Monday, February 3, 2014

February Hive - Sunday Feb 9th - Accessories

February Hive -- Sunday Feb 9th - Accessories!

Sponsored by His Majesty's 10th Regiment of Foot

11am - 12pm -- The Buzz -- Grab a cup of coffee and catch up with friends


12 pm - 12:30 pm  -- It's All in the Details (For men & women) - We'll take a closer look at accessories like neck clothes, hats, aprons and handkerchiefs.  Sometimes how you wear things is as important as what you actually wear.

12:30 pm - 1:15 pm -- Knapsacks and Gaiters -- Henry Cooke will discuss two rather ubiquitous accessories that we think we know, but don't often get right.

1:30 pm  - 2:30 pm --Stocking up! : Good, Better, Best  A panel discussion with Sharon Burnston, Carol Kocian & Colleen Humphreys.  Ok, so we don't have the perfect "best" stocking yet, but we do have repros that we can categorize as  "good" or "better".  And then there are some to just "walk away from"!

We'll look at some originals, discuss the characteristics of 18th century stockings and compare them against what is commercially available today.

Breakout Sessions 2:30 - 3:30

Stockings -- Continue the stocking discussion.  Bring you own stockings for review. Take a closer look at originals.

Sleeve Ruffles & Bosom Ruffles -- The GW Ball is coming up!  Perhaps you'd like to doll up your shirt or shift a bit with some ruffles.  Learn how to hem, gather and attach linen ruffles.  Not difficult to do, but there are a few tricks.  We will have kits available that will include fine linen, thread and instructions.  For Gentlemen - Bosom & Sleeve Ruffle for your shirft ($10), For Ladies Ruffle for your shift sleeve ($5).  If you'd prefer to use your own fine linen, bring it along.

Sewing Circle -- Stuck on a sewing project you are working on?  Just want to learn a few pointers?  Henry and Steph will answer your questions, and hopefully get you over that trouble spot that's preventing you from finishing up your latest project.

Shoe Buckles: Can't tell a lachet from a tine?  Are you baffled as to how to attach those buckles to your shoes? Bring your shoes and buckles and leather worker Steven Taskovics will help you attach those buckles!!!

Location: Minuteman Technical High School, Route 2A Lexington MA. Follow the signs for Community Education Parking and use the west entrance

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As always, Sunday's Hives are free of charge.  We'll have coffee and tea available.  Snacks to share are always welcome!

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