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Designing Custom Fabric - part 1

SquarepicEver pictured the perfect fabric in your mind, only to despair when there was nothing similar in the stores? Lisha gets you started on designing your own custom fabric.

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Silk Painting on Costumes

SquarepicMichelle's clever painted embellishment techniques allow you to reproduce the beauty of historic embroidered fabrics and help those dream dressmaking projects become a reality.

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How To Make Fringe

profilepictureWhen making a historical dress, it can often be difficult to find interesting trim in a suitable color. Mette shows us how to make our own fringe.

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Period Tassels III: Beaded Tassels

BeadedTassels2X2This is the one you've been waiting for — let's bling out those costumes with some beautiful beaded tassels!

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Fabric Shopping in London

SquarepicA visit to London is the perfect time to enhance one's stash. Constance takes us on a tour of the city's best places for fabric shopping!

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Period Thread Tassels II: Compound Tassels

Compound tasselsLynn McMasters shows us how to make compound tassels. 

 

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Transferring Embroidery Designs to Dark Fabric

squarepicTransferring embroidery designs onto dark fabric can be difficult, but Sunny walks us through a time-tested method used by embroiderers for centuries.

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Distressing and Ageing

DistressTeenyAgeing, dyeing, and distressing aren't downers when we're talking about fabric. Here's how to make new clothes look old.

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Continuous Frog Fasteners

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Frog fasteners give a military edge to any Steampunk style. Here's an easy way to achieve the look without getting all tangled up.

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Fabrics for 18th Century Clothing

Choosing the right fabrics for 18th century gownsThe key to an accurate 18th century gown is the right fabric. Hallie explains what to look for and what to avoid when you're shopping.

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Goldwork Embroidery

icon free smCathy introduces this exciting and underused technique, and demonstrates how to make a peacock feather from the famous dress.

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Tassels by the Yard

tassels-iconGina Barrett shares with us the easy method for making yards and yards of tassel and pom-pom trim for your Victorian gowns.

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