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Victorian Parlorcrafts & Textile Handwork Circle - Winter Show and Tell!

When: Saturday, February 4, 2012
Time: 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: Old Stone House Museum:
Washington Park/JJ Byrne Playground - 3rd St. @ 5th Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Early February is traditionally the coldest part of the year in New York City — what better time for a show-and-tell of what we’ve all been working on during our winter hibernation! 

Whether it’s a new knitting project inspired by an antique item, an exacting recreationof antique crochet lace, a modern-style skirt sewn using Victorian-era techniques, a piece of costume clothing interpreting the past, or modern embroidery art with a subject matter inspired by the past, please bring your own knitting and crochetwork, embroidery, tatting, needlepoint, papercraft, and other handworked parlor-crafts along and show us what you’ve been working on! 

Join us for tea, food, and fabulous company, as we convene for our first meeting of the new year in the beautiful upstairs room at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn.


The monthly Nineteenth Century Society Handwork Circle promotes the revival and research of antique, hand-worked textile and parlor arts such as knitting, crochet, embroidery, hand sewing using Victorian techniques, needlepoint, tatting, and antique papercrafts such as quilling. 

We feature a different craft, technique, or antique project at our monthly meetings, with a rotating cast of presenters, followed up with a traditional crafting circle where you can work on your own individual projects in the company of like-minded historically-interested textile and papercraft artists.

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 and parlor crafts!