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Historical Fashion & Millinery Classes in Canberra, Australia

Our facility is a private and self-contained environment in Yarralumla. Some of the Workshops offered in the past have been Elizabethan, 18th century and Regency stays, Victorian corsets, Elizabethan gowns, 1780s gowns, regency gowns, victorian bustle gowns, regency tailcoats, bonnets and chemises from all eras. As always, your continued patronage and support have allowed us to bring you these workshops. Visit our Upcoming Events page to find an event to wear your new outfit. To read more about your teacher, see About Aylwen. Aylwen is registered for working with vulnerable people in the ACT, Reg. 0000035652. If you have any questions please phone Aylwen on 62811098 or 0409817623 or email aylwen@earthlydelights.com.au 

1816 Silk-covered Buckram Bonnet Workshop (two options)

Teacher: Aylwen Gardiner-Garden, ACT
13-14 April ~ 2-day Workshop: Silk Covered Bonnet (intermediate, $225 AUD)
12-14 April ~ 2 1/2 -day Workshop: Silk Covered Bonnet, with shirred brim and/or outer cover (advanced, $250 AUD)
Venue: The Garden Cottage, Yarralumla

Kits containing buckram, wire, mull and curved hand needles will be provided. A 20+ page instruction book will be provided so you can make another bonnet after the class and online support is provided at any time.

Please bring:
  • 1 metre of silk taffeta for the outside bonnet covering
  • 50cm cotton for your under brim fabric & lining
  • 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

A lactose & gluten free regency soup will be served for lunch for bonnet workshop participants.
Register at http://janeaustenfestival.com/historic-fashion-millinery-masterclasses/


1810 Killerton Cap Workshop 
July 2015
Louisville, Kentucky, USA. 
Teacher: Aylwen Gardiner-Garden 


Interstate/International Classes:
 Aylwen Gardiner-Garden is happy to travel and teach private or group lessons for the cost of transport and accommodation.


Class sewing machines