Come to play at The Masquerade! This Antique Playground workshop will give you the chance to sit down at a treadle machine, or hand crank a number of “portable” antiques.
Step back into history and have fun “playing” on these well oiled machines – you don’t need to know how to sew to enjoy this workshop! We’ll have some great small project kits to choose from for an additional $5 – $20. Everyone will have the chance to try out each machine – working on a piece of their project at a time – with detailed instructions from our expert. Make a Floppy Ear Bunny, a Small Pet Bed, a Pin Cushion Scrap Bag, a Victorian hand bag, a Jelly Roll beach bag quilt, a Jelly Roll project bag or our very own creation – the “Happy Sak”.
If you want to bring your own project – that’s OK, too! If you have a big stash of fabric you want to dig into – but you like the projects we are making – we’ll let you use our free patterns for the projects listed above.
So come enjoy an afternoon with us – we’ll provide the snacks – you can bring your own beverage; and we’ll all have a great time.
When you purchase a seat in the class, you will be able to download a “supply list” that will give details about the available projects we have – or the supplies you’ll need to make them with your own fabric.
Our machines include: A Singer VS2 treadle from 1889 a Willcox & Gibbs chain stitch from 1894 (European), a Singer 48K from 1904, a German Frister & Rossmann from 1910, a Willcox & Gibbs chain stitch from 1915 (American), a Singer 28 from 1918 ( ¾ machine), a Jones Family C.S. from 1920 (Manchester England), a Singer 221 Featherweight from 1937, a Singer 221-1 Featherweight from 1950, and a Singer 15NL Nostalgia machine modeled after the Singer 15 from 1895 but manufactured in 1970.