Available Classes and Workshops

Corsetry Basics

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Course Fee : $200.00 + HST

Class Maximum : 8 people

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This intensive weekend workshop will equip you with a great tool kit of skills for constructing and fitting a number of different styles and shapes of corsets and stays. Working with a mid-Victorian pattern, which … More >

Empire (Regency) Corsetry

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Course Fee : $200.00 + HST

Class Maximum : 8 people

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This intensive weekend workshop is focused on building an empire corset (stay) that will fit you smoothly and will give you the correct shape for the period. It will also give you the confidence to … More >

Empire (Regency) Dressmaking

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Course Fee : $125.00 + HST

Class Maximum : 8 people

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You’ve always wanted to make your own empire style dress, but would like someone “on tap” to answer your questions as you go along. Or maybe you’ve got one of “those” patterns that you’re just … More >

Empire (Regency) Millinery

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Course Fee : $145.00 + HST

Class Maximum : 8 people

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What could be better to complement your Empire-style outfit than an appropriate hat? Each participant will design and build their own hat, starting with the creation of a brown paper pattern and working through construction … More >

Fine Hand Stitchery

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Course Fee : $35.00 + HST

Class Maximum : 8 people

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This hands-on, practical workshop teaches the techniques for sewing and finishing commonly used before the widespread adoption of the sewing machine, including backstitch, blind stitch, blind hemming, basic bead application to fabric, basic embroidery stitches, … More >

Hand Sewing for the Man in the Field

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Course Fee : $35.00 + HST

Class Maximum : 8 people

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This course is specially designed for those fellows who have found themselves rendered helpless in the field by the loss of a button, the tear of a piece of clothing, or the singe from a … More >

Pattern Drafting for Empire (Regency) Women’s Clothing

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Course Fee : $125.00 + HST

Class Maximum : 8 people

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Making an Empire dress that really fits can be difficult; making one that is flattering can be nigh on impossible! In this specialized pattern drafting course, each participant will build a set of basic pattern … More >

Pattern Drafting – Flat Pattern Method

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Course Fee : $225.00 + HST

Class Maximum : 8 people

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Learn to draft your own patterns and change existing patterns to suit yourself! This is the perfect course for those who find commercial patterns not a good fit or not to their liking, as well … More >

Shuttle Tatting – Basics

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Course Fee : $34.00 + HST

Class Maximum : 8 people

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In a friendly and supportive environment, learn the basics of shuttle tatting from the ground up from a Master Tatter with a sense of humour. Techniques included will be knotting, picots, joins, and pattern reading.  … More >

Shuttle Tatting – Intermediate/Advanced

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Course Fee : $27.00 + HST

Class Maximum : 8 people

Location : Others

Touch up on your basic skills and learn how to cope with more advanced patterns, multicoloured tatting, multiple shuttle tatting, and beaded tatting — all in a friendly and supportive environment. In truth, this workshop … More >