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The Washington Regency Society Welcomes you to find your comfort in the Regency Era.
Let us gather at The Tokeland Hotel on Willapa Bay, for a Retreat from the modern world, where we will commune with people like ourselves drawn to a quiet, gentler time.
We have chosen November for this retreat to cozy up with our woolens and shawls. We will dine, visit with friends, sew, play cards and board games, walk in nature, read books by the fire and take our lodging.
The Seaside Assembly will be from Friday November 8th until Sunday November 10th 2019.
Two nights lodging in this 100 year old hotel and five Southern style meals (served family- style), Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday breakfast.
There will also be an optional workshop in French Hand Sewing taught by Bobbi Chase at some point during the retreat, it will have a small additional fee for materials. More details on this as they become clear.
$340 for members and $360 for non-members – click through the image above for more information and to reserve your spot.
We are making plans for our traditional winter ball and supper, we have the hall booked (Wells Hall, Tacoma) the caller and band scheduled, the final arrangements are being made with the caterer. Tickets will soon be on sale as soon as we calculate our actual costs for the event. Save the date! Prepare your costume. The theme is Christmas time/ Winter Holidays traditional late 18th and early 19th century England or North America (think Colonial Williamsburg).
Join us for a sewing day!
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!
Our much requested buckram bonnet workshop is finally scheduled. Your instructors, Mary Hafner-Laney and Ruth Haring will be guiding you through the process of constructing the wired buckram foundation in the first part of this workshop, to be followed by Part II on September 15th during which you will cover and trim your bonnet. Your instructors are experienced bonnet milliners, and Mary has taught a bonnet workshop before, so you will gain new expertise about the how’s and why’s of making a sturdy bonnet that will last.
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Our much requested buckram bonnet workshop part one was quite successful and sold out in mere days Your instructors, Mary Hafner-Laney and Ruth Haring will be guiding you through the process of constructing the wired buckram foundation in the first part of this workshop, to be followed by Part II on September 15th during which you will cover and trim your bonnet. Your instructors are experienced bonnet milliners, and Mary has taught a bonnet workshop before, so you will gain new expertise about the how’s and why’s of making a sturdy bonnet that will last.
You may click here to see some more of our past events.
The Tall Ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain will be docked in Port Orchard on August 17.
We brought our own picnic, tables and chairs, blankets, foods, cutlery, drinks to Picnic at Givens Play Field (1025 Tacoma Ave. Port Orchard 98366 ). We then dined under the evergreen trees for a few hours 11am -2 pm .
The Log Cabin Museum 416 Sidney Ave. 2:30-3pm (We tried to fo but it was closed!)
Then we ventured to downtown for Antique shopping (801 Bay Street) in the quaint area along the water 3pm -5:30 pm, just a few minutes walking.
Next, on to the Marina 707 Sidney Parkway for the adventure sail on The Lady Washington at 2 p.m.
After the sail we did retreat to Bay Street Bistro On the Bay (834 Bay Street) to have dinner. www.baystreetbistro.com
Lakewold Gardens — 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, Washington 98499
Please join us for our next sewing day at the Shoreline Library
The first part of our meeting was our business meeting with our President’s Report, Treasurer’s Report, and descriptions of how our members can get involved. The second part of the meeting was an educational presentation on fashions during the Regency period. This is intended to help newer (or current) members obtain the necessary information to start their own wardrobes. We also had a program on the Regency fashions at the Museum of Fashion History in Bath England. Two of our members were able to inspect some of the fashions in their collection and will be sharing details and photos of those garments.
The Jane Austen Society of North America, Puget Sound Region invited the Washington Regency Society to join them for this festive occasion. http://waregency.org/?p=1831
March 3, 2019
WRS returned to the site of our very first function! We had a delightful tea and played parlor games
WRS Sewing Day at the Federal Way Library - 34200 1st Way S, Federal Way, Washington 98003
September 17, 2017
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WRS REFUND POLICY
(This policy was adopted on 5/7/17)
• Deposits or full amount must be received by the published deadline which is 30 days prior to the event unless otherwise specified.
• If the minimum number of people do not sign up by the deadline, the event will be canceled, and money refunded.
• If an attendee cancels after the published deadline, no refund will be made.
• Attendance is transferrable but the purchaser is responsible for finding a substitute.