Live Zoom Workshop: The Mended French Chemise with Kaari / Saturday, May 22nd / 10-1pm PST
A Month of Early French Household Textiles
Join us for a Saturday morning workshop and discover the beauty of old French textiles by creating something new out of something old! We've teamed up with some of our favorite French General teachers to offer a fun-filled, creative live Zoom workshop, complete with a kit from French General.
These workshops are great for beginners or experienced crafters. The kits include everything you need to create a beautiful project - with a few suggested useful tools to have on hand.
The Mended French Chemise with Kaari
Saturday May 22nd / 10-1pm Pacific Standard Time
Learn how to mend an old French linen chemise using antique hemp, nettle and linen scraps and tiny stitches. These French nightshirts were made in the 19th century and have been preserved, but they are in need of repair! We will be learning how to stitch on a piece of French history. Workshop instruction includes mending, darning and patching your chemise with antique French fabric.
The Mended French Chemise Kit includes: antique French chemise, antique fabric scraps, sewing thread, Valdani thread and needles.
Other useful tools to have on hand: fabric scissors, thimble, iron and pressing pad
$150.00 registration includes Kit and Zoom Workshop
Kits sent out the first week of May
Zoom Workshop link will be sent to you the day before the workshop
Be sure to tag your work on instagram #earlyfrenchhouseholdtextiles
If the study of old French textiles interests you, and in particular, old French chemises, we highly recommend you taking the upcoming workshop from Tatter Library:
From Collar to Cuffs: An Exploration of a Hand-Sewn Shirt c. 1820-1840