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Early 1800’s Women’s Cap Workshop

January 10, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


CAP WORKSHOP PHOTOSThis workshop will begin by examining the appearance of women’s cap styles from 1795-1810.  We will explore who wore caps and why and how they were worn. Original and reproduction caps will be displayed. Necessary sewing techniques will be taught.  However, previous sewing experience is helpful.

The instructor for this workshop is Lynette R. Miller of Miller’s Millinery.

Participants will hand sew a white cotton day cap, choosing from three different styles from basic to complex. Choice of fabric, cap and frill style will individualize each cap. All materials to sew one cap will be purchased from the instructor at the workshop. Lace and ribbon for additional decoration will be provided by participant.

Materials included in the Workshop Fee:

White 100% cotton fabric for cap (batiste, dotted Swiss, woven stripes); pre-hemmed cap frill (ruffle); ribbon for tie and drawstring; pattern; and booklet with background, instructions and various methods of attaching the frill and ribbons

Participants need to bring the following:  

Needles, pins, thimble, tape measure, beeswax, water soluble fabric marker, fabric shears, thread scissors, white sewing thread

Optional: 4 cards cotton lace or embroidered eyelet (1″ wide or narrower) or 3 yards white or colored ribbon (1-2″ wide)

Please eat lunch before you come; a snack will be provided!

Total Materials Fee and Instructor Cost for Workshop is $55.

Space is limited to 15 participants! Register by calling Sarah Drennen at the Rock Ford office (717-392-7223).


January 10, 2016
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm