Monday, 15 September 2008

Embroiderer's Guild meeting.

Tonight at our meeting we had a very entertaining and amusing talk from Lee Ault. Lee is a costume historian, the curator of the Dickens House Museum in Broadstairs, Kent and is reputed to own the largest private collection of historiacl costumes in the country. Lee arrived at our talk in full Victorian dress followed by her husband carrying a very large trunk. Her talk, 'The Caged Lady', gave us an insight into the many garments that a well-dressed lady would wear. Lee also bought along some of the many accessories, fans, parasol's, calling card cases, purses to name just a few. I am so glad that we don't have to wear clothes like this nowadays-to iron just your petticoats, would take 6 hours!!!!!!

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