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18cNewEnglandLife Clothing & Accoutrements Glossary of Textile Terms Baize, Bays A coarse woolen stuff, having a long nap, formally, when made of finer and lighter texture, used as material for clothing. First introduced into England about 1561. (2) Barras .
See copyright notice below regarding copying any text from this glossary The purpose of this page is twofold: First, to define vocabulary—to define 18th c. words which are now unfamiliar, and to correctly define non-18th century words which are frequently misused with respect to the 18th century (compare 18th c. equipage to non-18th c. chatelaine ). Second, to illustrate the particular form of the objects these words referred to (see bonnet and fan ) and/or how the objects were used (see pin ). The focus of this page is costume of Britain and British-influenced areas (such as its American colonies), with a lesser focus on France and New France, and occasional other examples where British or French examples are lacking.
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18cNewEnglandLife Clothing & Accoutrements What do we know of New England caps? We can research caps through paintings and drawings, newspaper ads and runaway ads and the occasional written tidbit of a description. Extant examples of 19 th century caps exist in numbers but seldom those from the 18 th century.
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Next up from my weekend in Williamsburg : mitts!! I've always wanted a very pretty pair of mitts, but I could only find wool/linen mitts that were cut too big or too small. This way, I got to make a fancy set of mitts fit to me. Here's an example of 18 th century mitts (the painting is called the Lady with the Veil).
This directory lists online collections of extant (ie surviving) historical costume, generally in museums.
On Sunday I attended the Greater Bay Area Costumers Guild’s Let Them Drink Wine , an 18th century picnic and wine tasting and Chateau St.
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by Ed Crews Tailor Mark Hutter, left, and apprentice Neal Hurst, right, measure interpreter Christina Diffel for stays at their new shop at the Peyton Randolph House on Nicholson Street. Most colonial Americans bought their clothes.
American gentleman's silk jacket, 1830s-1840s.
Welcome to Christina Dettmers Historical Clothing!
The history of knitting is mostly a big mystery, guessed at from fragments kept in museums around the world.
These books are not specifically costume oriented. I would rather call them special interest but still have some great references to fashion at the time. Particularly Mirror of Graces, which was written by A Lady after her friends pressed her to share her knowledge that made her so elegant and refined.