Victorian Hair: The Lost Art of Sentimental Hairwork
Hairwork in its many forms established itself as longstanding tradition by the latter half of the 19th century. Husbands went to work wearing watch fobs fashioned out of their wives hair. Locks from the dearly departed were mounted into rings and brooches. Ladies filled their autograph books with snippets from their friends. At the time of rising commercialism, sentimental hairwork became a way to signal ones sincerity and was a treasured keepsake. Today, saving a lock of your baby hair would be the same kind of sentiment. A family tree from the 1800s illustrated how the hair of family members was literally intertwined with their genealogy. Learn about the history of the craft, view samples and watch a demonstration of the process.
This lecture is for ages 16 and older and requires registration, registration will allow me to determine which room to use for the lecture. Please register using this link:
- Wednesday, October 10, 2018
- 6:30pm - 8:00pm
- Central - Rundel Arts Room
- Central Library