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Workshops - 
                                             Victorian Ribbon Work
                                          Victorian Millinery Flowers
                                             Fascinating Fascinators

                                               Fancy Footed Ladies
                                             How to Build a Bonnet
 

Introduction to Victorian Ribbon Work 

 

Duration – 4 hours

of  interest to reenactors and costumers

Is you costume looking a little tired?  Here's a fun, easy and interesting exploration of  historically accurate methods to jush up your costume or bonnet. 

 

Students will construct and take home 5 or 6 examples of Victorian trim techniques, an instruction booklet, and many more ideas to use on your own costume or bonnet.

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Victorian Millinery Ribbon Flowers

 

Duration – 6 hours

Victorian Millinery Embellishment.   Is your bonnet looking a little tired?  I will show you how to perk it up.  


During our session, we will make ribbon flowers,  leaves, rosettes,  and bows.  Then, we will use all your creations to assemble a removable corsage for your bonnet.  You will take home your completed creation and an instruction booklet.  

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How to Build a Bonnet

Duration: 2 days

Would you like to make yourself or a friend a new Bonnet?  Although it's fiddly work, bonnet construction is relatively straightforward to do.  Over 2 days, we will create a simple covered and trimmed Victorian Bonnet suitable for mid-1800s interpretations.  Day 1 will include instruction on cutting, wiring, padding and constructing your bonnet.   Day 2 will be instruction on covering and trimming.  Students must be comfortable with hand sewing.

A material fee will be payable to the instructor at the beginning of each session.

 

may be delivered online or on site

cap at 6 people (Minimum of 5 people)

 

 

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Fascinating Fascinators

Duration: 4-8 hrs

Students will build a short version of a Fascinator hat. This type of hat is small and worn or "perched" on one's head.   It would be suitable for wearing to special occasions, i.e., weddings or parties

 I will provide the build structure  and the notions to hold the fascinator on the head.

Students are responsible for bringing a basic sewing kit,  fashion fabric to cover your hat, lining, complimentary threads and choice of embellishments:  ribbon, veiling, flowers, and findings.

Fascinator Design will vary - depending on client requirements

 

A small material fee will be payable to the instructor at the beginning of each session.

 cap at 12 people (Minimum of 5 people)

 

 

Fancy Footed Ladies

Duration: 4-8 hrs

 Would you like to fancy up the toes of your reactor shoes or fancy up your entire shoe? Ala Marie Antionette

 

Using period-appropriate ribbons and findings, we will either entirely cover your reenactor shoes or construct a set of Glittery Shoe Bows.  When complete, your shoes will look like they just stepped out of a remake of a Marie Antionette movie. 

 

A small material fee will be payable to the instructor at the beginning of each session.

 cap at 12 people (Minimum of 5 people)

 

 

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