Upcoming

Enjoy a world of music, dance and costume, of art, culture and history, of fun, food and friendship at Earthly Delights classes, workshops balls and festivals. For more information contact us by phone (02 62811098) or 
For most classes and workshops it is necessary to book in advance. For the 3rd Saturday of the month balls it is possible to pay $25 cash at the door, but discounts are available for pre-purchase (either online below or in class).

To receive monthly emails with upcoming event notices please subscribe to our email list at http://groups.google.com/group/dance-news. Feel free to share any of these posters or details with friends...we love to have new folk dancing with us and if you know any musicians who might like to join our ensemble, put them in touch with us.

For sewing, needlework and millinery classes & research links with Aylwen go to https://www.facebook.com/AylwenGarden/ 
Earlybird Tickets are on sale NOW at janeaustenfestival.com/tickets 
for the 4-day Jane Austen Festival Australia, 12-15 April 2018, ALBERT HALL, CANBERRA


Upcoming third Saturday of the Month Balls
7-11pm at Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston.
Costumes welcome but any dress fine. $25 at door.
Discounts at http://www.earthlydelights.com.au/upcoming

(No ball in January - See below for Pirate Ball on 17 February)


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 hat, wire & cover a bonnet or 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 and materials. 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)
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
5mm x 30cm circular 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 of $250 includes refreshments, information booklet, felt hat blanks, knitting wool, buckram, petersham, wire, 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 please complete your registration at the bottom of this page or at https://goo.gl/forms/yWwkXYitXrnAnAQB3





Adult Millinery Summer School Intensive: 22-26 January
Learn to block a hat, wire & cover a bonnet and knit a beret.

ONE PLACE AVAILABLE

     
 

Learn to block a hat, wire & cover a bonnet and knit a beret. 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 and materials. 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.


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)
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
5mm x 30cm circular 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, light buffet lunch, information booklet, felt hat blanks, wool, buckram, petersham, wire and use of blocks and hat stiffening. Most supplies are imported from Europe and can be rather costly. 

Ages: Adult & students of EDHDA with sewing experience. Less intensive 5 x 1/2 day millinery classes have been made available in early January for ages 12-Adult. Book online above.

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 please complete your registration at the bottom of this page or at https://goo.gl/forms/yWwkXYitXrnAnAQB3


8 January—recommencement of Wednesday Night extension Dance Group 

For those who have been participating already in EDHDA general dance classes and balls and are keen to learn more, be extended and rise to challenges across 500 years of dance, and be part of displays.

 10 Weeks @ $120

After paying below please complete your registration at the bottom of this page or at  https://goo.gl/forms/yWwkXYitXrnAnAQB3


   



Saturday 17 FebruaryPirate Ball, 7-11pm
Weigh anchor at the Canberra Baptist Church Hall, Currie St., Kingston.  






Dancing through the Ages 

in the ANU Sports Centre, Sport’s Lifestyle program (www.anu-sport.com.au) $100-$160. 

Saturdays 3:00-5:30pm. 10 week course starts Sat. 24 FebruaryEnrolments open early February.

In order to be part of this big fun class you need to book and pay in person and in advance at the ANU Sports Centre reception desk.

Dancing Through the Ages course

After paying at the ANU please complete your registration at the bottom of this page or at https://goo.gl/forms/yWwkXYitXrnAnAQB3


 



Earlybird Tickets are on sale NOW at janeaustenfestival.com/tickets 
for Jane Austen Festival Australia, 12-15 April 2018, ALBERT HALL CANBERRA



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