Sunday, January 29, 2017

Stitch Your Heart Out Cross Stich Sachet Workshop for Kids

The Wilton Historical Society located on 224 Danbury Road is hosting a fun and easy workshop for kids.  During this workshop kids  will stitch up their own lavender-scented 4” square sachet.

Children will be working with a Heather Lins Home kit, which includes a 5” wood embroidery hoop, heart artwork printed on organic hemp/cotton blend fabric, organic lavender buds, embroidery floss, and embroidery needle. This is perfect for Valentine's Day because it is fun to slip the lavender-scented sachet into a drawer and enjoy the fragrance.  

The cost of this program is: Members: $10, plus $10 materials fee; Non-members $15 plus $10 materials fee. Please register by contacting or call 203-762-7257.

Did You Know?
“Have you ever used a needle and thread? Do you like to sew? There was a time in American history when girls were REQUIRED to sew! Young girls took classes in school and outside of school to learn cross stitch, which is a form of embroidery that looks like tiny “X’s” and can be found all over the world.
Cross stitch samplers became a requirement for girls in schools by the seventeenth century. The first sampler by young girls was called a “marking” sampler, designed with letters and numbers. Girls learned their alphabet while practicing the job of labeling clothing and linens. Textiles were very expensive and took time to make, so putting a household’s initials on them was a valuable skill.
In addition to teaching girls their alphabet and numbers, schools also had the girls sew verses, poems and messages of pious behavior.” — From the New-York Historical Society

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