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Astrida Schaeffer
Astrida Schaeffer

Historical Sewing Series



Astrida Schaeffer has been making reproduction historical clothing since 1986 and custom museum mannequins since 1998. Her mannequins have appeared in museums across New England and have been published in several books as well as Costume in Performance, 2007 Historic Fashions Calendar. She has sewn for Strawbery Banke Museum, Plimoth Plantation, the American Independence Museum, and the Pavane Renaissance Dance Ensemble, among others, and is in the process of writing a book on 14th century clothing. As soon as that's finished she has plans for another on Victorian embellishment.

Victorian Holiday Stocking

Victorian Trims YOU Can Make

Victorian Trims and Embellishments

Medieval Methods Scarf

Renaissance Revival Purse

Jane Austen's Wrap



Victorian Holiday Stocking


Victorian Holiday Stocking



Fee

The fee for this 3-hour class is $50.00 plus supply list.



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Victorian Holiday Stocking


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$50.00 plus supply list

VictorianTrims




Victorian Trims YOU Can Make


Get a visual tour of 19th century gown embellishments to inspire you, then make a sampler of Victorian cording, pleating, ribbon, applique, and self-trim techniques.  You will also get a pattern for a simple project you can then decorate with the techniques you've learned.



Fee

The fee for this 3-hour class is $40.00.



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Victorian Trims


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$40.00

VictorianTrims




Victorian Trims and Embellishments


Get inspired by 19th century gown embellishments with author and costume historian Astrida Schaeffer.  Learn how the Victorians thought about design and then make a sampler of the piping, cording, pleating, ribbon and applique', and self-trim techniques that made their clothes fabulous.  Each class includes a visual tour of Victorian gowns handouts, and hands-on instruction.  Take your own textile projects to the next level!.


Offered in conjunction with the exhibition EMBELLISHMENTS: CONSTRUCTING VICTORIAN DESIGN at UNH, Durham, through March 22, 2013.



Fee

The fee for this class is $145.00 supplies included.



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Victorian Trims and Embellishments


Let us know your interest!

$145.00 supplies included

VictorianTrimsAndEmbellishments


Medieval Methods


Use medieval finishing and decorative methods to make a unique modern hat or scarf.  You'll learn edge-weaving, corded applique, self-stuffed buttons, and a spot-quilting technique called boutis.  Each class includes handouts and a visual tour of surviving medieval textiles. 15 people max



Fee

The fee for this 6-hour class is $130.00 plus a $10 kit fee.



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Medieval Methods


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$130.00 plus $10 kit fee

MedivalMethods



Renaissance Revival Purse


The Renaissance loved embellishment, and now you can bring that richness of detail to a clutch purse you'll never want to put down. Pearlwork, slashing, braidwork, and goldwork make this over-the-top fabulous! Each class includes visual details of surviving Renaissance clothes and clothes in art, and every participant will receive a CD of images. 15 people max



Fee

The fee for this 6-hour class is $130.00 plus a kit fee.



Schedule



Renaissance Revival Purse



Let us Know Your Interest

$130.00 plus kit fee




Jane Austen's Wrap


The early 1800's were a classical fashion style, deceptively simple until you looked at the details.  This class uses four self-fabric methods to embellish a light cotton wrap.  Each class includes a visual review of surviving gowns from the early 19th century to get your creative energies flowing, and every participant will receive a CD of images. 15 people max



Fee

The fee for this 6-hour class is $130.00 plus a kit fee.



Schedule



Jane Austen's Wrap



Let us Know Your Interest

$130.00 plus kit fee




Samples

Just a taste of the hand-sewn embellishments...

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