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Reticule Presentation


puffy reticules in period images

The reticule was an essential part of a Regency woman’s wardrobe.  Often it was made by the woman carrying it and served as a canvas to show off her sewing and embroidery skills.  Washington Regency Society is pleased to offer Making A Regency Puff-Sided Reticule with Mary Hafner-Laney.  We will review extant examples of this style of reticule, look at modern variations, and then Mary will walk you through, step by step, how to make your own puff-sided reticule.  Included will be the puff-sided reticule pattern and instructions, plus an optional reticule embroidery pattern based on an extant reticule and embroidery instructions.  Sign up by October 11, 2020 to reserve your place.  This is a virtual program via Zoom.


Sunday, October 18, 2020

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Pacific  Daylight Time

(via Zoom)

COST: Free to WRS members

Click here to join for 2020 (annual dues are $25 and expire on the 31st of December every calendar year)

If you have already paid your dues for 2020 and would like to participate in this workshop please email with the request to be added.

You will be sent the link to the Zoom presentation as well as the pattern.

$5.00 to non-members

If you are not a member but would like to attend please sign up using this link:

Click here to sign up for one meeting

Here is an image one of our members photographed of a similar reticule in the Kent State Museum Collection

white handbag reticule handmade Kent State Museum

Reticule or handbag at the Kent State University Museum 1800-1825