Research & Production 

looking ◦ thinking ◦ sketching ◦ making

In the studio at The House of Embroidered Paper


Please click on each detail of The Filigree Bonnet to see it enlarged.

I've quoted from Wikipedia's page about quilling elsewhere in my posts but I beli...

 The Rouleaux Pelisse

Please note the images of the three white promenading outfits will be enlarged and the whole collection made visible online once it...

Military styling is certainly a consistent, important and exciting attribute of female fashion during the Napoleonic wars. So I'd already begun looking...

© Worthing Museum - 'Fans Unfolded' exhibition text

My ideas regarding fans and the making of this particular one had begun to take form even before the...

This post includes mainly working pictures which I hope will be interesting to see and which are intended to show what types of paper and processes I us...

"Their heyday in the 18th and mid 19th centuries, and again in the twentieth and twenty-first, centuries coincides with the heyday of the caricature, ye...

There are three naval uniforms in a case in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich that were of special interest to me as I considered the style of the...

On the 3rd February 1831 there was a grand ball at The Royal Pavilion and five of the women on the guest list were living in Brunswick square.

Lady Grac...

This piece went through so many incarnations before it became what it was meant to be that I wasn't sure I'd ever get there. Only by releasing all my or...

It was in the National Trust collection at Killerton House, Devon that I was first impressed by the beautiful makers labels to be found in some survivin...

Dress, cotton embroidered with silk trimmed with linen lace, tapes of linen, c. 1810 - https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/328199891573543713/

"White was the...

like chalk-figures drawn on ballroom floors
to be danced out before morning!

William Hazlitt
The Conversation of Authors
1826

As one of the first Regenc...

This Wikipedia list of the wars that have involved Great Britain from the 1700's to the present day is harshly illuminating: https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...

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