This month we switch to a different format for the "Ask the Experts" column.
Instead of just asking one person questions, you get to ask the whole group! We have two questions this month, one on using velvet for a Robe a l'Anglaise and one on starting a business.
This month, Diana Habra of renaissancefabrics.net answers your questions about historical fabrics and how to use them, touching on Regency recreations, breathable linings and using sheer materials with confidence!
British costumier Suzi Clarke has over 35 years' experience working with costume for theatre, including the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal National Theatre, Amsterdam Opera, film, T.V., museums, and for static displays, re-enactors, historical dancers and costumed interpreters.
Friend of both Jean Hunnisett and Janet Arnold, she talks a bit about them and shares some tips with us.
Wrong, wrong, wrong. One of the biggest myths of our current era is that, "Everything is available online."
There is indeed a great deal of research you can do online. But if only rely on online sources, and particularly if you only rely on the websites created by other costumers, you are looking at a fraction of the information commonly and easily available to you.