1872 The Lock of Hair 
by Alexanna Speight


This is a great book for History as well as instructions in the art.

A must for your library.
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INSTRUCTIONS ON MAKING HAIR FLOWERS
cutwork, plait weave, curls, feather designs, wreaths

LOOK BELOW FOR ALL THE FLOWERS

 AND DESIGNS YOU CAN MAKE!

This1872 republished book in it's entirety will look at hair from two very distinct points of view.: first, on the head, and then off the head. In earlier pages, we have the human hair bearing its part in the ever varying fashions of the day.

ON THE HEAD

  • ringlets
  • cropped closely
  • tresses
  • wigs

OFF THE HEAD

  • Instruction in the art of hair work producing beautiful flowers using the cutwork (palette) technique to form curls, leaves, flowers, rose and bouquets of beauty made with human and horse hair. 

INSTRUCTIONS ON MAKING HAIR FLOWERS
cutwork, plait weave, curls, feather designs, wreaths

LOOK BELOW FOR ALL THE FLOWERS

 AND DESIGNS YOU CAN MAKE!

 

Half of the book gives a detailed history of hair and its use. It includes historical figures and is quite interesting. The second half or about 50 or so pages includes the working of the hair. Most is working the cutwork (palette work) technique and making the Prince of Wales and the Willow tree.
Below is the list of the subjects pertaining to the art.
 
1. Cleaning the hair and spreading on palette
2. How to make the curl
3. Finishing off the curl
4. Formation of the ear of barley
5. The pearl Band
6. To Form the Spray
7. The Feather
8. Plaits, Flowers, Etc.
9. The Basket Plait Weave
10.Formation of Flowers
11. Formation of Leaves
12.The flower

 

13. Another form of the flower
14. The tomb and willow tree
15. The basket of flowers
16. The star design
17. The wheat sheaf
18. Curls, feathers, wreaths, etc.
19. The heart ease
20. The Aster
21. The Rose

 

There are several diagrams as to what the finished product should look like.
They are very beautiful- Here are a few: