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Site updates – new galleries and research

Greetings all, Over the last couple of weeks this page has been updated. I have added new images to 15th and 16th century galleries. I have also created a new gallery which contains images used in my French hood research. … Continue reading

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Updated French hood notes – for class at GNW

Here is a copy of the handout for my French hood class to be given at GNW. I will only have a limited number of colour copies available, so please feel free to print a copy for yourselves and bring … Continue reading

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French “cross-over” 16th century peasant dress

Prior to some camping events last year I set out to make a 16th century French outfit that was comfortable to wear and easy to get in or out of. The outfit was based on this image: There are other … Continue reading

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French hood collegium paper

This is the paper I have prepared for a collegium on French hoods that I will be giving at Rowany Festival. It is the first stage of my mega¬† French hood write-up. The French Hood – what it is and … Continue reading

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Updated Overview of 16th century French dress

An updated overview is now complete – it now covers the entire 16th century. It can be downloaded here: An exploration of 16th century French dress March 2012. Please be aware that the file is about 12MB in size.

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Overview of French dress in the first three quarters of sixteenth century

This is a copy of a paper that I gave at a Collegium recently. It gives an overview of styles and various elements of French dress in the first three quarters of 16th century. An overview of the last quarter … Continue reading

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Net partlets in French 16th century dress

Throughout the 16th century, there are many French portraits which show partlets consisting either of a net shape layer of beads/pearls over a layer of cloth or just net partlets or some which look like the fabric may have been … Continue reading

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