The monthly NYC Parlorcrafts Circle promotes the revival and research of antique textile arts, and other handworked arts from that era such as papercrafts.

Members are interested in antique handwork arts for many reasons: we find them relaxing, useful, frugal, environmentally savvy, and beautiful. Although the circle strives for historical accuracy in our research and presentations, we encourage modern and Victorian-inspired personal projects using these techniques, as well as historically accurate projects and recreations. The only requirement for attendance is a curiosity about antique textile techniques, and a willingness to use these techniques in a way that is useful to the individual!