A great article about our recent Massachusetts trip. https://www.mtholyoke.edu/media/sea-gowns-and-pantaloons-and-buckram-oh-my-0
Jane and Ninya disappeared into the Data Batcave for a week to begin the New Year with “The Typical Tudor” as the top priority for 2017. The document database currently contains nearly 50,000 clothing-related items, including garments, accessories, weapons and materials.
The Tudor Tailor is celebrating the five-year anniversary of the publication of The Queen’s Servants this month with some exciting announcements! The book was published in December 2011 and almost five years to the day the last copy has gone! Not only is a revised second edition hot off the press today but a German version is now available via a Kickstarter campaign. Don’t hesitate to pledge your support.
Margery Trollope, aka Jane, presented her early modern knitting research in Copenhagen recently. She was part of the Centre for Textile Research’s 10-year jubilee celebration attended by Her Majesty Queen Margarethe of Denmark.
The Tudor Tailor is happy to announce that the search for a source of frizado fabric has at last proved successful! But the quest has not been easy – there have been quirks and queries along the way …
For some time now, Ninya and Jane have received requests for a pattern for women’s headwear characteristic of the 16th century, especially the headdresses worn by the lower class. These appear in the many crowd scenes and genre paintings of the time to have been created by inventive use of linen headrails or head cloths. A new pattern aims to satisfy this demand.