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!
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.
Did you know that the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute has a large online photo archive of their collection?
Neither did I until recently, since it's impossible to find from their home page!
I've found the back door to it, and sleuthed out a great many other museums with online costume collections!