Monday, January 27, 2014

Victorian Needlework Book

Project Gutenberg's Encyclopedia of Needlework, by Thérèse de Dillmont

This needlework encyclopedia is available through Project Gutenberg and contains lots of pictures and instructions for various needlework forms.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

10th Annual School of the Victorian Lady, March 7-9, 2014

Frontier Ladies Living History Association
10th Annual
School of the Victorian Lady

Fort Concho National Landmark, San Angelo, Texas
March  7,-9 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen,
            I am excited to present to you the brochure and agenda for our upcoming School of the Victorian Lady at Fort Concho in San Angelo, Texas.  We will begin on Friday, March 7 in Officer’s Quarters 1 learning about the Arts and Crafts Movement and how it affected Victorian Design.   It is exciting to have Juila Putnam as our keynote speaker.  Julia is the Chair of Shackelford County Historic Commission and is the owner of the Pre-Civil War Era fort, Camp Cooper and owns the notorious frontier character, John Larns house.  Larry Garrett will lead a hands on basket weaving session where we will all have our own willow market basket to use in our living history presentations.  We will honor Margaret Hoosgstra of the Texas Forts Trails at our Saturday afternoon tea in Officer’s Quarters 2.  Margaret was instrumental in getting the fabulous new Texas Forts Trails coffee table book published and she will share this exciting story with us!  Three of our members, Ann Dixon, Donna Hector and Stella Gonzales will have presentations that will enlighten us about specific women who lived in the Victorian Era. Mitch Baird will lead us in an interesting foray into what was going on elsewhere in the world while the west was being “won.” Our Victorian Bazaar continues to be a success and each person can participate in placing items for sale.  The bazaar will be in Officer’s Quarters 8 and will be open to set up after 12:00 noon on Friday.  The bazaar will be open throughout the conference and will end on 12 noon Sunday.  Please bring items appropriate for our living history presentations including clothing, jewelry, knick knacks, material, etc.  You may also bring items for door prizes if you desire.  Our lunch will be Tex-Mex menu of fajitas and all the fixings with an ancho chili- chocolate cake for desert.  Please plan on attending and send in your registrations.  A limit of 25 participants will ensure all will have plenty of space to enjoy this wonderful 10th School of the Victorian Lady!
Sharon Baird

10th School of the Victorian Lady 

Friday-March 7, 2014 in Officer’s Quarters 1
4:00-6:00   Arts and Crafts Movement Influences on Victorian Design.  Light refreshments will be served        

Saturday-March 8 in Officer’s Quarters 8

7:30-8:45  Breakfast            
9:00 -10:00        Historical Research  Presentation about the life of
                            Laura Clarke Carpenter, 
 an actual officer's wife at
                            Ft. Lancaster and Ft. Stockton

10:15-10:50       Notable Women of the 19th Century by Stella Gonzales

11:00-12:00       Julia Putnam Chair of Shackelford County Historic
Owner of Camp Cooper and
                           The John Larn House
12:00-1:15         Lunch  
1:30-4:00           Market Basket Weaving Hands On with Larry Garrett
                           in Officer's
Quarters 2
4:15-5:00          Afternoon Tea with Honored Guest,
                          Margaret Hoogstra
  will discuss the  Forts Trails new
                          Coffee Table Book
              Dinner on your own
Sunday March 9 in Officer’s Quarters 8
7:30-8:45        Breakfast   Officer’s Quarters 8
9:00-9:45      “The World at Large,” What was going on while the West
being Settled? Presentation by Mitch Baird, Site
 of Fort Griffin SHS
10:00-10:45   Victorian and Early 20th Century Embroidery
 Learn Mary Thomas’s techniques and designs
11:00-11:30       Donna Hector discusses Frontier Women
Download Conference Brochure
For the Gentlemen:
The Old Fort Griffin Memorial Regiment Presents "The School of the Ceremony"
The school will be held at Fort Concho March 8, 2014.  Lead instructor will be OFGMR Infantry Captain Lee Ragan.  Subject matter will include morning and evening formations, reports, and various ranks taking different roles.  There will also be instruction in parade marching.  Be prepared to take notes, as there will not be printed material.  There will be an air-conditioned barracks available for those not wishing to utilize hotels or RV’s.  Classroom instruction as well as practice on the parade field can be expected.  A $10 registration fee will cover breakfast and lunch.  We look forward to seeing you there.
YMOS,Timothy Phillips, Sgt.