Tuesday, April 14, 2009

April is a busy time

Recently I have been giving talks. The first was at Watson’s Mill, a visual tour of the 1860’s fashions, with a view to what was worn in Manotick when the town was being founded. It was followed by a hat-making workshop, in which everyone dressed a bonnet, ready to wear at the centennial.

The second talk was about the war of 1812 and the upcoming anniversary. I gave a lecture on the fashions of the time and the importance of doing research when costuming. All Dolled Up club has taken on the challenge of creating figures depicting daily life of the period, as well as historic figures like Laura Secord. It should be a fun challenge. We have lots of time to get ready for it!