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(, 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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17 September 2014
Chicago calling – last chance to bag a bargain

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).

3 August 2014
High fives at The Tudor Tailor

It’s all high 5s at The Tudor Tailor right now. The Facebook page whizzed past the 5,000 likes milestone during July, which is certainly something to celebrate – and Jane turned 50! Please share in our happy news by buying from The Tudor Tailor shop on the 5 August when all books and patterns will cost a fiver …

30 June 2014
Get violent with your velvets

Get violent with your velvets under the expert eye of The Tudor Tailor using specially-designed, hand-made tools for the job. Ninya and Jane are working with Stephen Norris of Red Dog Forge ( to develop a brand new set of pinking tools, to be launched during their visit to Chicago’s Silver Linings Sewing Studio in October. The event features a hands-on workshop – Slash thy sleeves - with opportunities to try hot printing, ravelling and pinking using The Tudor Tailor’s newly-produced blades. The cast brass pinking tools are in production now (price to be confirmed) and will not be available to buy elsewhere until 1 December 2014. Participants who reserve places at the event in advance qualify for generous discounts on other products too but to whet everyone’s appetites, the team’s latest book The Tudor Child is on special offer at £18 for the month of July.