[Darkwood-SCA] Tudor garb workshop

Christophe d'Avignon christophe at games.sca.org
Mon Apr 16 22:27:26 PDT 2007

Forwarded to me from the Vinhold list. This sounds cool!!!
- Christophe

Vallejo Music Theatre presents a book signing and historic costume
workshops by the authors of "Tudor Tailor".
Date: June 9, 2007
Time: 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Place: Vallejo Music Theatre, 823 Marin St, Vallejo, CA 94590

Single workshop ticket $35.00, all day ticket $60.00. Tickets include
morning coffee, a tea / light lunch between the two presentations and
a dessert tea following the 2nd presentation. Copies of the book
"Tudor Tailor" and patterns by the authors will be available for
purchase and signing.

For tickets call 707-649-2787 or email info at vallejomusictheatre.org


Thank you,
Lynn L Combs, Board Member and sponsor

Saturday, June 9th, 2007 Vallejo Music Theatre will present a book
signing and historic costume workshops by the authors of The Tudor
Tailor. The two presentations on 16th century clothing will be held at
823 Marin St in Vallejo. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and the first
session "The Tudor Wardrobe" will begin at 10:30 a.m.; the second
session, "Tudor Hair, Hats and Headdresses", will begin at 2:30 p.m.

At the end of each session there will be a "meet the authors" and book
signing; tea and refreshments will be served as well.

Tickets are available for either the morning session, afternoon
session or both. Admission for a single session is $35.00; an all-day
admission is $60.00. Refreshments are included. For more information
and reservations call Vallejo Music Theatre at 707.649.2787. Seating
is limited.

Session I - The Tudor Wardrobe
The book The Tudor Tailor ($40) and full-scaled patterns (for men and
women), many styles, shapes and sizes of garments and headwear will be
available (cash and cheques only). Join The Tudor Tailor for a lively
look inside the clothes presses of ordinary and middle class people in
16th century England. Discover what evidence there is for their
clothes, where their garments came from, and how they were made and
maintained. This dressing demonstration compares and contrasts
everyday wear with Sunday best and explains other clothing conventions
of Tudor society. It also discusses some of the challenges of
recreating historic dress for 21st century wear.

Session II - Tudor Hair, Hats and Headdresses
Join authors Ninya Mikhaila and Jane Malcolm-Davies as they share the
secrets of constructing convincing Tudor headwear that is comfortable
and stays firmly is place! This practical session will include
opportunities to handle reconstructed hats and headdresses as well as
trying out Tudor hairstyling. Ladies attending are asked to bring one
yard square of linen (hemmed, if possible). This presentation will be
followed by tea and a second book signing (with sales) for those
unable to attend the morning session.

Biographies of the Authors

Jane Malcolm-Davies (author) is director of JMD&Co, a live
interpretation consultancy. She managed costumed interpretation at
Hampton Court Palace from 1992 to 2004 and was lecturer in leisure
management at the University of Surrey until 2005, where she gained
her doctorate through research into the educational benefits of
costumed interpretation. Her current work includes training
front-of-house staff for historic properties (including Buckingham
Palace). Jane also undertakes interpretation, evaluation and other
visitor studies for heritage organizations such as The National Trust
and Historic Scotland - www.jmdandco.com.

Ninya Mikhaila (author) has been making reproduction historical
costumes since 1988. She established her business in 1994 after
gaining a Higher National Diploma in Costume Interpretation at the
London College of Fashion. She has been the principal maker for JMD&Co
since then. Her other clients include The Royal Armouries, Historic
Royal Palaces, The National Trust, English Heritage, The Public
Records Office and Gainsborough's House - www.ninyamikhaila.com.

Comments from Amazon.com
The Tudor Tailor - reconstructing 16th century dress (Batsford, 2006)
* 160 pages; * 80 historical illustrations, many in colour; * Over 100
specially commissioned line drawings; * 36 patterns with full
step-by-step instructions and photographs showing finished garments
worn by real people.
The first four chapters provide a social history of clothes in the
16th century, drawing on the latest research and primary sources such
as ordinary people's wills and surviving royal records. There is
discussion of the materials used, people's financial and social
relationships with their clothes, and the changes in dress from birth
to death. There is as much emphasis on the clothes of ordinary people
as there is on high fashion. There is also general advice on choosing
materials, construction methods, and an insight into the Tudor
tailor's sewing kit.
Synopsis (from Amazon.com)
A valuable source book for costume designers, dressmakers and those
involved in historical reenactments, this book contains all the
information you need to create authentic clothes from the Tudor
period. Computer-generated, historically accurate patterns enable one
to make a wide range of garments, such as doublets, hose, bodices,
skirts, hats and headdresses - even underwear. There are also plenty
of ideas for decoration and embellishment such as ruffs, cuffs,
collars, embroidery and other surface decoration. The full range of
Tudor society is represented, including lower- and middle-class
clothing as well as the more sumptuous costumes from the courts of
Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. In addition to the patterns, there are
detailed drawings of each costume and information about historical
context, including original paintings and source material.

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