Flour sack stenciling project

Making use of plentiful, colorful fall leaves, the Wilton Historical Society is offering a stencil workshop for children ages 6 to 12 on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 11 to 12:30. The children will use fabric paint, a brayer and fall leaves to stencil autumnal patterns on cotton dish towels made of flour sack cloth.

While they are busy with their paints and leaves, they will learn how thrifty New England families were the original recyclers, re-using feed sacks and flour sacks for everything from dishrags to dresses. Children will also help make their snack — cookies in the shape of leaves.

For members, the cost is $10 per child or $25 per family; $15 per child or $35 per family for non-members. Register at info@wiltonhistorical.org or call 203-762-7257. The society is at 224 Danbury Road.