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Docent Enrichment Classes

-- 2020 --

For all DLM Volunteers

Market Basket


Make a Market Basket: 2-day Class, Sundays Feb 9 & 16, 1-4pm

Gather in the Tavern and learn to make a period appropriate market basket suitable for carrying all sorts of things at DLM! The basket shown is about 17" long, 11" wide & 9" high, and very sturdy. You have the option to make this high-sided rectangular basket, a square basket, or a low sided basket, often called a "gathering" or "herb" basket. You must attend both days to complete the project. All materials and instruction provided by Karen Parsons.


Materials fee: $40. Pre-registration required.

Register and pay the Materials Fee ON-LINE here

NOTE -Class limited to 10 participants. Please register by February 7 --



Short gown


Make a Short gown: 2-day Class, Sundays March 15 & 22, 1-4pm

--TO BE RESHEDULED--

Gather in the Tavern and learn to make a period appropriate Short gown (ladies jacket), using a JP Ryan pattern (provided for your use during class) to add to your 18th century wardrobe. Basic sewing skills are required.

Participants should bring a sewing machine (in good working order!) with an extension cord, and the usual sewing needs: needles, thread, pins, both fabric and thread scissors, tape measure, marking pencil etc. You also need to provide the fabric for the outter shell of the short gown, preferably a period appropriate medium weight linen or cotton. Please wash and dry this fabric before class. The following purveyors are known to carry period appropriate fabrics:

Townsends , Burnley and Trowbridge, and Wm Booth, Draper. Our local Joann Fabrics also carries a limited supply of appropriate fabrics (please, no polyester).

In the class you will learn to cut and fit your short gown using a "Muslin", which will then become your lining. High quality Muslin lining will be provided. You will then cut and sew the rest of the short gown.


Materials fee: $25 for Sunday Volunteers. $40 for all others. Pre-registration required.

Register and pay the Materials Fee ON-LINE here

NOTE -Class limited to 8 participants.



Make an 18th century beverage: Cherry Bounce" Saturday, March 21

Gather at Woodville Plantation for this class, open to the volunteer Docents of DLM and our associated Museums, to make an 18th century beverage. There is a $5 fee for DLM volunteers; you must provide your own materials.


Please contact Woodville Plantation for more information




For more information, email DLM@DLMuseum.org or call (412) 486-0563 and leave a message.




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