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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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.