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1 – 3 PM
Ruth’s dolls are excited to invite you and your dolls (if you have them) to participate in a Holiday tea party and stitch-in! Dolls were popular during the Regency, as you will see.
Ruth will give a short slide show on dolls of the period.
In the picture above, Cora, Eliza, Georgiana, Isobel, and Jane (left to right), are ready to share a cup of tea and they have their work table all ready to go. These dolls are contemporary recreations designed by doll artist Gail Wilson. The doll in the middle represents a Georgian doll, while the others are recreations of the Hitty and Izannah Walker from later periods.
The dolls of the Regency Period were primarily made of wood. These are known today as Peg Wooden dolls. I will have some slides to show a few examples of these dolls as well as the more elaborate Georgian dolls which preceded them, and the dolls which Queen Victoria played with at Kensington Palace. After the slide show, we will have plenty of work time as well as Show and Tell and sharing what everyone is working on. Bring your own refreshments.
Regency costume is admired but not required.
Please register on our sign up page here: A Doll’s Tea Party
Stitch-Ins are $5 or free to members. The Zoom links will be sent out closer to the date to those who have registered.
The cost will be minimal ($12.50) this year as there will not be a Hunt Breakfast at the Hunt Club nor tea in the field. WRS has been asked to make a modest contribution to the Woodbrook Hunt Club for care of the hounds, etc.
This event will be limited in terms of number of people (15) as well as scope due to COVID and the desire to keep participants safe. All WRS participants must wear a face mask for this event. Proof of vaccination during registration is required.
There will be a wait list after the first 15 people sign up. If you are unable to attend, please let us know ASAP to that we can connect you with someone on the wait list. Refund policy can be found at the bottom of this events page.
Still hoping that good weather and healthy air will coincide and we can have this event
Let us stroll in the Kubota Garden! This distinctive Northwest/Japanese 20 acre Garden is alive with blooms around this time of year. You may bring a picnic for after the stroll .
Wear your best Regency walking outfit, sturdy walking shoes for gravel paths, parasols and bonnets! FREE ! (There is no admission fee for this garden.)
Here is a link to more information about the Kubota Garden.
(No kill) Regency Hunt and A Hunt Breakfast
some autumn day post pandemic – perhaps late 2022 or 2023
with the Woodbrook Hunt Club in Lakewood
October 2022 (early) (is it’s safe to gather by that time)
Cards, fun costumes, snacks, and a Regency swap meet
at a public library
If it is safe to gather by that time
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!
Your Leadership Board has offered a monthly sewing get together. These virtual get togethers were excellent for learning new skills, being inspired by others work and ideas, and for meeting likeminded people.
Sunday, February 7, 2021 Hosted by Ruth Haring
Sunday, Feb 28, 2021, 10 am Hosted by Cynthia Nordlund
Theme was completing the Soft Topped bonnet.
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1 pm Hosted by Sandra SloverIncluded a presentation about White on White Embroidery
Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 1 pm — Hosted by Sara P
Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 1 pm– Hosted by Sandra Slover
Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 10 am — Hosted by Cynthia Nordlund
– summer break –
Sunday, September 12, 2021 at 1 pm — Hosted by Sara P
Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 10 am — Hosted by Cynthia Nordlund
Saturday, November 13, 2021 1-3 p.m. — hosted by Sandra SloverSandra gave us information on historical pocketbooks!
Our first “In Person” event since the Pandemic started was the
SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2021 AT 11 AM – 2 PM
We gathered (appropriately socially distanced and wearing masks) at the Highline Botanical Garden and enjoyed the beauty of the garden. Individual family groupings had picnics while others chose to just promenade and repair elsewhere for refreshments. It was a delightful, and safe, outing.
Soft-top Bonnet Workshop
Ruth Haring showed us how to complete a soft topped bonnet with a straw brim. Ruth has been making these for herself and her daughters for years and will share some of her newest tips.
Gather via Zoom in your own safe space for tea, talk and maybe a little hand sewing – it’s up to you how far you take the fun. As always, Regency costume is admired but not required.
POSTPONED AS THE LADY WASHINGTON IS NOT SAILING OUTSIDE OF HER HOME HARBOR THIS YEAR
Summer Picnic and Performances
Washington Regency Society’s Summer Virtual Picnic
We all take to our own gardens with our own picnics, where we will meet virtually Via ZOOM !
Set up your tea table, don your Regency Sunday best, re-trim your bonnet! ~ Of course Costumes admired but not required!
We can gather in our Morning dress or “dishabille” (or not in costume if you prefer but please keep it “G rated”.) Bring along your hand sewing or set up your computer next to your sewing machine – there are no rules other than our standing rule “Be excellent to each other”.
February 2, 2020
Federal Way Library
You may click here to see some more of our past events.
• 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 transferable but the purchaser is responsible for finding a substitute.