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Workshop – Project Inspired by Wealthy P. Nichols’ Tatted Bonnet

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Make your own tatted bookmark and motif based on the patterns in Wealthy P. Nichols’ bonnet. On Wednesday Evening, January 2nd, 1907, Miss Wealthy P. Nichols was united in marriage to Frederick R. Poor, a Belfast businessman. Her wedding gown is now in the collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum as well as her shoes and a tatted bonnet. Wealthy’s father was a Searsport Sea captain and she spent much of her childhood at sea with her family. Inspired by Wealthy’s tatted bonnet, this mailed workshop kit includes patterns, string, and a vintage tatting shuttle to make your own bookmark and circular motif. The kit also includes the full pattern for Wealthy’s bonnet (materials not included). Join us on Zoom on March 2nd at 6pm to share your progress or completed pieces, go over any challenging spots in the pattern, and ask questions. Workshop kits will be mailed starting January 12th.

New to tatting? The bookmark pattern is great for beginners! Workshop registrants are welcome to attend an introduction to tatting workshop at 6pm on either Wednesday, February 1st or Wednesday, March 1st.

To find out more about Wealthy P. Nichols, life at sea, and the history of tatting, be sure to attend the talk, “Wealthy P. Nichols’ Tatting and Life at Sea” on Zoom at 6pm on Thursday, February 16th.

This program is part of a series of winter workshops and presentations that began in 2021 and explore the lives of Coastal Maine women through textiles and handicrafts in the Penobscot Marine Museum collection.


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March 2
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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