This workshop will include how to make and wear breastknots that are period to the regency era. We will discuss where breastknots can be worn, how they can be enhanced with ribbons, fresh flowers as well as silk and paper flowers, and jewelry that can be easily found in antique/second hand stores or in local boutiques. Hand outs will be provided with instructions and we will look at samples in use in fashion plates. All materials necessary to make one breastknot per attendee will be included. Workshop attendees are more than welcome to bring any ribbon or flowers they feel they would like to work with.
Julie Rockhold started her 32 year reenacting career at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio, reenacting the War of 1812. Not only has she reenacted the war of 1812, but has also participated in reenacting late 18th century civilian life and the American Revolution, up and down the east coast, as well as in the Midwest. She had worked as a Park Ranger during the late 1980’s and early 1990’s at Valley Forge National park, Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, and at George Washington’s Birthplace and Monument. She worked for Colonial Williamsurg in the Costume Design Center during the summer of 1999. She and her husband continue to do 18th and 19th century living history throughout the United States. Julie has a particular interest in accessories for every era since she says “accessories always fit.”
2014 Festival Workshops cost $25. Registration for the Festival (admission, workshops, Grand Ball, four course afternoon tea, etc.) begins June 2nd. Visit our website, jasnalouisville.com, for more information.