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Curator Workshops


Three Exciting Workshops You Can Participate In!

Join Belle Meade Historic Site this summer for a series of curator-led workshops held in the historic kitchen house of Belle Meade Mansion. No prior experience is required, and all necessary supplies will be provided.

Historical Fashion
Sunday, June 11th
1:30 pm

Delve into the world of 19th-century fashion and discover the art of antique clothing. Learn about the techniques and materials used to create clothes during that era, and explore the evolving trends in fashion between 1820 and 1920. Participants are encouraged to bring their own antique garments for identification.

Tatting and Lacemaking
Sunday, June 25th
1:30 pm

Uncover the history of lacemaking at Belle Meade and try your hand at the intricate art of tatting. Explore the popularity of this lace-making technique during the 19th century and learn how to create your very own tatted snowflake.

Spinning Yarn
Sunday, July 9th
1:30 pm

Embark on a journey through the wool manufacturing history of Belle Meade. Discover the transformation of spinning techniques during the 18th and 19th centuries. Witness a spinning demonstration using a 19th-century spinning wheel and get hands-on experience using a drop spindle to spin your own yarn.

Don’t miss these captivating curator-led workshops where you can immerse yourself in the fascinating world of historical fashion, lacemaking, and yarn spinning.