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Homesteading is a term for a "lifestyle of self-sufficiency" which describes the life of the Mather family back in 1778 when Deacon Joseph and Sarah Mather built the Homestead. Their surrounding 100 acre farm provided everything an 11 person family needed to be self-sufficient.   They raised animals, grew vegetables and other crops, cooked, sewed and embroidered their clothing, canned fruits and vegetables, made candles ... and more.  Our workshops give participants knowledge and hands-on experience with activities that would have been undertaken by Homesteaders.  Join us!

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  • Modern patchwork quilting with Denyse Schmidt
    Wed, Feb 01
    MH Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Center
    Feb 01, 6:30 PM
    MH Elizabeth W. Chilton Education Center, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Learn the art of hand-sewn improvisational patchwork quilting. No experience required! By the end of the workshop, you'll create one or more unique patchwork blocks to use for a pillow, a small wall-hanging, or a small quilt. Wine & cheese will be served!
  • Knitting 101 - 3 classes 3/5, 3/12, 3/19
    Mar 05, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    MH Barn, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Workshop geared towards beginners. Adults and kids aged ~7+ welcomed. Great for parent/child! Includes three classes + materials.
  • Homesteading 101 Workshop:  Easter Flower Arranging
    Apr 06, 7:00 PM
    Darien, 19 Stephen Mather Rd, Darien, CT 06820, USA
    Create the perfect Easter centerpiece while having fun with friends. Includes instruction, nibbles & bubbly beverages.
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