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Embroidery and Textiles Workshops at Macktown Living History

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Great Lakes Style Twined Bag
10 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Taught by Kelly Schott
A brief overview of the history of the Great Lakes style bag, constructed from natural plant fibers using the traditional 18th/early 19th century 1 stick method, followed by hands-on instruction so that you can create your own small bag to take home. Participants have a choice of workshop times.
Registration on the Macktown Living History website: time choice is required;
$30 per non-MLH member, $25 per member. BYO scissors!

Spider Web Rose Sampler

10 a.m. or 1 p.m.
Taught by Cathy Grafton
Learn how to create a small sampler of using silk ribbon with stitches such as spider rose, lazy daisy, French knots, and more for flower and leaf patterns; finish with silk thread stitches for stem and decorative details.
To bring: 8” square piece of white or solid colored cotton, small scissors, 5 or 6” hoop, (a thimble if you use one), silk ribbon, silk thread, and needles. For an $5 additional fee payable to the instructor at class time, silk ribbon & thread, plus needles can be provided.

Workshop registration on the Macktown Living History website: time choice is required;
Cost: $35 per non-MLH member, $30 per member.

10 Basic Embroidery Stitches
2:00-5:00 PM
Taught by Cathy Grafton
Learn a bit of embroidery history and 10 basic stitches & create a small sampler. These stitches are the basis of much of the embroidery done throughout history around the world. The stitches we will cover are: running, back stitch, cross stitch, split stitch, stem & outline stitch, French knots, chain stitch, detached chain (lazy daisy), feather stitch and variations and couching, featuring the Bayeux stitch.

To bring: A piece of solid cotton, a 4-6 inch embroidery hoop, small scissors, sewing notions (thimble, pincushion, etc.) several embroidery needles and wool or silk twist weight threads.

Cost: $35 per non-MLH member, $30 per member. Register on the Macktown Living History website!

Macktown Living History
2221 Freeport Road
Rockton, IL 61072
United States

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