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Please note: the audio clips on this blog are recorded in the nature of a sound sketchbook, they are not finished works, the sound quality reflects this; they offer the chance to listen into conversations that form parts of research trips and to hear snippets of related reading

During the Regency era: "The spencer was worn as a cardigan, or as a short, fitted jacket cut to just above waist level, or, in Empire style, to the bust line, and tailored on identical lines to the dress.

The use of the term spencer continued well into the 19th century...

The Regency era was the last period in which buttons were hand-made. From 1850 machine-made buttons took over, coming from factories in the developing industries of Birmingham and other growing cities.

These two images show beautiful detailing including wonderful Regen...

A pelisse was originally a short fur lined or fur trimmed military jacket. In the early 19th century the name became applied also to a fashionable style of woman's coat.

The origins of the pelisse:

"...The style of uniform incorporating the pelisse originated with the Hu...

Last Wednesday I heard I'd been awarded an Arts Council grant. After a year of preparation and proposals and a few very tense few weeks waiting, I have the say so to begin. Thanks is also due to The Textile Society who have awarded me a Professional development award r...

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