Historical Interpretation and Early Modern Tailoring
For over a decade I have tirelessly studied the clothing and daily life of Early Modern people; the people who would come to sow the seeds of America and those in Europe they left behind. The late sixteenth through mid-seventeenth centuries have always fascinated me with their heady mix of old and new; blossoming discovery and steadfast mysticism each in their part ingrained in the everyday as our collective ancestors raced towards the present. On this page, you will find some selected images of my explorations into historical handcrafts with an emphasis on tailoring and the construction of clothes. These interpretations are based on exhaustive research using primary sources, and in almost all cases were made entirely by hand using approximations of techniques, processes, and materials known in the period. Click the black and white print below to take you to the Facebook page for Old England Grown New an educational project I founded on the subject.
Details of Dress
Displays, Events, and Working With The Public
Stained Cloth Paintings
A handful of wall paintings executed on canvas built on the tradition of staining or painting cloth for home decoration in the Early Modern world.