Workshops at The Charleston Museum

Are you eager to refine or learn a new skill? The Charleston Museum is offering a variety of craft workshops this fall. Space is limited. Reservations and masks are required for each of these workshops. Register online or call 843-722-2996 ext. 224.

SewLAB: Focus on Fit
November 6, 2021   
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Do you have clothes in your closet that just don’t fit right? Like Tim Gunn says, let’s “make it work!” Learn to take accurate body measurements to use along with simple, quick sewing fixes to fine-tune the fit of your clothes. Bring an array of pieces to tailor them with expert guidance from local designer JennyTHREADS during this fun workshop. Beginners and teens welcome,
$50 Museum Members | $80 Non-Members
Click here to register.

SewLAB: Chop Shop with Local Designer JennyThreads
December 4, 2021   
9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Do you have clothes that are just not the right shape or length? Learn some creative ways to raise or lower hemlines on pants and skirts, take in tops and dresses, change sleeve length and width, and finish your work neatly so you will want to show it off. Bring one or two pieces to alter with expert guidance from local designer JennyTHREADS during this fun workshop. All skill levels welcome.
$50 Museum Members | $80 Non-Members
Click here to register.

Holiday Wreath Making Workshop
December 4, 2021   
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Craft a classic holiday wreath using an assortment of traditional greenery. Attendees will be led through a hands-on design process by members of the Garden Club of Charleston, who annually decorate the Joseph Manigault House for the season. 16” wreath, adornment materials, and admission to the Joseph Manigault House included. Recommended to bring: A pair of garden clippers and garden gloves.
$75 Museum Members | $105 Non-Members
Click here to register.

Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop
December 11, 2021 
9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Join local artisan Sarah Edwards-Hammond for in-depth instruction on sweetgrass basketry which has been an integral part of the Lowcountry’s Gullah Geechee community since the 17th century. Edwards-Hammond comes from a long line of basket makers and has passed down the tradition to her family and others in the community. Edwards-Hammond will share a brief history on the artisanal craft of basket making.  Participants will then spend the remainder of the class making their own basket guided by Edwards-Hammond. Come learn about an extraordinary  craft that has been a staple of culture, art, and history in Charleston for centuries. All materials and instruction will be provided.
$75 Museum Members | $105 Non-Members
Click here to register.

Holiday Candle Making Workshop
December 12, 2021   
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

Join local artist Daisy McClellan at The Charleston Museum for a relaxing Holiday Candle Making Workshop with vintage vessels. Learn how to make your very own candles from beginning to end. Participants will use festive vintage glasses, tea cups, and tins from the artist’s collection to make both environmentally conscious and uniquely stylish candles for this special time of year. You’ll go home with two candles mixed with your very own scent combinations using a variety of winter themed fragrance oils- think Christmas tree, gingerbread cookies, a crackling fire and more! Special decorations, including cinnamon, candy canes, holiday ribbons, etc. will be provided to adorn our candles. Come enjoy an afternoon making perfect gifts just in time for the holidays! Beginners are welcome in this workshop- no experience is required.
$75 Museum Members | $105 Non-Members
Click here to register.

-Submitted by The Charleston Museum

(Image credit: Charlestonmuseum.org)

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