Costuming and Research Links
Le Poulet Gauche. A great site regarding life in a tavern in 16th Century France.
Historic Cities. A most excellent site, which features the Civitatis Orbis Terrarum, the great city atlas, edited in 1572 by Georg Braun and largely engraved by Franz Hogenberg. This work includes bird-eye views and map views of cities from all over the world, many of them with miniatures of people attired in the costume of their region.
Ninya Mikhaila Historical Costumier. One of the people who sets the standard, and home of the Tudor Tailor as well.
Extreme Costuming Mistress Isobel Beddingfield's excellent webpage. Great articles, samples of her absolutely stunning work, and headquarters of the Attack Laurel Academy.
The Elizabethan Costuming Page Drea Leed's mega-costuming webpage.
Kate's Corner Cathy Snell's page. An excellent resource. From cloth and wrapped buttons to gloves to haberdashery. Worth visiting.
Melanie Schuessler's Costuming and Research Webpage.
Elizabethan Mafia Roslind Delamere's Costuming and Fencing Page.
A Festive Attyre Jen Thompson's nifty costuming page.
Alina's Wardrobe Alina Silverthorne's wonderful page. Neat articles on costuming, 16th C. medicine, and other stuff.
The Realm of Venus The Venetian costuming page of Donna Bella Lucia da Verona. Other than French, Italian costuming is my other passion.
La Saya Española Images and Information concerning late 16th Century Spanish Court dress for women
Mesterinde Karen Larsdatter Mistress Karen's resource webpage. All sorts of goodies, including the list of New Year's Gifts to Queen Elizabeth I from the Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth.
An Elizabethan Shirt Pattern By Mistress Grace Gamble. The best, most period, and most user-friendly shirt/chemise pattern out there, IMHO.
Lady Arrienne Lenorra Ashford: Marie Shorn's excellent page on needle lace.
In Prayse of the Needle Jane Stockton's embroidery page.
Instructions for Cloth Buttons by Mistress Dunstana Talana the Violet.
Notes on Gloves and Glovemaking in the 16th Century An online article from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
Violante's Glove Diary Doña Violante de San Sebastian made a beautiful glove for me, on occasion of my elevation to the Order of the Laurel. It is a great resource, and a labor of glove.
The Glove Website Francesca V. Havas ubercool glove page. Lots of good information.
Living Dolls by Yazana C. Croizat, a terrific article on Renaissance dolls, as published in Renaissance Quarterly, the Johns Hopkins University renaissance studies magazine. Here is also the version on PDF format.
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