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Tue, May 28



18th Century Quilting with Lisa VandenBerghe

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18th Century Quilting with Lisa VandenBerghe
18th Century Quilting with Lisa VandenBerghe

Time & Location

May 28, 2024, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM GMT+2

Paris, 130 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, 75010 Paris, France

About the event

18th-century Quilted Fashion Accessories

Do you love the look of embroidered 18th-century fashions and accessories, but feel you’re not ready for that challenge yet? Quilting was also popular during this period, and intricate and impressive designs can be achieved with simple running stitches! Come make an 18th-century-inspired quilted needle-keeper with Lisa VandenBerghe from Tissus Anciens and learn the basic techniques you’ll need for any quilted fashion or accessory.

What you’ll get:

-  A supply kit with everything you need

-  3 design options

-  A handout with instructions and supply notes

-  Step-by-step instruction and tips on technique

-  A swatch of a Tissus Anciens 18th-century reproduction fabric

-  A bonus pattern for a holiday stocking!

-  A discount code for other Petites Choses quilting patterns in my Etsy shop

What you’ll do:

-  Examine actual quilt fragments from the period

-  Learn a little about quilting in fashion

-  Practice the stitches

-  Study sample models

-  Make a needle-book!

Class time will be from 2 to 5 pm.

Join us for a half-day of convivial stitching and learning!

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This event is part of our annual Costume Camp series- two weeks of workshops, outings, parties, shopping, and other events for costumers in Paris, France.

About Your Teacher:

Lisa VandenBerghe is an independent researcher, time traveler, sempstress, expat, and entrepreneur. Designing costumes for Shakespeare's Othello inspired a love of fashion history, which led to BA and MA degrees in History. Thinking about Desdemona's embroidered handkerchief, the crux of much of her tragedy in Othello, influenced writing a thesis about a seventeenth-century needlework pattern book which resulted in sharing research at regional and international conferences. Lisa’s research continues to be fueled by a passion for historical fashions and needlework, and strives to shed light on Early Modern women's engagement with domestic textile crafts. Her current endeavor is reproducing 18th-century French printed fabrics for her company Tissus Anciens, and designing 18th-century inspired quilting patterns for her brand Petites Choses. All while renovating her 18th-century mansion in France.

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