Make an Embroidered Pin Cushion
Join us for this two-part virtual workshop to learn about
18th-century fashion and how to make your own embroidered "pinball"
(a spherical pincushion) based on original examples. Visitor Engagement
Supervisor Meg Bowersox will lead a hands-on sewing circle to recreate
embroidered pinballs inspired by the historical objects on display in our
current special exhibition, When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story,
1776-1807. And we’ll go behind the scenes of the exhibition to explore the
featured textiles and embroidery with curatorial fellow Dr. Marcela Micucci.
This two-night class will occur from 7-8:30 p.m. on March 10
and 17. All participants will receive materials by mail prior to the start of
the workshop to make their own pinball. No prior sewing or embroidery
experience is required but would be helpful. Participants will need an internet
connection, microphone, and webcam.
Registration Deadline: March 1, 2020