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We are about to embark on another adventure, this time examining a late 18th Century dress that appears to have been in the process of alteration, when it was stored away for around 220 years. 

The dress, shown above, has no horrid different colour sti...

Introduction

When I re-launched my website, I explained that, having examined many items of 18th Century clothing over the last few years, I am now searching for pieces that are very difficult to find. On my budget, this isn't easy!

I have a wish-list, which sometimes de...

Can there be anything in this World as breathtaking as an ancient English bluebell wood?

 

Blue is the most glorious of colours. Every Century of fabric designers had their own version of blue, all beautiful in their own right  ....

 

VICTORIAN BLUE SILK GOW...

April 23, 2016

Well, my goodness! After months and months of grumbling and yearning for my old website, gremlins and fraught daughters, I am beginning to enjoy this new format!

AND! I have never had a blog before! Crikey!

These days, I am trying to explore clothing and textiles that I...

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