Harlie des Roches of the Silver Linings Sewing Studio is welcoming the Tudor Tailor team to Chicago. Ninya and Jane are giving a presentation and hosting an evening reception on Friday 24 October, followed by two days of workshops on practical aspects of reconstructing sixteenth century dress such as sourcing materials, pattern piecing and surface decoration. The evening keynote, Court life and country lore(www.tudortailor.com/court-life-country-lore/), draws on The Tudor Tailor’s latest research published in The Tudor Child and features Lady Mary Talbot seeking advice from a wet-nurse.
The presentation includes a dressing demonstration with a court lady who is “heavy with child”. There will be wine and hors d’ouevres, and The Tudor Tailor shop to browse. Event participants will also be able to pre-order other items from The Tudor Tailor online shop with a 25 per cent discount and no postage and packing charge. Items will be shipped ahead for collection during the workshops.
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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.
The Tudor Tailor’s visit to Chicago is now only five weeks away and the deadline to book a place and be eligible for the participants’ 25 per cent discount on patterns and books is fast approaching. There are places available for the events on Fri 24 (evening) and Sun 26 October (day).