Tresses vol. II
'Hair, that most imperishable of all component parts of our mortal bodies, has always been regarded as a cherished memorial of the absent or lost. Impressed with this idea, it appears to us but natural, that of all the various employments devised for the fingers of our fair country-women, the manufacture of ornaments in hair must be one of the most interesting. Why should we confide to others the precious lock or tress we prize, risking its being lost, and the hair of some other person being substituted for it, when, with a little attention, we may ourselves weave it into the ornament we desire? And the dainty and very tasteful handling hair-work requires, renders it as truly feminine an occupation as the finest crochet or the richest embroidery.'
Elegant Arts for Ladies, published by Ward & Lock, 1856.
'APPLICATIONS OF HAIR WORK.
The Art of Ornamental Hair Work, F.L.S., 1856.
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