The Tudor Tailor team is pleased to announce an exciting new collaborative project with the Weiss Gallery to celebrate the launch of The Tudor Child, a sumptuously illustrated book offering a detailed insight into sixteenth century clothing for infants, young children and youths.
The exhibition investigates how Tudor children’s clothing demonstrated their place in society and signaled their growing maturity. It also explores the use of portraiture as source material for the reconstruction of historic dress. A selection of the reconstructed children’s costumes made for the book will be displayed alongside the portraits which inspired them. Visitors are invited to meet the Tudor Tailor team and take part in two weeks of tours, talks and interactive events.
There has been a great deal of number crunching at The Tudor Tailor since the Christmas break. Fabrics for 2015 costume projects can now be purchased with renewed confidence and less expense – especially if you are a man needing new hose. Not only is the colour range endorsed by new research but there is 10 per cent off all woollen fabric purchases until the end of January.
Seasons greetings to all our colleagues and customers! Thanks to everyone who has collaborated with us, supported our research, come to one of our events or bought from us this year. We wish you every success with your costume projects in 2015.
A successful foray into television has prompted an update to one of The Tudor Tailor’s best-loved patterns. Eager headdress researchers are already excited to see the information in a practical format. Ninya’s recent work with the BBC was an opportunity to put theory to the test and it passed with flying colours. The “gable hood” is now a “Tudor lady’s bonnet, frontlet, paste and edge” reflecting research published in The Queen’s Servants in 2011.