The biggest thing going on, like...ever...., is that the Margaret Hunter Millinery Shop is celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2014! To celebrate we are having a 3+ long conference that is about all things Millinery...so it's not just 18th century milliners, but 19th, 20th milliners, mourning millinery, shoes, aprons, masks, traveling, shoplifting, literature, and so much more. We are even offering small workshops where you could learn how to make 18th century black silk bonnets, fly fringe, calash bonnets, 19th century bonnets, velvet flowers, felt hats, straw hats, muffs, and probably a few more workshops that have totally spaced my memory.
Anyways, Long story very short:
Come to our conference. It will be fun. That
The next evening, after a whole day of fabulous lectures and presentations (featuring tons of awesome topics and awesome clothes!) Samantha of Couture Courtesan and I are both featured actresses in a late 1780s (best clothes ever?) play about Milliners and their trade which will be preformed as evening entertainment...shockingly..are characters are milliners. Who would have thought? :)
So there you have it. Are you looking for something to do March 16-19th? Well I think the conference will be perfect. In fact, make a whole trip of it! Military Through the Ages, a timeline event held at Jamestown every year is that Saturday and Sunday, so come and just have a fabulous history and lace filled time!
For the link to register and to check out all of the workshops and the different titles of the papers at the conference click there ---> Millinery Through Time Conference
See you there! :)