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Dec 2015

Swiss Waist, Part 2

Swiss Waist, Part 2

Nikki continues her journey through the world of Swiss Waist Belts, drafting one from scratch and one from an original Victorian pattern.

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Appropriate Embroidery, 1500-1800

Appropriate Embroidery, 1500-1800

What embroidery design is right for your latest project? Denise traces techniques & motifs as they transition from one period to the next. 

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A Brief History of Smocking

A Brief History of Smocking

These textural effects have been used for centuries, from farmer's workwear to Liberty silks. Polly investigates and has a go.

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Shoe Dyeing & Shoe Embellishment

Shoe Dyeing & Shoe Embellishment

Can't afford bespoke historic shoes to match your outfit? Caroline shows how to dye and embellish store-bought shoes to make them your own.

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Shoe Restoration and Resizing

Shoe Restoration and Resizing

If specialist period shoes are outside your budget, here's how to revive, alter or modify existing shoes with skills you already have.

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