Come sew with me at the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Museum!

Meet the Making at the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Museum

This year I had the privilege of curating an exhibition at the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Museum.

Meet the Making looks at the details of clothing items from the Museum’s collection, and the people and social history behind the clothing trends.  It’s on until 26 June, and you should definitely go see it if you’re in Wellington.

Plus, there are special events to go with it!

Come along on Sunday the 12th of June, from 3-4:30, for a stitching circle.

Image shows a hand holding a yellow and white striped corset, with a length of lace being sewn to it

I’ll show how some of the techniques in the exhibition were done, and bring along one of my own historical sewing projects to show off.  Bring along your own sewing (or not – handwork is not required!) and learn a bit as you meet other Wellington makers.

More information on the KM Birthplace website.  

Meet the Making at the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Museum

And for those of you who can’t make it, I gave a talk to go with the exhibition, and it’s now available online.

I don’t sound too bad in it either, for someone who had just got over a rather nasty bout of covid…

Meet the Making at the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Museum


  1. Trish S says

    Just looking at the crocheted camisole, I wonder whether it should have ribbons threaded through the straps. That’s how I remember some of my grandma’s underthings. Thanks for the lovely photos from this museum. It looks so interesting (especially since I will never unfortunately get to see it).

  2. Oh good heavens. So glad you are recovered.
    The exhibition looks really neat and the stitching circle sounds wonderful.
    Thank you for putting the talk online! Will have a listen.
    Very best,

  3. Sara McDermott says

    Oh, to be in New Zealand! I must listen to the recorded talk.
    I hope you aren’t suffering much vis à vis long-term effects from the Covid.

    Does anyone know if there’s a specific name for the little sideways chair?

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