<i>Elizabeth . . . sat down again to her work, 
with an eagerness which it did not often command.

Dance Workshops

Workshop 1: Thursday, September 26, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Workshop 2: Thursday, September 26, 5:45 P M - 7:15 PM
Workshop 3: Friday, September 27, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Workshop 4: Friday, September 27, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost: $20

The Netherfield Ball has been a romantic symbol of the Regency period for millions of people for 200 years.  We invite you to join us as we prepare for the ball with unbridled anticipation.  Everyone is welcome at the workshops, from beginners to accomplished dancers.  Come to practice, learn new dances, or just enjoy a graceful turn on the dance floor.

Bonnets, Tams and Ribbon Headpieces

Workshop 1: Thursday, September 26, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Workshop 2: Friday, September 27, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Cost: Bonnets $35, Tams $25, Headpieces $20

We will provide pre-cut bonnets, tams and headpieces ready to assemble and decorate, just in time for the ball.  You will be asked to select the type and color of headwear you would like to make when you register for the workshop.  All necessary fabrics, tools and embellishments will be provided, and many helpers will be on hand to assist with assembly.

Knitting Wrist Cuffs or Crocheting Reticules

Workshop 1: Thursday, September 26, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Workshop 2: Friday, September, 27 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Cost: $30

Knitting and crocheting Regency-style accessories has become a popular pastime.  During this workshop you’ll have the opportunity to create one of the accessory items described below under the guidance of our experts.

Elizabeth’s Knitted Cuffs: Elizabeth Bennet might have worn a pair of these lovely cuffs as she embarked on one of her many walks.  The cuffs feature a simple 2-row lace pattern and a picot bind off.  They are a suitable project for the advanced beginning knitter who wants to try knitting lace using double-pointed needles.  Yarn and needles will be supplied for the class.

Jane’s Crocheted Reticule: What could be more elegant and essential on a fashionable woman’s arm than a simple crocheted lace reticule?  Join our experts and learn how to create a lovely reticule that you can use to safely hold the small objects that would weigh down the delicate pockets of a gown.  A crochet hook and linen yarn are included in the class fee.  This class is designed for advanced beginners comfortable with single and double crochet stitches.

Additional support will be provided after the workshops for finishing both the knitting and crochet projects.

Jane Austen Note Cards

Workshop 1: Thursday, September 26, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Workshop 2: Friday, September 27, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Cost: $15

Create a lovely three-piece set of greeting cards featuring pre-stamped images from the Jane Austen Collection by Oxford Impressions.  Cards are enhanced with hidden pockets, ribbons, and floral embellishments.  A fan-themed folio to house the cards completes the presentation set.  No card making experience necessary.