Book Review: The Handmade Marketplace

As Fella tells it, I just ‘had it one day’; & to be honest I can’t remember where I found out about it, or heard about it or even saw a copy. I really did just have it one day & I haven’t looked back since! I reached a, looking back unsurprising, plateau about six months after starting Laura After …

Plastic or steel, Ladies?

    Above shows two styles of Victorian corset, the black adapted slightly, & a costume I designed & built (the character was a time traveling Lady assassin!) for a short film in 2010, illustrating the great effects a corset can have when working with period clothing.  I’ve just found the most useful link to questions & answers about plastic …

The Foundling Fabrics.

I have just rediscovered one of the most fascinating spippets I happend upon a while back whilst reseraching hand painted 18th Century silks. The World of Interiors carried a story about Thomas Coram a while back who ‘Having made his fortune in trade with the colonies, in his retirement had noticed on early morning walks from Rotherhithe into the city …