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Women's Workshop Weekend

Women's Workshop Weekend
Friday, March 31st - Saturday, April 1st - Sunday, April 2nd
Due to Inclement Weather on the Initial Dates, We are Postponed to
Friday, April 28--Sunday, April 29--and Saturday, April 30

Distaff Are Equally Important!

Join us for a weekend centered around the life of an 18th Century Woman. This is an occasion to improve upon one's skills, learn a new skill, and have some fun. In short, this is an opportunity to improve ourselves as historical women.

Workshops participants will have the chance to spend the weekend at the Fort (a bit of experimental archaeology for the weekend), as well as use the museums hearths and bake ovens to prepare personal meals.

Fees for the Women's Workshop Weekend are:

  • Registration
    - Sixty dollars ($60) per person (see also Material Fee below)
    --Fee includes luncheon on Saturday
    --Registration Deadline Sunday, April 23rd

  • Material Fee
    -Approximately thirty dollars ($30) accumulative for sessions
    --Paid at time of sessions to instructors

Please Note: This is an Adult Only Weekend. No participants under 18 years of age.

Weekend Schedule:

  • Friday, March 31
    Arrival and Check-in
    Lottery for Class Choices (1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc...)

  • Saturday, April 1
    9:00 AM
    Concurrent Sessions:

    • Pray tell, what is "a le point a rabattre sous la main?"
      Sew Up an 18th Century Stitch Sampler
      -Participants will create a personal reference tool which will never go out of style.
      -Session Limit 10 Persons.
      -Additional Material Fee Applies.

    • About Your Neck: A Spotted Neck Cloth
      Spotted neck cloths or neck handkerchiefs were are a reoccurring theme in 18th and 19th centuries clothing. It was an inexpensive way to add bright colors and pattern to one's wardrobe
      -Make up and take away your very own indigo spotted neck-cloth.
      -Session Limit 12 Persons.
      -Additional Material Fee Applies .

  • Saturday, April 1
    12:00 PM
    -Lunch will be provided as part of the workshop weekend
    -Do you have a kit or appropriate goods to display or sell?

  • Saturday, April1
    1:30 PM
    Concurrent Sessions

    • Bonnets and more Bonnets: A Bonnet Tutorials bring
      • Students will need to bring with them:
        • Two-thirds yard (2/3') medium weight fashion fabric in silk taffeta ribbon, linen or worsted wool
          (Note: you may use less fabric depending upon how you trim your bonnet; you may consider an alternate color for the underside of your brim)
        • Three-quarters yard (3/4') of quarter-inch wide (1/4") or three-eighths-inch wide (3/8") silk ribbon, cotton or linen twill tape
        • Thread: 16/2 linen, cotton or 35/2 linen for hand sewing; or quilting weight thread to match your fashion fabric
        • Scissors, thimble, beeswax
      • Session Limit 12 Persons
      • Additional Material Fee Applies.

    • Looking into Wallets
      • What differentiates wallets of the 18th Century? Should you carry a wallet? Talk a look at wallets of the Colonial Period.
      • Create a small wallet of your very own.
      • Session Limit 12 Persons
      • Additional Material Fee Applies.

  • Sunday, April 2
    9:00 AM

    • A Tisket, A Tasket, Is that an 18th Century Style Basket?
      As with most things 18th century, the how, why, and composition of an item is underwritten by the micro-culture through which it was created. Or, more succinctly, what baskets were common for English Colonists, French Colonists, and Eastern Woodlands Natives?
      • A look as what is, or is not an 18th Century Style Basket and;
      • An opportunity to examine one's own accessories (that is, bring along your own basket).

    • Time to work on projects

  • Sunday, April 2
    12:00 PM
    -Clean up and break down

The Fort at No. 4
267 Springfield Road
Charlestown, NH 03603
$60 per person (includes luncheon on Saturday)
Limit 25
Registration Deadline: March 25, 2017

Women's Workshop Weekend
The Fort at No. 4 if a 501(c) 3 non-profit,
and 509(a)2 charitable corporation
Tax ID Number 02-0261110