DATE: November 17, 2020
CONTACT: Joanne Ingersoll, Director Programs and Exhibitions
Highfield Hall & Gardens to introduce a Two-Part Knitting Workshop
The Knitted Cowl: Vintage Pattern and Fasteners during Holidays at Highfield
December 3rd and 1oth 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
(Falmouth, Massachusetts): Highfield Hall & Gardens is pleased to announce a new educational program, The Knitted Cowl: Vintage Pattern and Fasteners. The 2-part workshop is designed for teens and adults who want to take their knitting skills to the next level with experienced teacher and practicing fiber artist Barbara McLacklan. Using vintage fasteners that include buttons or clasps plus a mid-century pattern Barbara created a “Cowl Knit Kit” complete with everything a knitter needs to complete a seasonal hand-made cowl, also known as a versatile neck warmer or scarf. Instructor Barbara McLacklan from Norfolk Mass was raised with farm animals and learned at a young age the beauty of wool and varieties of sheep and wool. Her knowledge will be invaluable to anyone looking to learn more about characteristics of wool fiber and breeds of sheep, in addition to improving knitting techniques. The workshop will take place in the festively decorated Billiards room at Highfield Hall, guaranteed to inspire participants and put everyone in a joyful holiday mood.
The two-part workshop allows students to select materials and patterns then start knitting, to return the following week for more instruction and resolve any questions encountered during the week of knitting. This workshop is designed for advanced beginner or intermediate level. Each student will receive a kit that includes directions, templates, flip chart, and vintage button or fastener. Students should provide their own size 7 or 8 knitting needles. Wool will be available for purchase at the workshop, or students can provide their own choice 4oz. single skein, worsted or DK WT.
Class size is limited, pre-registration required visit www.highfieldhallandgardens.org
The Knitted Cowl: Vintage Pattern and Fasteners
2 Thursdays, December 3rd and December 10th: 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon.
Cost: $60 members, $70 non-members.
About Highfield Hall & Gardens:
The house is a rare surviving example of transitional Stick Style architecture, containing beautiful gardens located in the heart of Falmouth, Massachusetts. It is a unique combination of a historic house, expansive gardens and trails, and a vibrant cultural center. Built in 1878 as the summer home for Boston’s Beebe family, the house sits on 5.5 pristine acres surrounded by nearly 400 acres of conservation land and public walking trails. Highfield Hall & Gardens is not your typical historic estate. It is an example of a historic building saved by grassroots community organizing. An effort of tenacity and vision that continues as new research on the structure and its story of the people who lived here add to the building’s significance. It offers world-class music, international art exhibitions, culinary classes, family programs, and year- round special events.
For more information, visit highfieldhallandgardens.org.
Highfield Hall & Gardens’ mission is to honor the beauty and historic significance of the house and grounds by providing high-quality artistic, cultural, and educational programs for the enrichment of our community and visitors of all ages.
Highfield Hall will follow health safety protocols by restricting the number of people in the gallery at one time.
The Gallery will reopen November 27, 2020, Thursday through Sunday, 12 pm – 6 pm