Come 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! You will sew on our scrap strip pieces to learn how to make a “string quilt” block, and we will donate what you make to Project Linus. It’s a win – win! 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. You will go home with the pattern and one of your blocks, and we will put the rest of the blocks together to make a Project Linus quilt! It’s a win – win!
So come enjoy an afternoon with us – we’ll provide some prepackaged snacks – you can bring your own beverage; and we’ll all have a great time.
Here’s a look at an Antique Playground – “Build a Bunny” class that happened in 2017. So much fun!
Our machines include: A Singer VS2 treadle from 1887, another Singer VS2 treadle from 1889, Singer Model 15 treadle from 1919, 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 Singer 128 from 1918 (¾ machine), a Vickers (Modelle De Luxe) 1919 from London, 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 “Sew Handy” toy machine from 1914