Workshops will teach traditional handcrafts

OCEAN GROVE – The Historical Society of Ocean Grove is offering visitors the opportunity to learn various skills from the Victorian Era this summer.

Workshops run from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and registration is limited so instructors can work one-on-one with participants. The fee is $15.

Workshops will be held on the grounds of Centennial Cottage (unless otherwise noted) and light refreshments will be served.

Workshops include:

•Paper Quilling – The art of creating decorative designs from thin strips of curled paper, Wednesday, July 9.

•Paper Beads – Learn the history of paper beads, view examples and begin a necklace or bracelet, Friday, July 11.

•Calligraphy – Friday, July 25.

•Crazy Quilting I – Learn a variety of crazy quilt stitches, Monday, July 28, at Historical Society museum.

•Crazy Quilting II – Combine your crazy quilt stitches to create your own “Doodle Cloth,” Monday, Aug. 4, at Historical Society museum.

•Quilting – A brief overview of the history of quilting will be shared. Participants will be shown how to hand piece a four-patch block. Those who wish can donate their blocks to Project Linus, an organization that provides quilts to children in need, Friday, Aug. 22.

To register or for more information, call 732-774-1869, e-mail info@oceangrovehistory. org or visit www.oceanagrovehistory. org.