Stonework Preservation Workshop

1-4 p.m. July 14, 2018

Learn how to properly care for your house’s stonework. Expert artisans from National Restoration have been working at Fair Lane to restore the stonework throughout the home. At this workshop, they will show you how to diagnose and treat your stone problems, including detecting moisture issues, how to clean the stone, and how to re-point brick. There will be hands-on demonstrations. This event will be indoor and outdoors, so plan to dress for the weather. There will be an optional house tour at the end of the workshop. Tickets are final, no returns or exchanges.

 

Caned Furniture Workshop

1-4 p.m. Aug. 11, 2018

Learn to identify various types of caning and the wide variety of patterns. The local artisan who is working on re-creating caned furniture for Ford House will lead the workshop. Guests may bring in a piece of furniture to get advice from the expert. There will be an optional house tour at the end of the workshop. Tickets are final, no returns or exchanges.

 

Trims and Tassels Talk and Tour

1-3 p.m. Sept. 8, 2018

Learn about the small touches that add interest and luxury to the furnishings at Fair Lane. The term passementerie refers to narrow trims applied as borders on clothing and furnishings. Learn about different types of passementerie throughout Fair Lane, including elaborate trims and edgings, applied braids and cording, gimps, and tassels. Find out how we had them recreated to complete the authentic restoration of the Fords’ home! Tickets are final, no returns or exchanges.

 

Conserving Historic Furniture

1-4 p.m. Oct. 13, 2018

Learn tricks and tips to best care for your treasured antique furniture. Experts working on Fair Lane’s restoration will focus on older finishes, hardware, and basic simple repairs. Participants may bring in a small piece of furniture, drawer, or element to show our expert and ask for advice. There will be an optional house tour at the end of the workshop. Tickets are final, no refunds or exchanges please.

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