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!
You sent in some tough questions this month! Thanks for keeping us on our toes, and keep 'em coming!
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The HEARTH (Home Economics Archive: Research, Tradition and History) online library is devoted to books and journals published in the field on home economics.
It has a large variety of books on many different subjects, and I'll teach you how to get the most out of this valuable resource! I also share some of the books that caught my attention and a few favorite quotes.