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11am to 4 pm
13625 NE 175th St, Woodinville, WA 98072
We will be celebrating the founding of the Washington Regency Society in a lovely private room of Molbaks, a garden and yard center. There is ample parking, a cafe inside the store if you’d rather purchase your repast there. As well as many charming items of various nature to acquire should you have the pin money and inclination. They are very graciously providing tables and chairs for us, so there will be no need to have your footman along. There is a lovely park a short drive away called Wilmot Gateway Park, (easiest parking is across the street by the sports fields) if your bent runs to going for a stroll. As the weather can be vexing during this time of year, try to keep in mind though it is paved, the path may be slick underfoot. Come join us to celebrate the forming of our merry party!
11:00 am – 3:00 pm (10:00 am SITU members)
Magnolia Lutheran Church
2414 31st Ave West, Seattle
WRS will be having 2 tables at the Somewhere in Time Garage Sale again this year. This is a fundraising event for us, so your purchases help us with our expenses and help to put on our events as well. Our board members will be donating items for sale, and you are welcome to donate also. Our requirements for donated items are clean, usable Regency related items. (Other periods are okay too.) Last year we had fabric, lace, ribbon, feathers, patterns, books, sewing supplies, as well as a few bonnets, gowns, shawls, and accessories. This is a great time for those of you new to the group to obtain some items. This is going to be a great event, SITU has rented all their available tables this year. A not to be missed costuming opportunity.
The link for the event is on the SITU page: SITU 2018 Costume Sale
For donations contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or any of our other board members.
Host: Sara Palmer
Frustrated with thick, modern quilting cottons when you are trying to make a diaphanous Regency gown? Looking for metallic trims to sparkle in candlelight? That perfect shawl? Join the Washington Regency Society on a Sari Safari!
Sari/saree cotton is similar to the thin, handwoven cotton available in the Regency era and members have made a number of gowns from fabrics from these shops.
We will meet at a WRS member’s house in Renton (near IKEA) and carpool a few minutes away to Kent where a number of sari shops are located. We will provide tips and tricks for shopping – such as which shops have more trims, shawls or fabric – and rendezvous after for show and share with tea.
This event is for WRS members only. More information will be coming soon on when and where to meet!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Hunting with Horses and Hounds Event
The Woodbrook Hunt Club, www.woodbrookhuntclub.com located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, has graciously extended an invitation to the Washington Regency Society members to observe one of their traditional hunting events. A Saturday in October or November is likely, so now is the time to start sewing your riding habit if you don’t already have one. Please check out the Pinterest site at www.pinterest.com/WARegency for engravings of period attire. More information about the event including the Hunt Breakfast will be forthcoming but most of us need to start sewing now! For those new to “the hunt”, no foxes or other animals are hunted, hurt or killed in this event!
More details are being worked out – our Twelfth Night Ball in 2018 was such a success that we are trying for a larger location in 2019.
We have had a lot of fun and made a lot of progress on projects when we meet up and help each other with our costuming. We are negotiating with spaces and plan more of these “sewing days” this year — follow this space for more information soon!
You may click here to see some more of our past events.
Limited spots available so please reserve your spot today.
Please join us for our annual PICNIC at beautiful Lakewold Gardens. The Gardens are located in Lakewood and are part of an historical estate on Gravelly Lake. The picnic is potluck, and we would like to make this a Regency picnic. We make a day of it, please plan on arriving before noon. Entrance fee to Lakewold Gardens is about $10 and individuals will pay their own fee as they enter the garden. Click through to the Picnic Event page for more information about this picnic and Regency Era picnics.
This workshop is full but keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for additional workshops.
On May 20th, we will hold our first sewing workshop at Joann Fabrics in Southcenter. The workshop is from 2 to 6 PM. Several of our members will be present to assist you in getting started with that all important Regency Gown. One of our favorite patterns is the Laughing Moon Ladies’ Round and Trained Gown c. 1800-1810. This pattern has the bib or apron front and has many variations in sleeves and trains. We have had good luck with this pattern and have found it very versatile and flattering to many body types.
During the class we will show various examples of this gown along with advice on how it is made and options you might want to consider. We will also give you information on where to find appropriate Regency like fabrics and other supplies.
September 17, 2017
Click this link for more WRS past events: http://waregency.org/past-events