12-14 April 2019

Jane Austen Festival Australia is an annual celebration in Canberra where Austen and Napoleonic fans from all over Australia come and indulge themselves in everything Regency - including dancing, music, food, games, archery, fencing, theatre, promenades, grand balls, talks, workshops, costumes and books. This festival is now a regular part of the ACT Heritage Festival, Australian Heritage Week and is supported by the ACT Government, the Australian Costumers Guild and the Earthly Delights Historic Dance Academy. Since its inception in 2008 this little festival has blossomed into one of the most delightful four days anyone could experience each April in an old and beautiful part of Canberra, the Federal capital of Australia.

July 27, 2014

Making shoes...

In 2014 the lovely Lorna McKenzie demonstrated how she made her regency shoes to attendees of Jane Austen Festival Australia. I wasn't able to attend the workshop so am having to do my own research, which I have just started documenting at http://aylwen.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/slippers-or-start-of-something-new.html - together with as many links to reference pages and books I come across.
Please let me know in the comments below if you, too, are attempting to make your own regency slippers. I'd love to see your creations. [Aylwen Gardiner-Garden]

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