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The Bandeau: Hairbands, Regency Style

This untitled portrait shows two young ladies with an estimated date of 1805-1815.

…from the narrowest ribbon to strands of pearls and diamonds.

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Hands on harps – workshop – 4.30pm

16 harp workshop

(duration 2 hours, also another workshop earlier in the day at 1.30pm) The harp was one of the most popular instruments for fashionable ladies to play during the Regency period. This workshop is a unique opportunity to try playing the instrument with harps provided. Learn how a harp works and start some basic finger technique […]

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Hands on Harps – workshop – 1.30pm

16 harp workshop

(duration 2 hours and repeated at 4.30pm) The harp was one of the most popular instruments for fashionable ladies to play during the Regency period. This workshop is a unique opportunity to try playing the instrument with harps provided. Learn how a harp works and start some basic finger technique with instruction and exercises given, […]

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Netting Instructions from Beeton’s Book of Needlework

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It is amazing to me,how young ladies can have patience to be so very accomplished as they all are….They all paint tables, cover skreens, and net purses…

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The Game of Graces

Graces

A pretty past time for young ladies….

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Jane Austen’s Women and Their Creative Skills

She was a plain, motherly kind of woman, who had worked hard in her youth, and now thought herself entitled to the occasional holiday of a tea-visit; and having formerly owed much to Mr Woodhouse’s kindness, felt his particular claim on her to leave her neat parlour, hung round with fancy-work, whenever she could, and […]

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Rolled Paper Crafting and Quilling

Instructions for two paper projects

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Jane Austen: Criticisms and Interpretatations

Notwithstanding a certain reticence and self control which seems to belong to their age, and with all their quaint dresses, and ceremonies, and manners, the ladies and gentlemen in Pride and Prejudice and its companion novels seem like living people out of our own acquaintance transported bodily into a bygone age, represented in the half-dozen books […]

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“Directions how to make a fire with Lehigh coal”

Period instructions and advice from the Governor’s Butler

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The Madness of King George

What actually afflicted Jane Austen’s Monarch

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