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.

April 06, 2016

Regency Bonnet Workshop - 2 places left

Two places have been made available in the pre-festival Regency Bonnet Workshop on Thursday 14 April. Please email aylwen@janeaustenfestival.com.au if you'd like to book in @ $60

Kits containing buckram, taping, wire, mull, needles, hat box, bag and an instruction book will be provided.

Please bring:
-1 metre of silk taffeta
-50cm of your brim fabric
-any ribbons, feathers and flowers you wish to decorate with
-recently purchased or serviced sewing machine
-Sewing Kit with large sharp fabric scissors, seam ripper, seam gauge or tape measure, machine & hand needles,  craft scissors (for cutting buckram and paper), straight pins, clear ruler, pencils, eraser, paper (if you choose to copy the original pattern), coordinating thread to match your fashion fabric.
-protective safety glasses (optional but advisable)

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