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HomeArticlesHistorical periodsMedieval to 15th c.

Men’s 15th Century Clothing in Italy

squarepicFrom camisas to cintolas - Aylwen gives us an overview of Renaissance Italian men's fashion in the 15th century.

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Interpretation of the Medieval Chaperon

Philip the Good, wearing a chaperonThe chaperon was a popular men's hat in mid-15th century Europe. Constance introduces her interpretation of this iconic medieval style of headwear.

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Iberian Renaissance Period Hairstyles

SquarepicA good hairstyle helps create the perfect impression. Sarah shares some appropriate hairstyles for women in Spain during the late 15th and early 16th centuries. 

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Iberian Cosmetics & Renaissance Beauty Ideals

squarepic Iberian women pursued beauty and the feminine ideal as much as ladies today. Sarah explores the makeup and cosmetics used in 15th and 16th century Spain.

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12th Century Dress – The Bliaut

SquarePicMention a medieval dress to someone, and odds are they'll imagine a bliaut. Izabela walks us through the construction of this iconic 12th century dress.

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Comparing Silk and Wool Embroidery Threads

SquarepicHow 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.

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Anglo-Saxon Clothing

Anglo Saxon coupleEarly medieval clothing: a potato sack with a girdle? Not necessarily: here lies an astonishing wealth of fabric, colour & detail.

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Burgundian Gown and Kirtle

burgundian_iconDiscussing the cut of a late medieval kirtle and a very popular V neck gown, often simply referred to as the Burgundian gown.

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15th c. Doublets and Jackets

15th c DoubletStudy & construction of these two garments, plus how to make a fashionable gown/jacket worn over the doublet.

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Drawn Threadwork Cuffs

This versatile technique is seen from very early medieval period right through to the twentieth century and on all kinds of linen items.

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Authentic Handmade Trims

Lucet In this extensive beginner's guide, we'll look at lucet cording, fancy braiding and inkle and tablet weaving.

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