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The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: a review

Have you ever wanted to dress like a gorgeous Georgian? Well, now help is at hand in the form of the The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking by Lauren Stowell and Abby Cox. It is released here in the UK on 13th December 2017, just in time...
From: All Things Georgian on 12 Dec 2017

Visions of “Piers Plowman” in the 18th Century

The best thing about having a Robin Hood theme for this blog is that it allows me to legitimately write about both crime and medievalism (medievalism, as opposed to medieval studies, examines how the medieval period has been represented by authors, artists,...

Simplicity 8578 and 8579 - TWO new 18th Century Patterns!

Ladies, we are SO excited to finally announce two new 18th century American Duchess patterns from Simplicity!Simplicity 8578 is the Robe a la Francaise (Sacque) and petticoat and Simplicity 8579 is the underpinnings to go with it - shift, stays, and side...

D’Éon vs Rousseau: Gender, slavery and the unique self

Portrait of Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d’Éon de Beaumont by Thomas Stewart (1792), at the National Portrait Gallery. Virtually everything about the Chevalier d’Éon’s life was extraordinary....
From: Voltaire Foundation on 8 Dec 2017

Lubaina Himid Wins the 2017 Turner Prize

◊  ◊  ◊  ◊  ◊ Lubaina Himid, this year’s Turner Prize winner, engages various themes relevant to the eighteenth century—from porcelain to slavery to Hogarth—within the larger context of African...
From: Enfilade on 7 Dec 2017

Stitching Up History

http://stitchinguphistory.blogspot.com.au/2011/07/hand-sewing-my-wool-strap-dress.html
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Dec 2017

61ST ANNUAL GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN HIGHLAND GAMES & GATHERING OF THE CLANS 2017

https://ub.fitness/61st-annual-grandfather-mountain-highland-games-gathering-of-the-clans-2017 What a great image, love it!More Information Here: http://www.gmhg.org/homepage.shtml
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 2 Dec 2017

18th Century Priest Hides Message in a Wooden Statue.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/handwritten-18th-century-note-hidden-11613078 I hope someone publishes a translation of these pages.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Nov 2017

Colonel Holcroft Blood's Ordnance

Couldn't mention Holcroft Blood without mentioning the unit based on him for the late 17th early 18thc.
From: Wars of Louis Quatorze on 27 Nov 2017

Lines on the Birthday of Dr Swift

Jonathan Swift, by Charles Jervas, 1710. It is my birthday this week. People have already started celebrating. Because for the last 350 years I have been vexing the world, they still gather to talk about me, to talk about my books. They write books about...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 27 Nov 2017

Early Frock Versus Revolutionary War Hunting Frock.

http://neclhg.freeforums.net/thread/127/early-frock-revolutionary-war-hunting?page=1&scrollTo=224
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 27 Nov 2017

South Australian researchers use 3D technology to uncover secrets of 17th and 18th century model ships

A replica of the 17th century Dutch trading ship the Batavia. Picture: Chris Pavlich. http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/south-australian-researchers-use-3d-technology-to-uncover-secrets-of-17th-and-18th-century-model-ships/news-story/87289f91755c5ae413269c796256a743
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 25 Nov 2017

When Marmalade was Medicinal.

I must admit to a guilty pleasure – hot buttered toast with a (very!) thick covering of marmalade. Worse than that, I’m even fussy; it absolutely has to be a certain brand, and a particular type…none of your weedy shredless stuff for...
From: DrAlun on 22 Nov 2017

BOOK RELEASE: The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking

Today's the big day! Our book, The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking: How to Handsew Georgian Gowns and Wear The with Style has officially been released! While you can buy the book on any major book retailer, we do also have copies...

The American Duchess Guide to 18th Century Dressmaking Spotlight + Book Giveaway!

Not long after I started blogging here I came across Lauren Stowell's blog on historical costuming. A long time follower, I was delighted to learn that Lauren, teamed up with Abby Cox, has recently published a book on 18th-century dressmaking.  Let's...

Give us our Daily Bread

Bread, a staple of part of the diet today as much as it was in the Georgian era. Hardly something controversial or so you would think. Kitchen Interior with Still Life by Samuel Smith; Bury Art MuseumIn 1757 the weight of a penny loaf was set to reflect...
From: All Things Georgian on 21 Nov 2017

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