How to create stand-alone miniature works of textile art with cord, thread and a few pins.
No matter how good a garment is, it can always be improved by adding some lace. Izabela looks at Punto in Aria and bobbin lace.
Lynn finds out whether several tools and machines are worth the money, or whether they just make a simple job more complicated.
Soutache is a fantastic looking Victorian trim. Even better, it offers a huge visual impact with relatively little work attached to it!
Ribbon embellishments are a recurring feature throughout history. Gina shows you how to recreate some of these effective details.
Details on where to get quality materials to re-create all kinds of extant ruffs, collars, smocks, shifts and chemises.
Following a reader request, here's a brief tour of several websites that carry good quality, not-too-expensive new laces and trims.
Completing our series on the world of fabric manipulation, Lisha walks us through techniques of shirring and puffing for a fabulous result.
Techniques for Victorian and Georgian clothing. This week, several types of box pleats, and then we'll step it up to discover ruching.
Continue to refresh and strengthen your core fabric manipulation skills with gathered ruffles and pleating techniques.
Our ancestors did not hold back with embellishment! Let's strengthen our own core fabric manipulation skills to match theirs.
How does one choose which embroidery thread to use for a project? Sunny does it by trying every one she can find for her 12th century bliaut. Read on to find out what she thought.
In this extensive beginner's guide, we'll look at lucet cording, fancy braiding and inkle and tablet weaving.
This versatile technique is seen from very early medieval period right through to the twentieth century and on all kinds of linen items.
Monochromatic Embroidery is an umbrella term used to describe a type of embellishment popular during the 16th Century.
Five simple techniques can make a wide range of jewelry to provide the finishing touch to your Tudor or Renaissance outfit.
Izabela walks us step by step through the creation of an 1785 riding habit, including gold embroidered buttons.
The further back in time that you go, the more anachronistic modern trims appear... So what's a girl to do? Make her own, of course!
In the 1810s and 1820s rouleaux, or bias tubes of fabric, were a go-to trend for trimmings. Astrida shows us some inspirational examples.
During the Regency many women wore hats designed after early C19th military styles. Here's how to make the distinctive pompoms.