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Sunday, 18 June 2017 17:47

Frankie Lynn Shoes

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 These are made with wine red velvet and hand sewn, felt holly leaves. Frankie Lynn decided to make both a flat pair and a heeled pair. 

This paper, "The Lengberg Finds: Remnants of the Lost 15th Century Tailoring Revolution" was presented on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at NESAT XIII, by Rachel Case, Marion McNealy and Beatrix Nutz. Some pieces of clothing have survived, and it's amazing to see these treasures . The presenters would like to thank the NESAT board for allowing them to put it on YouTube.

Broadway's CATS is touring again, here's a peek at just one amazing character cat ...

Colonial Williamsburg weaver Max Hamrick shows us several examples of herbs and the colors they can create. The original colonists learned how to use herbs to dye material; handing down the the18th-century recipes, which are still used today -- all safe enough to drink.

Sunday, 18 June 2017 16:35

Anastasia on Broadway

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Based on the 1997 animated film, Anastasia comes to Broadway with a new score from the Tony-winning team behind Ragtime, Once On This Island and Seussical—Ahrens and Flaherty—along with the film’s classic songs, including the Oscar-nominated “Journey to the Past.” The costumes are gorgeous ...

Monday, 05 June 2017 10:59

Laser Cutting and Engraving on fabric

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Laser cutting allows designers to make custom pattern designs and as this video explains, the patterns are not that difficult to make. However, you may need to get a laser cutting service to do the laser work a laser cutter is very expensive. This process takes time, and patience - not for the faint of heart ... 

Designer Diana Eng shows us some samples from her Laser Lace collection. By using a laser etcher on fabric she creates intricate lace designs inspired by nature ...

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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.