Workshops

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January 27th and 28th (snow date for February 3rd and 4th) - 18th Century English Stomacher Front Gown Workshop. Workshop Location Springfield Art & Historical Society 65 Route 106, North Springfield, Vermont 05150. The SAHS is location next to Cota & Cota. To register, please click here

February 24th and 25th (snow date for March 2nd and 3rd). 18th Century English Stomacher Front Gown Workshop. Workshop Location Springfield Art & Historical Society 65 Route 106, North Springfield, Vermont 05150. The SAHS is location next to Cota & Cota. To register, please click here

April 27th and 28th - Clothing Workshop for Women and Girls. Saratoga National Historical Park. 9:00am - 4:30pm both days. Workshop is free but registration required. 

July 13th and 14th - 18th Century Caps & Bonnets. Fort at No 4. Charlestown, NH. 9:30am - 3:30pm both days. To register, please click here.

September 27th, 28th and 29th - 18th Century English Stomacher Front Gown Workshop, Workshop Location Col. Paul Wentworth House, Rollinsford, NH. Registration require, details TBA.

 

** Interested in booking a workshop for 2025? Please email us to discuss! atthesignofthegoldenscissors@gmail.com **

 

18th Century English Stomacher Front Gown 

In this workshop you will learn to construct an English stomacher front gown in the period manner using our Larking and Smith English Gown Pattern. The en fourreau back is one of the most popular styles of gown during the 18th century and can easy suit a variety of impressions depending on choice of fabric and trim. Bodice lining is included. At the end of the workshop each individual will have a personalized pattern for re use and their gown 80-90% finished. Homework is required. Pre approval of fabric is necessary. Stays are required.

A minimum of 4 is required for a gown workshop (6-8 people max depending on location space.) This is a 2 1/2 days workshop. Fee is 225.00 per person.

18th Century Accessories - Caps, Hats, Bonnets, Aprons, 

Each accessory workshop is a half day workshop and the fee is 35.00 per person, plus a material fee. (Material fees will vary depending on the materials needed for each accessory.) Workshops can be combined to make a one day program.

Additional Workshops and Living History Programs by Request

Although there is no physical space at the Golden Scissors home studio to host classes, there are a few spaces nearby. Emily is happy to travel to teach classes at a host site. Travel & Room Costs must be covered and a fee per-attendant is required. (Fees vary depending on the workshop.)

Looking for a special program/demonstration for your museum or living history site? Gown in a day, women's trades, 18th century material culture, etc. Let us tailor something to your needs. Please contact us to discuss possibilities. atthesignofthegoldenscissors@gmail.com

*Please note, our workshops are the only official workshops using the Larkin & Smith line of 18th century sewing patterns. At this time we have not licensed any maker or instructor to teach using our materials. If this changes, we will post a list of approved instructors.