Both Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria wore a fuseau on a fob, kept either in the folds of their skirt or a deep pocket. When a migraine struck they’d pull it out, gently roll it between thumb and finger and inhale the fragrance to ease the pain. Lavender has that power. Long used for headache relief, these wands are handmade in the busy time of harvest. The flower heads are caged with the stems, woven with ribbon, and made using fresh lavender because it is the only time the stems are pliable.
I utilize pretty ribbon that I acquire on buying trips to San Francisco, sometimes even Paris!
These are heirlooms, lasting for decades. Sprinkle lavender oil on aged ones. Often I am told that they are found in the drawers of grandmother's after their death.
Traditionally made for storing in linen closets and roving to keep moths at bay. Very pretty set out on the dresser or on the pillow in the guest bedroom.
Learn to make one! I host workshops at my place or yours.
I am glad to teach your group how to make these in a workshop environment. Email me so we can figure out a schedule sometime between mid June and mid August. $10 per person for groups of
10-15 covers materials and my time. Classes smaller than ten $30 for the hour it takes + materials. I travel within a100 mile radius of St. Ignatius, Montana. It is possible for me to travel further distance, let's talk!
Do-it-yourself instructions also available, $5.
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