The first Hive session of 2013 will take place this Sunday afternoon, 20 January, at Minuteman Vocational Technical High School. It’s all about authentic clothing. The main lecture is “The Process of Putting Together a Great Kit” and breakout sessions cover:
- Newbie Clinic for Women.
- Kit Tune up for Men—Fixing Baggie Breeches & Wobbly Waistcoats.
- Converting Your Center-Front Closing Gown into a Stomacher/Robings Gown.
- Darning a Sock.
- Hand Sewing 101.
- Finishing Your Shift.
In addition, on 23 February the Second New England Reenactors’ Swap Meet will take place at the Sturbridge Host Hotel from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Groups and vendors focused on many periods, from the mid-1700s through World War 2 at least, will be displaying goods and signing up new members. Admission for adults is $4.