Join us for Crafting History: Embroidering Festive Felt Ornaments on Tuesday, December 19, at 6 p.m. to embroider your own felt ornament and learn more about the history of embroidery.
Registration is required and covers the cost of the provided supplies.
Museum members: $5
General public: $7
Register here: https://bit.ly/ornaments1219
Crafting History is a series of accessible, interactive programming that allows adult learners a hands-on history experience, led by the Museum's Director of Adult Education, Dr. Maria Mears, and a local expert, taking crafts from the past and recreating them for use today.
All the crafts we focus on have some historical context and an element of sustainability. In the past, people found alternative uses for things no longer needed or got creative with different methods of making various products, but in the age of mass production, that has fallen to the wayside. We hope to combat hyper-consumerism with a historical understanding of crafts that take great skill and artistry but were often relegated to "women's home-keeping tasks".
We offer new Crafting History programming every other month, in person and online via the Museum's YouTube channel, on the third Tuesday of the month. Questions? Contact Maria Mears
The photo in the event graphic features teenage Bob Oldham embroidering on May 26, 1949, and is from the Museum's Pantagraph Negatives Collection. It has been preserved and digitized by the McLean County Museum of History as a part of our ongoing digitization efforts to save y(our) history. Please visit mchistory.org/participate/saving-history to learn more.