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The Bandeau: Hairbands, Regency Style

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

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Hands on harps – workshop – 4.30pm

(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 … Continue reading

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Hands on Harps – workshop – 1.30pm

(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 … Continue reading

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Netting Instructions from Beeton’s Book of Needlework

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… Continue reading

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The Game of Graces

A pretty past time for young ladies…. Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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