Vintage Footstool workshop
March 16, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Doris Booze of Aline will present a Vintage Footstool workshop at the Sod House Museum on Saturday, March 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Footstools date back to the Egyptian period. However, this unique style of footstool dates back to the mid-1930s. It was the time of the Great Depression when people “made-do” with what they had. Juice in tin cans was becoming a staple, and to throw the cans away would be a waste. These “do-it-yourself” stools were used in many ways: stepstools, booster seats, and a place to put up one’s feet after a long, hard day. Making the stools is a tie to the earlier times; across the US these practical, economical stools are still being made today.
The pattern Doris will use in the workshop is from a stool her grandmother made for her, which she has made for her children and grandchildren. To attend this workshop, preregistration is required due to limited space. Please call the museum for registration and a list of supplies you will need.
The Sod House Museum is located southeast of Aline on State Highway 8 and open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.