Tips & Tricks (258)

Not just for kids!

Monday, 05 June 2017 10:12

Trying a Handheld Sewing Machine

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I love sewing gadgets and the hand-held sewing machine stirred my curiosity too, but I didn't buy one. This is delightful, and thanks for trying it out for us!
Lauren Stowell created her company American Duchess to share creative, historical costume-making with interested people. Historical shoes proved to be hard to find, but let's hear it from her ... 
Monday, 23 January 2017 13:52

tapestry wash at Hampton Court Palace

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See through the eyes of the textile conservators as they wash the 17th century Mortlake tapestry ‘February’ in a wash bath built specifically for our largest tapestries at Hampton Court Palace. The tapestries are cleaned using de-ionised (soft) water and a special detergent mixture. Now, that's some hand-washing tub ...
So, if the Oscar Awards show happens live ....when does the crew get to rehearse? Tune in to this video ...
Monday, 23 January 2017 13:08

Comparing Rit Dye & Dylon Dye

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Let's compare and contrast Rit liquid dye and Dylon fiber reactive dye.
Monday, 05 June 2017 09:15

Alberta Ballet 50th Anniversary Video

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Happy Anniversary to The Alberta Ballet! I worked as a dresser for the ballet when they performed at the University of Lethbridge, in 1983. I was thrilled to work professionally with the company in 1994, as Tour Mistress. It's a joy to see the company so strong today, continuing on it's amazing path ... enjoy
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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.