Friday, September 15, 2006

The Tudor Tailors



I ventured out to Sudley Castle which was where Katherine Parr, the final wife of Henry the VIII lived after his death. (the photo above is just of the gatehouse!) It is about 20 minutes from where I am living and I read there was a program on Tudor clothing. I was not disappointed. Ninya Mikhaila, and Jean Malcolm-Davie wrote a book called the Tudor Tailer and do and excellant presentation!

They cover everything from what fabrics are used, how they were constructed, to how they were put on (hint...lots and lots of pins!) Thre were lots of example of other Tudor clothing on display. The gardens were a bit past their prime but nice to walk through anyways. It was definately worth the trip up the road even though I got lost for hours on some very small back roads! I'll chock that up as driving practice

I visited one of the local quilting shops yesterday. It is very nice and will help with the quilting loneliness! Even to do email/blog now I have to go to a local pub so for each post think 1 pint of ale! I can't post too much too often!

10 comments:

anne bebbington said...

Well not and drive up those windy country lanes as well anyway :o) Sudely Castle IS glorious and on your doorstep - if your DH is any way into trains there is a lovely little museum on the main road through Winchcombe with lots of hands on bits and pieces like signals to change etc our kids (big and small) loved it. Glad you're getting to find your way about - you'll soon be used to those little lanes and wonder what all the fuss was about :o)

Rae said...

I love your sharing your adventures. Sorry you are so lonesome for us quilty friends.

Patti said...

What a wonderful presentation that you got to see. I can tell you are going to soak up every bit of history you can while you are there - good for you! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity.

ForestJane said...

Beautiful pictures, I love to look at castles. I'm glad you found a quilting store and some fabric too!

Judy said...

Wow I love to see thes ebig houses over there!

Karen said...

Oh, I wish we could have all been looking over your shoulder at the Tudor Tailor presentation. Never heard of Sudley Castle; it looks so pretty.

Tonya R said...

Lots of pins? Ouch. No wonder they needed help dressing.

thank you for making the sacrifice and drinking beer just so that you can blog for us. You know, they do sell half pints....

ForestJane said...

I think if you have to drink a pint of ale for every post, your posts are suddenly going to be both funnier and have a lot more miskspellingks... lol

Penny said...

I'm reminded that my history A level (taken by school-leavers) included a section on Tudor clothing.

Dorothee said...

Hi there, welcome to the UK! I think you'll find the UK quilting scene quite vivid compared to many other European countries. If you have a hard time finding folk, try the City and Guild or Adult Education courses. I took my quilting classes through AE and some class mates were doing C & G level courses and exhibitions. Classes are approx 2GBP per lesson, ultra cheap!