Loading Events

« All Events

Historic Shirt Workshop

Event Series Event Series (See All)

September 21 @ 9:30 am 4:30 pm

Cost: Member $350; Non-Member $375 (All materials included, course limited to 6 participants)

In this TWO-DAY workshop (Saturday, Sept. 21 & 28), students will learn how to create a historically accurate 18th-century, gender-neutral shirt.

This will include the fundamentals of no-waste cutting, period hand stitching, an overview of tools and materials, and the basics of shirt construction. There will be a discussion of styles and other elements that indicate specific periods and how these clever construction techniques can be adapted to modern garment making. Students will leave with a shirt cut to their measurements on its way to completion and the knowledge and skills to complete it at home. Please expect homework in between sessions. The price of the workshop includes all fabric and notions.

Participants must be able to attend BOTH workshops.

Historic Shirt Workshop—Rebecca Santa
About the Instructor

Rebecca Ranta is a Fashion and Textile Historian and Fiber Artist with a deep passion for learning and preserving traditional textile crafts. For over four years, she has created historic garment reproductions using period-accurate tools and techniques. She studies historic weaving techniques with Kate Smith at the Marshfield School of Weaving and Weavers Croft and works with the Northern New England Fibershed.

4334 Route 7
Ferrisburgh, VT 05456 United States