Saturday, December 2 at 10am
Step Back into the Victorian Era and Create your Own Hair Flower…
This one-hour 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, 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 paper weight or wooden box (available for purchase). Start your family heirloom today!
About the instructor: The workshop will be led by Civil War reenactor, Lucy Cadwallader. 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 workshop will take place on Saturday, December 2 at 10am. Please convene at Laurel Hill Cemetery’s Gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19132. Free parking is located in the lot across the street from the Gatehouse. The cost is $35/person. Advanced registration is requested.