Occasional posts involving fashion history, libraries and/or other intriguing finds

  • Practicing Medieval Embroidery

    March 6, 2022 by

    In spring 2021, I took a fabulous Medieval Fashion short course online through the University of Glasgow. For my final project, I tried my hand at creating an embroidery piece inspired by extant medieval embroidery examples. From the gorgeous V&A book, Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery, I selected a photo of a surviving… Read more

  • Book Review – Fashion Crimes: Dressing for Deviance

    May 20, 2021 by

    Featured in the The Journal of Dress History, Volume 5, Issue 2, Early Summer 2021. “When a crime is reported, is it significant that clothing is often referred to in identifying the perpetrators or victims? Edited by Joanne Turney, Fashion Crimes: Dressing for Deviance consists of fourteen essays examining how items of clothing can become… Read more

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