Sunday March 10 at 1 p.m.
Mount Bethel Cemetery Cottage
700 Locust Street
Step back into the Victorian Era and Create your own Hair Flower
The workshop will teach participants how to construct a customary Victorian hair flower, used to commemorate the dead. Supplies will be provided to complete a simple flower. If you elect to bring your own swatch of hair, it must be at least 10 inches in length and the diameter of a pencil and placed in a zip lock bag. You may opt to make your hair flower into a pin or display it in a glass or wooden box (available for purchase). Start your family heirloom today!
About the instructor: The workshop will be led by Civil War re-enactor Lucy Cadwallader, from York County. While researching her hobby, Lucy became interested in Victorian hair art and mourning customs. For thirteen years Lucy has been perfecting the art of hair jewelry; human hair intricately woven into bracelets, earrings, rings, and necklaces. Hair flowers were created into wreaths and proudly displayed in Victorian parlors. Lucy has made and repaired hair wreaths, she also owns a vast collection of original Civil War jewelry artifacts.
The cost is $35 per person. Advance registration is requested.
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