Our classes are as follows:
Thursday, July 30
Pleatwork Apron Make-and-Take (Genoveva) – 10:00 am in A&S 12 – 2 hours
A hands-on, instructional class on smocking, or honeycomb pleatwork, the gathering method commonly seen in German Renaissance clothing (but also popular for hundreds of years throughout Europe). You will make your own apron to wear around camp in style! We’ll also discuss pleating in general as we work, and students can read my 30-page research paper on historical pleating techniques. Materials available for 10 people ($10), or bring your own medium-weight, WHITE linen (1 yard). Free handouts for 25.
Period Pavilion Papercraft (Alexander) -1:00 pm in A&S 6 – 1 hour
Come learn how pavilions (tents) were made historically using basic construction techniques. Students will make a paper craft pavilion in the shape of their choice to take back to their own camp. Please bring scissors appropriate to your age (no sewing will be done). Free templates.
Enhance Your Camp (Gregor) – 4:00 pm in Camp Cynnabar (W02) – 1 hour
Join us at our camp to learn about how to make personal camp improvements that can enhance both its appearance as well as your own quality of life. Most projects are made from wood with basic tools and do not require special knowledge, skills, or equipment. Handouts will be available for each camp project ($1/handout), including our camp cart, kitchen worktable, sink with foot pump, trestle table, benches, chairs, clothes rack, armor stand, and more.
Tuesday, August 4
Mastering Pleatwork: Advanced 16th Century Techniques (Genoveva) – 10:00 am – A&S 12 (1 hour)
Experienced pleatworkers are invited to join me to discuss advanced methods of creating and securing pleats used in 16th-century Europe. Includes a review of my in-depth research on imagery and techniques, as well as a variety of reproduction pleatwork to touch and feel. After I present my research and experimentation, I will open the floor for discussion and practice. Participants will also have an opportunity to practice some of the more complicated stitches if they wish. 50-page handouts for 10 ($3 each), materials for 5.
Wednesday, August 5
Drawn Work Handkerchief Make-and-Take (Genoveva) – 2:00 pm in A&S 3 (1 hour)
A hands-on, instructional class on drawn work, specifically the hemstitch, seen in German, Italian, and English Renaissance clothing and accessories. Participants will create their own handkerchief with a drawn work hem, and learn how to make more elaborate drawn work designs on their own. Materials available for 10 people ($1 fee requested), or bring your own medium-weight, white linen (12″ x 12″). Free handouts available for 25.
Hope to see you at Pennsic!