As well as classes, there will be a couple of special excursions available to those attending the 2013 Guild Show. The first on Thursday afternoon, August 1st, is a field trip for those registered in Pat Richards’ Band Sampler class, to visit the Ratti Textile Center at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where they will see full size samplers that served as inspiration for the miniatures. If the class is not fully subscribed, open spaces may be available for the museum visit alone for those who are interested. We will be seeing 8 to 12 examples of late 18th century embroidered samplers, with the opportunity to photograph them for our own use, and to sketch motifs for further adaptation and use in stitching miniature samplers.
Friday afternoon Mike Barbour will take students signed up for his Traveling Haberdashery class on a shopping expedition into the garment district of New York City. The garment district
is a veritable wonderland for textile and craft aficionados. Pat Richards, a 30 plus year resident of New York City and a textile junkie as well, will partner with Mike to show you some fabulous resources for fabrics, trims and other little necessities of life. Wear your walking shoes! This trip may also have some available slots for those not signed up for the class. Contact Mike or Pat (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let them know of your interest and they will let you know if there is room.
Another excursion that is still in the planning stage is the Broadway Night event. Carol Block is still putting that together, but I expect it to be another fun filled evening for those who enjoy taking in a Broadway show when they are so close to New York City. I will give you a little hint…think Berry Gordy.