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squareipcWhat can colour mean? Kat invites us to explore the Medieval world of symbolism, meaning and magic through a rainbow of dyestuffs.

04WeavePlainRuth explores the huge variety of historic fabrics described in archives and seen in museums, finding us modern equivalents and suppliers.

kimono corset outfit 2aTaking inspiration from her passion for Japanese culture, Lyssa shows us how to use kimono fabric to create a stunning corset. 

squarepicVivid colors can be achieved with plant-based dyes. Kat of Medieval Colours shows us how to dye yarns using a popular Medieval dyeplant.

SquarepicWhen creating shapes that defy the laws of physics, logic, or human anatomy, basic upholstery foam is one of the costumer's best tools.

kimono corset outfit 2aLyssa explores the story behind kimono and obi, and the opportunities and pitfalls of buying and using their fabric.

04WeavePlainRuth continues her exploration of historical textiles and shows us how to find modern equivalents. 

iconIn the final article of this series, Lyssa shows how to insert a real, working clockwork mechanism into a corsetted gown!

IMG3 My Big Cutting TableIf 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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