What can colour mean? Kat invites us to explore the Medieval world of symbolism, meaning and magic through a rainbow of dyestuffs.
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Ruth explores the huge variety of historic fabrics described in archives and seen in museums, finding us modern equivalents and suppliers.
Taking inspiration from her passion for Japanese culture, Lyssa shows us how to use kimono fabric to create a stunning corset.
Vivid colors can be achieved with plant-based dyes. Kat of Medieval Colours shows us how to dye yarns using a popular Medieval dyeplant.
When creating shapes that defy the laws of physics, logic, or human anatomy, basic upholstery foam is one of the costumer's best tools.
Lyssa explores the story behind kimono and obi, and the opportunities and pitfalls of buying and using their fabric.
Ruth continues her exploration of historical textiles and shows us how to find modern equivalents.
In the final article of this series, Lyssa shows how to insert a real, working clockwork mechanism into a corsetted gown!
If you want to sew but never seem to do it, maybe it's your space that's the problem. Here are some clever hacks to fix YOUR sewing space.
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