Monday, July 12, 2010

Ft. Concho’s National Cavalry Competition event -- help needed

The Frontier Women’s Living History Assn. will be helping at Ft. Concho’s National Cavalry Competition event, Sept. 30 - Oct. 3, 2010 with activities for women and civilians who accompany the competitors and perhaps the public. We need ideas and volunteers. Please send me any ideas you might have and let me know if you will be at Ft. Concho for the event. It sounds like there will be about 50 people who might be interested in our activities. Below I have listed some ideas that have already been suggested as a jumping off place for your great additions. Your help is greatly appreciated. Check the blog for updates
Ann Dixon

Possible activities:

1. Afternoon tea
a. Suggestions for music or activities

2. Period craft workshop
a. Easy period crafts suggestions
b. Volunteers to teach crafts
c. Materials

3. Trolley trip to Concho Street Antique District

4. History type presentation
a. Suggestions for topic
b. Volunteers

5. Living History volunteers for staffing Officer’s quarters open to the public

6. Ladies bazaar similar to the March conference – open only a couple hours with invitations to incoming participants if they wish to bring things to sale or trade.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Workshop in Alamagordo

I received this notice of a workshop that I thought many of you would be interested in. 
Dear Ladies:
I have attached a flyer with a description of two workshops we are offering in Alamogordo on Sat., and Sunday, August 21 and 22. We have scheduled it so that anyone coming from out-of-town can drive down Sat. a.m., and leave after lunch on Sunday. Saturday's workshop begins at 12:30, with a break at 2:30 for tea, and then resumes until 5:30. Sunday's workshop is from 9:00 to 1:00.
I hope I will see some of you here that weekend. I think this is a great opportunity for us to expand our knowledge and skills as re-enactors and interpreters of the past.
Please email me as soon as possible if you plan to come, so we will be able to accomodate everyone. Space is very limited! Check out anna's blog for information about her, and put this workshop on your calendar.
Victoria Davis
Workshops in Alamogordo!!!
Bodice Draping Workshop  Saturday, Aug. 24 at 12:00

Learn to drape your own bodice toile and make your own pattern.
Learn about seam placement for the mid-19th century.
Find ways to get the best fit for your body shape.
Please bring: Chemise, Corset or Stays, and Sewing kit including scissors, pen/pencil, measuring tape, string, pins
Favorite pattern making paper (I love wrapping paper)
Cost: $20.00
Includes: Muslin for draping and workshop handouts

Hairnet Workshop Sunday, Aug. 25 morning

Learn about hairnets appropriate to the mid-19th century.
Embellish a net with ribbon.
Please bring:
Silk ribbons if you have them (3/4"-1 1/2" wide, not bias cut or hand-dyed), sewing kit including pins, needles and coordinating threads.
Cost: $7.00 ($12.00 if you need ribbon)
Includes: Net to embellish and workshop handouts.
Special - Combine both workshops for $25.00
($30 if you need ribbon)

Unique Crochet thimble holder

From Bev:
Here is an interesting crochet thimble holder using a chicken wishbone.

Here is one on Etsy:
And another one: