Making History Workshops: Coloring the 1800s! (Ages 9-13)
July 31 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The fourth of King Manor's FREE weekly summer workshops for ages 9-13!
Natural dyes were the only way of producing rich color for paints, clothes, blankets, rugs, curtains, and even leather in the early 1800s, and they didn't always produce the colors you'd expect! Come dye a few cotton fabric items with different 19th century dyes using ingredients like turmeric and oxidized copper, then take home your projects to wear and use!
Making History Workshops at King Manor are a FREE weekly summer program for pre-teens and teens (ages 10+), every Wednesday! Every workshop features one project based on the daily lives of the diverse community of Queens in the 1800s, where kids can try their hands at real recipes, methods, and concepts from the 19th century. Join us for these sessions as well:
PLEASE NOTE: RSVP for each session required. Individuals (and siblings) only, no groups.
July 10th - The Science of Ink: Make ink and write with a quill pen
July 17th - Cheesemaking: Make and eat your own cheese!
July 24th - Put a Spin on It: Spin your own wool yarn (and make a bracelet or keychain)
July 31st - Coloring the 1800s: Dyeing fabric naturally in the 19th century
August 7th - Traveling Teas: Taste teas from across the 19th century world and make your own blend
August 14th - Doughnuts! Need we say more? Make your own doughnuts over an outdoor fire, 1800s style!