A stitch in time: handmade clothing in the style of the 1700s

Kathy Ring stands near some of the hats that ladies in the 1700s wore and that she sells to reenactors from her shop near Lebanon.

 
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CHRIS RODEN EDITOR@LEBANONDAILYRECORD.COM

Some people point to living in the past as a negative, but Kathy Ring makes her living because other folks are willing to live in the past and love it.
She runs a business that produces period-correct clothing for historic reenactments of events in the 1700s.
Most people are aware of Civil War reenactments, but fewer people know that Revolutionary War era reenactments are nearly as common and happen every weekend.
She did not talk long about her business before she mentioned her husband, Larry, who started his own copper ware business and traveled with her to reenactments where they sold their products for years.
After Larry died about nine years ago, Kathy did not think she would go out on the road as she and Larry did, living in a tent and selling her clothing out of a tent.

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