Dress Up Your Wardrobe With A Stylish Straw Hat

POTTSTOWN PA – Own an 18th-Century period wardrobe? Give it a fashionable new centerpiece with a covered hat created during a “Women’s Hat Decorating Workshop” scheduled for Jan. 18 (2020; Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Pottsgrove Manor, the Montgomery County historic site at 100 W. King St. Registrations are being accepted now through Jan. 11.

Straw hats were often covered with silk, and then stylishly trimmed with ribbons in the 18th century. Lynnette Miller, owner of Miller’s Millinery, will provide hats and materials and teach all the needed skills to decorate and style a woman’s hat. With pieces of silk, cotton, ribbons, and bows, a plain straw hat will be transformed into a luxurious accessory.

Participants will leave the workshop with new skills and a fashionable hat to top off their wardrobe. Space is limited. The materials fee is $65 per person. Bring a bagged lunch to the event.

Ages 10 and older, and all sewing levels, are welcome. Find registration information online, here. Completed registration forms with a payment by check or money order must be received by Jan. 11, or pay by cash at Pottsgrove Manor weekdays during business hours. Please

Pottsgrove Manor is located near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, and just off Route 422. For more information, call 610-326-4014.

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