Category Archives: Kentwell 1578

Making Tudor Clothes Year 3 [Kentwell 1578] 2014

In full swing for another year at Kentwell. This year I have a third daughter – provisionally called Anne – who I am making clothes for. DD1 fits into all her clothes, as does DD2. Here is my making list … Continue reading

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Red Petticoate Bodies [Kentwell 1578]

the wills of the tudor ties show that rd was a good colour for a petticoat! the term kirtle and petticoat are variously synonymous and confusing to non historical textile specialists! However, a bodied petticoat can be of all wool … Continue reading

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Girls Waistcoat [Kentwell 1578]

So, our foster daughter has her petticoate bodies, and is very happy with it. However, she does need to have sleeves to put over when not working, and if gentry should pass by. the prefered Kentwell option at this time … Continue reading

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Kentwell 1578 Costumes Approved

Sign off pictures: we are nearly all signed off and approved for Kentwell 2014 – 1578 . DH There is currently no change from last year. no new items and no adjustments. He is signed off in this. However, if … Continue reading

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man’s plain doublet [Kentwell 1578]

Of course, there is always that last sewing job to be done in a complete rush before Kentwell. This was made every evening in the fortnight leading up to Kentwell and approved on site – this is a bit of … Continue reading

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Kentwell 1578

I am Goodwife Ellen Gardiner, usually living in Lower Melford. My dear goodman Kit is a builder and has work at Melford Hall this year so, having some knowledged of dyestuffs I am working with the dyers at the hall … Continue reading

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