops and the Symposium are available on our web site at http://bit.ly/2015Domestic-Skills-Symposium
Please plan to join us!
I will be teaching two Fanciful Utility workshops on Sunday:
Anna Worden Bauersmith, author of Fanciful Utility, will instruct attendees in making their choice of two or three small period styles of pincushions. All materials for your chosen designs will be provided and instructions for all designs will be given to each attendee. Participants should bring: a sewing basket with scissors, thimble, pins, needle, seam ripper, marking pencil/pen and a notepad.
Using the techniques from Fanciful Utility, make one of the most useful and versatile rolled work pockets. Also known as a sewing case or housewife, this work pocket is made of period correct fabrics in a row of pockets, bound with ribbon. Use it to hold your thread winders, flat tools, small scissors, buttons, a cloth measure and still have plenty of room for more. The pocket-of-pockets is rolled or folded up and tied closed with a ribbon. Participants should bring: a sewing basket with scissors, thimble, pins, needle, seam ripper, marking pencil/pen and a notepad.