Tag Archives: Silk

Where do handbags go to die?

My mother gave me this purse the other day; she has had it since she was a child, when she was given it to play with by her mother. All children play at being grown ups (silly things) Cooking, cleaning … Continue reading

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The finished WW1 Trench Coat!

The trench coat is finished and on display at Whitchurch Silk Mill, here are a few pictures I managed to take before it had to be shipped, my husband very kindly agreed to model.

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Almost every man looks more so in a belted trench coat

“Almost every man looks more so in a belted Trench coat” Sydney J Harris This is my second post on the trench coat I am currently making for Whitchurch Silk Mill. The design is complete and the fabric and notions … Continue reading

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“The best sporting weather proof that the world has yet seen or is ever likely to see”

Sometimes I get projects that are simple, client A wants costume X, I make costume X and everyone is happy. Simple.   Sometimes however I get the chance to work on much more complex projects, projects that require research, thinking, … Continue reading

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“There is nothing in this world so bright and delicate”

“There is nothing in this world so bright and delicate”   Bodice – Keats room Keats made lots of references to Fanny as bright   “I want a brighter word then bright”   “you dazzled me. There is nothing in … Continue reading

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“Ever yours affectionately my dearest John Keats”

“Ever yours affectionately my dearest John Keats”   Corset and ribbons/letters – Fanny’s room   On the chaise lounge in Fanny’s room is a corset from 1800 with a solid wooden busk The ribbons express Fanny’s interest in fashion, Ribbons … Continue reading

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