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’ll only need some basic sewing skills to enjoy this workshop! Price of admission will provide fabric for small cold weather projects to be donated to charity! 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 your very own one piece mittens – and a few pair to donate to a local shelter, and/or help to piece a small quilt for Project Linus. With the cold weather here in NH, it’s always a good thing to give warmth to those in need!
So come enjoy an afternoon with us – we’ll provide the snacks and materials – you can bring your own beverage; and we’ll all have a great time. For the price of admission, you get to go home with a pattern and a pair of mittens with the knowledge to make more for your family. The Masquerade gets to help out a local shelter and kids in need by donating the extra mittens, and the quilt blocks you create to keep some kids warm this winter! It’s a win, WIN!
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 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 15 treadle machine from 1895 .