This Sunday kicks off the 2012 Hive season! Our home this year will be at the Major John Buttrick House, which is the yellow center entrance colonial on Liberty St in Concord, across from the North Bridge Visitor Center, where there is plenty of parking.
We are thrilled to be kicking off things with, count 'em, two guest scholars. Becky Fifield, who will be sharing her exhaustive research on runaways and Carol Kocian, who is the "go-to" person for 18th century stockings. And because we'd like everyone to be able to hear both lectures, we've tweaked the schedule a bit, so here it is...... See you on Sunday.....
12-1pm - Coffee/Snacks at Major John Buttrick House
1pm-1:45 "Had on When She Ran Away"
Expanding the usefulness of garment data in runaway advertisements. Recently published in Textile History, the author will be sharing her research and the methodology used in collecting and analyzing runaway data, with a special focus on fabrics, their frequency and use in particular garments.
2pm-2:45 Stockings Close-up: Yours and Mine
We'll begin with a slide lecture on 18th century stockings. Style changes throughout the century will be shown, as well as details of the frame-knitting process. Afterwards will be a chance to take a look at the original stockings in Carol Kocian's collection. Bring your own stockings, your knitting, or knit fabric you are thinking of using for stockings, to compare and discuss
3pm-3:45 Encore -- Stockings Close-up - For those who want to attend one our our clinics at 2
Breeches Fitting Clinic
Period breeches fit snugly around the leg and feel just below the knee. Bring in your off-the-rack breeches and learn how to make them have a more period correct (and flattering) appearance. No sewing experience necessary.
Kit Tune-up/Getting Started
New to reenacting or does you kit need a tune-up? Join our team for an overview of Battle Road clothing standards. Separate clinics for men and women/children.
Making an Apron*
An easy beginner project and a great refresher for experienced sewers. An apron is an essential part of a woman’s wardrobe; let’s make a new one!
Making a Market Wallet*
Sewing 101 for men. Learn basic hand sewing stitches as you make a practical and useful item for your kit.
Using Props as Interpretive Tools for Living History
Sometimes when talking to the public it’s hard to know where to start. We’ll look at the things you know about, like your clothing, your musket, and other props as a way of breaking the ice and feeling confident in your interpreting.
* Indicates pre-registration necessary and materials fees.