Monday, January 7, 2019

Cap Off Holidays With Pottsgrove Manor Workshop

Blogger's Note: The following was provided by Pottsgrove Manor.

Make your cap the star of your period wardrobe while perfecting your hand sewing skills at Pottsgrove Manor’s Women’s Cap Workshop.

Caps were worn by women of all social classes during the 18th century. 

However, cap styles varied greatly and often changed to reflect the fashions of the time. Caps with lace, gathers, and lappets were extremely popular and were often accessorized with silk ribbons and bows. 

Workshop participants will create their own cap by using only hand-sewing skills to construct their new headgear. Historic interpreter Deborah Peterson will lead this workshop where participants will also hear a brief lecture on the fashion of caps. 

Participants will be able to try on several styles of caps before choosing the style that best suits them. If participants do not finish their cap at the end of the workshop, they will have the instructions, materials, and know-how to complete the final steps at home.

Space is limited and the materials fee is $45 per person. Ages 10+ and, as caps can be tricky, some sewing experience is recommended but all levels are welcome to register for this workshop. 

Registration information can be found on Pottsgrove Manor’s website,, and registration forms with payment (cash, check, or money order accepted) must be sent by Jan. 12th. You can print the registration form below.

Participants are asked to bring a bagged lunch.

Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 West King Street near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422 near the Carousel at Pottstown and Manatawny Green Miniature Golf Course, in Pottstown. Pottsgrove Manor is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites.

For more information, call 610-326-4014, or visit the website at Like Pottsgrove Manor on Facebook at

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