Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The 2012 retreat afterglow

A closeup of a man's frock coat, photo by Sara Palmer.
The 2012 ORS Regency Retreat was a resounding success. A completely different dynamic took hold this year as the retreat was held in the depth of summery August, and included lots of outdoor activities.  Organizer Stephanie Robertson was again extremely successful in blending together a succession of informative workshops, entertainments, activities and dining events.  From learning the art of making death-head buttons to writing regency letters with a quill, participants enjoyed a variety of period pursuits along with the welcoming society of their fellow participants. Presenters included the Lady of Portland House, who explained in detail the construction of period men's garments, to Author Mary Robinette Kowal, who taught writing letters with quill and ink, and Miss Kristen Behlings taught the workshop on creating a Regency hairstyle.

Miss Brehlings first sets the example.

The evening before, preparations are made for hair styling the next day.
Here is a delightful movie made up of some of the images captured from the four days at Newberg.  Below that, I have provided additional links to albums containing even more pictures.


More photos can be found here:
Mari Roll's Album (Facebook)