A Quiet Week In The House
This year marks our son's thirteenth birthday. To celebrate we are giving him a new name (Liev) and removing personal identifiers from this site. Liev's privacy and personhood are paramount. I blog privately elsewhere to satisfy my writing itch and will share after this site has been revised. Cheers!
18th Century Costume Archives: Embroidered Dutch Wedding Gown
Excepting the Rijksmuseum's inelegant head covering, which frankly detracts from the presentation, this example of a Dutch wedding gown is a masterpiece of embroidery. The motif, relieved by a restrained bodice and plain sleeves, summons the look of a sartorial garden wherein 17th century fabric--ribbonesque mustard scrollwork, flowers ranging from carmine to blush to blue, all on a backdrop of the…
How to make a XVIII century pannier
How to make a XVIII century pannier SUBMITTED BY: AUADB “ (first of all, sorry for grammatical mistakes. English isn’t my first language :D) Sometimes characters wear huge skirts, and when a common...
Arts populaires et objets de curiosité Annecy
Sophie Sesmat, expert en art populaire et objets de curiosité vous fait découvrir ou redécouvrir une multitude d'objet parfois oubliés ou remisés dans les greniers.
Chintz in the Fries museum – How chintz was worn
My second post about the exhibition ‘Sits – katoen in bloei’ (Chintz – cotton in bloom) in the Fries Museum! My first post was about color and patterns, and before that I wr…