Tuesday, March 8, 2016

March Hive -- Staying Warm from the Inside Out

This Sunday, March 13th is the last Hive of the season. The topic is "Staying Warm in the 18th Century - from the Inside Out"  We'll be looking at how both men and women dressed when the weather got cold -- from inner wear to outerwear.

The doors open at noon for "The Buzz"  -- grab a cup of coffee and catch up with a friend.  The lectures start at 1 and will run till 3.  The last hour will be a chance to work on a project or get help with something you are working on.

We have something extra this time!! -  Roy Najeck will be offering a concurrent cartridge pouch workshop for up to 5 people.  This is a 21 round pouch with a black leather shoulder strap suitable for militia, state troops and pre 1779 Continental Army.  The pouch is based on originals from New England and the Champlain Valley.  If interested email Roy directly at roy@najecki.com  No experience in sewing leather is necessary.  You will learn the basics from 12 - 1 and work on your project while the lectures are going on.  The cost is $60 (includes all materials)

Also, we have two openings left to Saturday's shirt workshop.  If interested see the Larkin and Smith website Ihttp://atthesignofthegoldenscissors.com/collections/18th-century-shirts-1 to sign up.

As always, there will be coffee and tea served, snacks to share are always welcome. 
The Hive is free - located at Minuteman Technical High School on route 2A in Lexington.  Follow the main entrance and go all the way to the end of the building and use the entrance (the one near the pool) follow the signs for The Hive.

Also we're looking for volunteers for set up, clean up and coffee duty.  Email me if you can help.

See you this weekend!