Research & Production

making - sketching - looking - thinking

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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

Ok, so these garments aren't currently hidden from public view which is why I'm posting the images here rather than on The Hidden Wardrobe but The National Army Museum, Chelsea, London is a museum I hadn't heard of before I began this research and I wonder if that is m...

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...

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...

Last month I visited The Fan Museum in Greenwich for the very first time.

I went along with period costume creator/collector Stephanie Selmayr and we were extremely fortunate to have a private tour conducted by Art Historian and secretary of The Fan Circle International...

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