Beginners Embroidery at The Old Town Hall Museum!

Today was part one of….

Learn to Stitch a Sampler at the South Britain Old Town Hall!

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The girls learned several basic stitches. Practicing first in their little books.







Then, the girls did drawings and used the new stitches to create beautiful embroidered pieces!securedownload-4 securedownload-5


Samples of embroidery…securedownload-7

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There are still a few spaces left for next week…..

Date:   March 10, 2013, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Location:  Old Town Hall Museum, Route 172, South Britain

Fee: This program is free, but registration is required. Please call 203-405-3124 to register.

On Sunday, March 3 and March 10, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the Southbury Historical Society, in partnership with The Golden Button, will offer a special two-part needle-working program for youth ages 8 and older at the Old Town Hall Museum in South Britain.

In the first part of this program on Sunday, March 3, Kate Gorham, owner of The Golden Button in South Britain will teach children basic embroidery techniques, needle safety, stitches and how to apply them. Supplies are provided for the class and participants will begin by creating a “Stitch Book” for use as a guide.  On Sunday, March 10, using the techniques and stitches learned, participants will create a simple decorative sampler.

Historically, learning to stitch a sampler – a decorative piece of needlework – was an important part of a schoolgirl’s formal education. Young girls made samplers as a way of learning embroidery techniques, which would be useful in clothes making and marking and repairing the household linen. Early samplers were simple in design with alphabets and numerals. As samplers evolved, they became more decorative with motifs of fruit, flowers, trees, birds and animals.

This program is free, but registration is required as space is limited.


(The Golden Button is also offering a 3 part embroidery class on Fridays in March. Click here for new classes) 


Beginners Knitting (kids 8 and up)


Saturdays in March 16th, 23rd, and 30th

5:00 PM to 5:45 PM

Three part class for Knitting Beginners. Learn the basics of Knitting: Cast on, Knit, Purl and Cast off. Learn the basics with simple patterns.

Cost: $75 (You will receive a supply list before the class begins.)

The Difference Between Knitting and Crocheting

Saturdays in March 16th, 23rd, and 30th

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Knit:                                                                                          Crochet:

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Lots of people say they can’t knit. Some say they can’t crochet. This class introduces you to basic Knit and Crochet so that you can make an educated decision as to which you prefer. This three part class will introduce you to

Knitting (week one)

Crochet (week two)

By Week three you can decide which class you prefer to focus on.

See samples of knit and crochet so you can tell which is which. then learn basics in both.

Cost is $75 plus a $12 supply fee, which will include: a crochet hook, yarn and Knitting needles.


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