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Welcome!

This is a bit of a scrap book of some of the images, issues and interesting info (all the i’s) we’ve found as we’ve studied eighteenth century costume.

To access and read the following posts please click on the ‘costume research’ link or ‘news’ link on each post. For some reason not all the posts instantly take you to them an you often have to click this extra bit – we’re trying to get this sorted!!!

 

 

NLHF – Onley Ground

National Living History Fayre! Onley Ground Just to say that we are going to be a-peddling our period Costumes at Onley Ground for next weekend! We’ll be the stall with a little mini-camping gas fire going (it gets cold just standing about chatting alright!) and I’ll be […]

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Hereford Resource Centre

Study Session At the Hereford Resource Centre (All Images courtesy of the Hereford Museum Resource and Collections Centre) Just a quick post… What an amazing place! We STRONGLY advise anyone wishing to study costumes to get themselves down there – it’s a perfect blend of amazing staff […]

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A bit eager….

Some Quick Photos! Too eager to wait for the arrival of the proper photos from our photo shoot on Thursday, I’m putting up some of the shots I took during the day. Morwenna Photography studios were sublime – bearing with us patiently. And Gina, the photographer was a complete […]

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The Day Draweth Nigh…

The Long Awaited Photo Session… In less than 2 days time, HandBound costumes is yet once more dragging bags of costumes down to a local photo studio to have things dressed onto mannequins and professionally photographed. Phew! It seems such a simple thing as all the costumes […]

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Daily Mail History Festival

The Daily Mail History Festival Come and find us – we have a stall in one of the largest all-out History Celebration Festivals in the U.K – And it’s a Two Week Countdown! We’re going to be displaying at the market for the first time a new […]

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Lacma and the Stomacher-Style Stays

  Caraco and Petticoat: At The Los Angeles Count Museum of Art (LACMA) We were just having a quick click through our 1770’s folder, doing some research on a dress to study at the V&A when we whizzed passed this little beauty. Dated c.1770’s, this light and […]

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The Stomacher-Style Stays again

The Stomacher-Style Stays Debate:   We think it’s become clear that this topic needs more in-depth research. So, please consider this little post as the new beginnings of our research! There seems to be two views on whether the decorated-front Stays that we find in our museums […]

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A Trip to Berrington Hall

A Trip to Berrington Hall

Berrington Hall Having had a study session booked to see some of the Snowshill Collection’s Stays, we decided to go a day early to have the chance to walk about the National Trust Property first and see what was in the rest of their displays. In this […]

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National Portrait Gallery – Edinburgh

National Portrait Gallery – Edinburgh

National Portrait Gallery: Edinburgh We had a Study Session booked at the National Collection Centre in Edinburgh last week. So off we set, across the country to have a look at some Eighteenth Century Stays, Shifts and Hoops. On arrival into Scotland we found we had a […]

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Whalebone Stays – Who Wore Them? Part 4

Whalebone Stays – Who Wore Them? Part 4

Whalebone Stays: Who Wore Them – Part 5 Images of Plebeian Women that are Unclear We have so many images gathered which we thought showed signs of a more controlled body look or which we thought could be used be used for the non-wearing stay argument but […]

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