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Make A Mob Cap -

Make A Mob Cap

The Mob Cap, synonymous with the early American "founding mothers" Martha Washington and Betsy Ross, was actually a fashionable accessory worn by many women throughout the Georgian Era. Named for it's association with the French "mobs" of that Revolution, it could be as exquisite or serviceable as the the wearer could afford or require. The Washington Family. Martha, at right, in her decorated "Mob Cap".   Jane Austen, herself, was fond of caps and wrote to her sister,
"I have made myself two or three caps to wear of evenings since I came home, and they save me a world of torment as to hairdressing which at present gives me no trouble beyond washing and brushing, for my long hair is always plaited up out of sight, and my short hair curls well enough to want no papering."
So, how do we make a mob cap? To make your own cap, here's a video by 'Modesty Matters'. It's simple without embellishment but is a great starting point. Have fun.

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Blanc-Manger: A dainty dish, fit for Kings -
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Blanc-Manger: A dainty dish, fit for Kings

First made from meat, it transformed from a savory dish to the sweet pudding it is now

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Mad about Mob Caps -

Mad about Mob Caps

Caps of all shapes and sizes had long been in use by men and women as fashion accessories and protection from the elements. There was an added benefit to the Regency miss, which Jane Austen wrote a...

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