CGW is a club for amateurs and professionals who like to make historical, science fiction, or fantasy costumes.

18th Century Mitts

Burrrr…it’s a bit cold even for SoCal 

18th C. Mitts

Learn the construction of a pair of white linen mitts with silk accent using the mitts pattern from “Costume Closeup, Clothing Construction and Pattern 1750-1790” by Linda Baumgarten and John Watson with Florentine Carr.  The workshop will be taught by Emily Frank.  Students will receive the mitts pattern, cut out, the linen, cut out, will be taught how to do the fagotting stitch across the wrist slit, sew on the mitt tip, and receive instruction on completion. 

Date/Time (start & finish):  Saturday February 16, 2019 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Location:  The Revolutionary War at Huntington Beach at the civilian camp
Huntington Central Park, 18000 Goldenwest St, 92648 Huntington Beach, United States (Behind the library on Gothard between Slater and Talbert)

Parking: Parking is available behind the library and in the areas designated by the event coordinators.

Ticket Price: $2:00

Tickets on Sale: until February 8th at 10:00 pm, or until sold out. Only 10 seats are available. Purchase your tickets at this link.

Please Select silk tip color (ideally they should be the same color): (1) Dark Green; (2) Dark Blue; (3) Dark Red.  Please provide the following sizes: palm circumference measurement, wrist circumference measurement, and forearm circumference measurement

Students to Bring: Basic sewing kit with white thread, scissors, needles, pins.

Teacher to Bring: Cut pattern; cut pattern pieces; embroidery floss.

Are children allowed: No

Period correct attire is not required but is encouraged (it just adds to the fun).  Additionally, it would be most helpful if you could bring a folding chair. Period correct attire is not required but is encouraged (it just adds to the fun).  Additionally, it would be most helpful if you could bring a folding chair.  Students should meet at the apothecary located in the civilian camp.

Teacher:   Emily Frank

Emily grew up in a family of seamstresses and needle-workers; taking an interest in historical costuming after a childhood full of American Girl books and other historical fiction. Embroidery is a talent she’s particularly partial to, occupying the hands while leaving her mind and mouth open for conversation with friends.

CGW Liaison: Cynthia Aronin