Stitch - A - Historic House Workshop Inspired by the Shenandoah Tapestry!
Learn how to reproduce architectural elements in stitches! Ticket Required. Show Admission Included
Woodlawn Mansion is a stately house built in 1805 by one of the most revered architects of the time, William Thornton. In this fun workshop, you will learn to stitch the elements of an equally historic Winchester, Virginia building: Old Court House. We’ll look at various techniques for reproducing exterior building materials in needlework. Then you decide which ones to use to “build” the walls, columns, steps, door, roof, and window!
Guided by Janice McHenry and Hildegard Strydom, you’ll understand the basics of transferring a picture to a fabric ground, review stitch diagrams suitable for representing building materials in thread, pick the threads and colors you like, and become a needlework architect. All in a few hours!
All supplies are provided, but bring your own tools if you like (e.g., scissors, needles, light if needed, magnifier if needed). The two-hour session is open to students of all skill levels, and no experience is required.
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Alexandria, VA 22309