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Handcrafted–Indepth with Ink and Fiber

February 21, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Free – $10

Experience the past by creating objects by hand. In our new vintage maker space, get hands on with antique machines to create hand-made products.  These clever machines use human power and demonstrate gears and flywheels in action. The machines are as fascinating as the materials they use and create. Explore the impact of technological change on everyday objects that we take for granted.

In the Ink Zone, make paper, ink and try out a dip pen. Try our letterpress and typewriters. Head home with your own handcrafted booklet, home-made ink and a dip pen for each student.

In the Fiber Zone, spin thread and use it in your own weaving. Sew a sachet on our treadle sewing machine and try out a sock knitting machine. Head home with a cardboard loom to weave your own bookmark.

Spend an hour in each zone. Bring a snack and take a break in between.

This field trip is designed for students 8 years and older who are comfortable with scissors and possess some fine motor skills. However, children of all ages are welcome. The cost is $10 per student of any age; adults and non-students aged 4 and under, who are not participating the the hands-on activities, are free. Limited to 16 students, so register early!.

Policies – Please note that this field trip requires a minimum of 8 students to be registered 14 days prior to the event. Events with below minimum registration will be cancelled. The program can accommodate a maximum of 16 students.  If you need to cancel, please note that no refunds will be made for cancellations less than 14 days before scheduled tour date but we will make every effort to reschedule to a different date. Culture passes are not accepted for homeschool field trips at Heritage Square.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Hance, Director of Education  by email or at 602-261-8948


February 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Free – $10
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Heritage Square
113 N. Sixth St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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Heritage Square – Education Department