The Tudor Child
“A feast of fascinating information and wonderful pictures”
160 full-colour pages;
80 historical illustrations;
Specially commissioned line drawings illustrating each pattern;
40 patterns with comprehensive step-by-step instructions and photographs showing finished garments worn by real children;
Instructions for knitted items, including stockings, caps and mittens;
The opening section provides a social history of children and babies in the sixteenth century, drawing on the latest research and primary sources such as ordinary people’s wills and household accounts. The book contains fascinating insights into the way in which Tudor children were raised, educated and of course clothed.
The book is lavishly illustrated in full colour offering a visual feast of paintings and sculpture, beautiful line drawings by Michael Perry, and high-quality photographs of reconstructed costumes. More than 40 patterns with instructions are included for making garments for all ages: from infants to children aged 12 years, including underwear, headwear and knitted items.
Reviews of The Tudor Child
“A feast of fascinating information and wonderful pictures, a stunning combination of original research and practical application … I find the authors’ use of original sources not only exceptionally useful but also highly entertaining”
“I think this book is fabulous and takes The Tudor Tailor to another level. I was looking at my copy on the tube on the way home and a fellow passenger said ‘that is a lovely book’ so I gave her your website and told her to check it out!”
“Congratulations to you on the splendid book The Tudor Child. I was still reading it at 2 am! A beautiful well considered and curated exhibition too, a great credit to you all. It also proves good accurate drawings that are aesthetically pleasing are just as relevant today as when Janet Arnold was drawing”
“Exquisitely illustrated, the book details through paintings, sculpture, line drawings and photographs of reconstructed costumes, the clothing children of the period wore in beautiful detail … Although The Tudor Child, Clothing and Culture 1485 to 1625 would most interest those who enjoy recreating period clothing, the book is so beautifully illustrated, richly researched and interesting, all Tudor history enthusiasts will certainly find this a highly welcome addition to their book collections”