Textile Arts of the 18th-Century with Patti Violette
Textile Arts of the 18th-Century with Patti Violette Sunday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the WGHHA historic warehouse The Wentworth-Gardner Historic House Association is pleased to present a living history demonstration called, “Textile Arts of the 18th-Century” with Patti Violette on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Join us for an adventure in historic country living in the middle of 21st century Portsmouth. You will learn about the domestic lifestyles shared by both the homeowner and their servants serving a wealthy seaport family. We will step back into the past - 200 years ago - by actually participating in 18th-century activities. Fascinating for children and adults alike will be the colonial hands-on demonstrations and everyone will have the opportunity to participate in this fun filled afternoon while learning more about the daily life those who lived long ago.
“These activities are so much fun,” said presenter Patti Violette. “Once you get your hands moving with the floor loom, you won’t ever want to stop. We will examine how needlepoint samplers were done, card wool, and use a very old braiding tool called a lucet. These activities will give us a clearer look into the daily activities of our ancestors during the 18th- and early 19th- centuries.” “Textile Arts of the 18th-Century” will begin at 1:00 PM at the Warehouse. Admission is $10.
We encourage all attendees to register in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-436-4406. About Wentworth-Gardner Historic House Wentworth-Gardner Historic House is located at 50 Mechanic St. in the South End neighborhood of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
House tours are offered to the public, Thursday through Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. through Columbus Day and begin on the steps of the Wentworth-Gardner House. WGHHA is dedicated to preserving and enhancing its structures, collections, and grounds, and contributing to the vitality of the community through education and outreach. For information, visit www.wentworth-gardner.org.