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Medea's Dress: Making Blood and Mud

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Rosie MacCurrach, Dyer and Textile Artist demonstrates the dyeing of Medea's dress, for the 2014 production ...

As with all fabric manipulation, we can't afford to be afraid. We must make bold marks on the costume; even if it is fragile, clean and ever so white. Therefore, never be afraid to make sample swatches out of scrap same-fabric as the costume. Try not to give into the feeling of rushing the work; it takes concentration and a good eye, but you'll always get it in the end. Trudge on, fellow breakdown artists and fabric painters ...

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The Costumer's Notebook,

The book The Costumer's Notebook is a 295 page comprehensive handbook for Costumers for stage and film including a full Glossary of stage and film industry terms. Sections include methods and tricks for laundry, dyeing, breakdown, Dresser guidelines and protocols for Stage or Film and various size charts for men and women from shoes to gloves. Other Sections include diagrams showing How to Iron A Shirt, How to Tie a Tie and How to Tie a Bow Tie. Costume fittings, costume lay out and costume storage are also discussed.