The House of Embroidered Paper presents THE REGENCY WARDROBE
11.45am – Arrive.
12–12.45pm – Stephanie will give us an exclusive talk on the background to her work, her methods of research, design and making.
1–1.45pm – Lunch (soup/sandwich/coffee/tea).
2–3pm – Tour of the house with Stephanie, discussing her creations. A house guide will accompany us, telling us about the Gage family, who have lived in the house since Tudor times. The paintings, furniture, ceramics will be discussed. We will have chance to study the Beauvais tapestry The Camel, one of the Grotesque series woven in 1688-1732. Firle Place was used as a primary location in the recent film adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved classic Emma.
3–4pm – Many faces of English paper fans in the late Georgian Period, a talk by Mary Kitson. Mary is a freelance art history lecturer specialising in fans. She is a Consultant to The Fan Museum in Greenwich and Membership Secretary of the Fan Circle International.
Members can also bring a plus one if they desire for an additional £45. There are 20 places available allowing for social distancing if still required at that time.
Trains from London Victoria to Lewes take 1 hr. We can arrange to meet those travelling by train.