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Cup of tea and a good read

Whitework Embroidery

whitework iconIs it Ayrshire, Madeira, Dresden work, Hardanger, Limerick, Carrickmacross lace or Broderie Anglaise? Know your whitework!

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Shoe Dyeing & Shoe Embellishment

squarepicCan'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

squarepicIf 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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The Etiquette of Mourning

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The Victorian cult of mourning reached its height in the 19th century. Polly explores the traditions and etiquette behind it. 

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The Essential Apron, Part 2

1926 Dukinfield Mrs Hill Ashworth Kirk 100As 19th and 20th century fashion and society changed, so did the rules for when, where, what and how to wear aprons.

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It's All About Sole: Shoe Rubbering 101

SquarepicHistorical shoes - gorgeous but can be tricky to walk in. Here's how to rubber the soles to avoid slipping & landing on your bum roll. 

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The Essential Apron, Part 1

squarepicAprons are basic items but can add an authentic feel to a costume. Polly explores the history and explains why we should wear them more.

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A Brief History of Eyeglasses

squarepicMany of us wear spectacles, so Trystan explores history of eyeglasses and offers some tips for wearing them with historical costumes.

 

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Sewing Terms: US vs UK

SmallpicFor all of you who are tired of being confused, Lisha gives us a glossary of sewing and fashion terms translated from British English to American English.

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