Workshops will have you in stitches

For the second year in a row, the Indiana State Museum is presenting the Stitch in Time workshops. Last year’s workshops focused on the museum’s quilt collection and quilt conservation and were very successful. This year, we aim to take a twist and focus high fashion as well as conservation topics.

Stitch in Time: Funky Hats features Indianapolis milliner Emily Clark in a two part workshop. On Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to noon, Emily will focus on the history of women’s millinery using examples from the museum’s hat collection. From 1 to 3 p.m. Emily will bring the world of couture hat fashion directly to you. The afternoon session will allow participants to construct their own 1940s inspired cocktail perch hat. Participants will receive a piece that does not require blocking but will allow for embellishing with feathers, flowers, ribbons and veiling. Basic sewing skills are required. Interested? Then don’t forget to bring your own needle, thimble and scissors!

Have you, or are you, getting married? Or perhaps you just celebrated a christening? Then you will be interested in our Stitch in Time: Ghosts in the Closet workshop. From 9 a.m. to noon, museum conservator Gaby Kienitz will show you how to conserve and preserve your wedding or christening gown. Participate in a frank discussion about re-using that family heirloom for a new special occasion. Additionally, learn cleaning and storage options for modern wedding dresses and get small samples, supplier lists and Internet resources.

Registration is required for both workshops! Please call 317.232.1637 to reserve your spot today.

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2 Responses

  1. Since I will be working at the Indiana State Fair during your upcoming Stitches in Time workshops I would like to sign up to attend the Funky Hats workshop on Saturday, August 14 for the morning session only. I would also like to register for the Ghosts in the Closet workshop on Saturday, August 21 from 9:00 until noon. I have never been to the museum, but have a huge collection of hats and vintage clothing and feel these workshops could be bennifincial. I am not a member of the museum and wondered how and when I could pay for these workshops. Thank you and I look forward to the workshops.
    Jenny Washburn

  2. Indiana sounds like a great place to visit – with so many things to do. The Indiana State Museum is a place that everyone in the family can enjoy. Thank you for the interesting articles on places to go and things to do.

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