WORCESTER PA – Different types of Colonial hand sewing, typical of the late 18th through early 19th centuries, will be demonstrated by local living history specialists Nov. 14 (2009; Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in a program being conducted at Montgomery County’s historic Peter Wentz Farmstead, 2100 Shearer Rd., Worcester PA, 13 miles southeast of Limerick.

Visitors can try their hand at basic sewing stitches, fancy needlework, and quilting techniques demonstrated by costumed interpreters located throughout the Wentz farmhouse. Each trained craftsperson will also discuss traditional uses of the needlework techniques that date from the late 1700- early 1800s.

“Many museum collections showcase the beautiful needlework commonly performed by colonial woman. We hope visitors will take the opportunity to see women actually using these techniques to reproduce similar items,” Wentz educator Kimberly Boice said.

On exhibit at the house also will be vintage samplers, quilts, and everyday textiles from the museum’s collection. The restored 18th century Pennsylvania German historic site is owned and operated by the county and receives support from the Peter Wentz Farmstead Society.

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