Sewing Workshop: Hand-Sewn Hussif
March 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm$30
A “hussif” or “housewife” is a small sewing kit for keeping needles, thread, wax and other sewing items together. Hussifs were used during the American Revolution by soldiers, who were responsible for mending their own clothing. Women used hussifs for sewing as well as a sort of wallet or purse. By reading through the proceedings of Old Bailey, London’s Central Criminal Court, we understand how many common people organized their necessary items by using a hussif. Seeing as we live in the 21st century, you may use your hussif to hold whatever you would like!
This sewing workshop is hosted by Historic Rock Ford volunteer Sophie Walters.
Workshop is limited to 15 participants and will be held on the first floor of the Rock Ford Barn.
$30 per person. Reservations required.
Please bring a bagged lunch. Wearing a face mask is required, no exceptions. We ask all participants to review their hand-sewing stitches in preparation for attending this workshop.
Please bring the following items with you:
4 small scraps of fabric for the inside pockets. Each 3-1/2″ by 5-1/2″. We recommend linen or cotton in any color or pattern that you wish. (Avoid textured fabrics, corduroy or denim).
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