This month Cathy interviews Danish artist Thomas Sjølander.
You may not recognise his name, but you'll know his work: Thomas did the incredible machine embroidery on the costumes for some of your favourite movies, including Finding Neverland, Phantom of the Opera and most recently, The Duchess.
...to Elsabet Rowth one kyrtyll of worsted upper bodyed with blew satyn of bryderies...
The British History Online site is a wonderful source of first hand information about the clothing and material objects of daily life in Tudor England.
Come explore the riches with us!
The ten year wait for Janet Arnold's last work is over: Patterns of Fashion 4 is to be published on November 7th, and this month YWU is celebrating its release!
This extraordinary treasure trove, the final book in the series, has been completed with additional material by Jenny Tiramani and Santina M. Levey after Janet's passing in 1998. We've been smiling very sweetly at the publisher, and our grovelling has paid off with an advance copy. So Marion's ready to give you her exclusive review!
If you're an 18th Century costume buff, odds are you already have these.
But if you're just now falling in love with Rococo they should be at the top of your Christmas list!
Marion McNealy reviews several books on Medieval Era fashion and clothing.
Of course there's the must have Medieval Tailor's Assistant, but there are two others that you may not know about that she thinks you need to have on your library shelves.
This month we have the pleasure of having an exclusive interview with Jill Salen, author of the new book "Corsets", which we are reviewing this month.
She shares with us what insprired her to write the book, how she got started and what her next book will be.