Join Cynthia Settje of Redthreaded for a corset making workshop utilizing Redthreaded patterns and focusing on construction, history, and synthetic whalebone. The workshop will cover a mix of historically accurate and theatrical construction for 18th and 19th century stays and corsets. We will specifically focus on the properties of synthetic whalebone, how and when to use it, and why it is becoming a popular alternative to steel boning. Cynthia will cover topics such as flossing and embroidery, fitting, and pattern development. Workshop attendees may choose between 18th century stays or 1860's gored corsets, and will leave the Symposium with a finished or nearly finished corset.