JANE AUSTEN FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA
12-15 April 2018

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.

January 01, 2018

Update: Historical Millinery Summer School

It is a truth universally acknowledged, 
that those in possession of a head, must be in want of a hat.




Historical Millinery Holiday Summer School in Canberra this January



15-19 January 2018 (only 4 places left)



Ages 12 - Adults ~ 1.30-5.00pm each day


Learn to block a top hat, wire & cover a bonnet/hat and knit a beret or cloche.


In this historical millinery summer school Aylwen will introduce you to blocked, patterned and knitted hats and bonnets. Most students should produce two hats during the course, depending on the chosen design, materials and hand skills. Please leave time to do homework in the evenings. Students will be using professional hat blocks during this course and supplied with information booklets with supplier and material information.
 


Places are limited to 6 - only when your registration is paid will your place be held.

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

Needles (millinery, mixed pack of 3-9)
Thimble (metal)
Tape measure
Fabric and paper scissors
100% Guterman Polyester thread in black and white (100m rolls will be sufficient)
Tailors chalk or tailors pencil
Apron (to cover chest and thighs - waterproof or thick to prevent moisture affecting your clothes)
Household pins (26 x 0.75mm)
Dressmaking pins (30 x 0.60mm)
Gladwrap and two rolls of cheap paper towel
Pencil, pen, sharpener, eraser, ruler & 2-ring folder
(Optional for those wishing to learn to knit) 5mm x 30cm circular knitting needle and set of 5 double point knitting needles, 20cm x 5mm. Birch or addi brands recommended. Do not use Lincraft brand.

Other useful items you may wish to bring include:
Pliers
Wire cutters
Cellotape
Ribbons & feathers

Registration includes refreshments, information booklet, felt hat blanks, wool, buckram, petersham, wire and use of professional blocks and hat stiffening. Most supplies are imported from Europe and can be rather costly. Refunds are only given if the class is cancelled.

Teacher: Aylwen Gardiner-Garden is a historical dressmaker & milliner in Canberra who has studied millinery at the London College of Fashion, hand embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework and historic hand sewing at the School of Historic Dress in England.

After paying below or at http://www.earthlydelights.com.au/upcoming please complete your registration at https://goo.gl/forms/yWwkXYitXrnAnAQB3




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