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Links to Other Sites of Interest -
FOTRT (Friends of The Renaissance
Yes! It's true! I have friends! And they are some very
More friends later...
This is a link to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Many
beautiful portraits, some clothing, and other artifacts...
The Collections section contains a great search engine.http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/
This is Drea Lead's Monster Elizabethan site...'nuff said.
The Costumer's Manifesto. All kinds of different pages
with all kinds of different information and lots of pictures
and links. http://www.costumes.org
Pattern Sites -
I learned how to make lucet cord from this site. Excellent
directions and very inspirational: http://www.duke.edu/~scg3/string.html
The Milanese Tailor's Handbook. In period illustrations,
clothing, horse, and accessory patterns... all with an Italian
This is a beautiful site which does Spain during the 12th
- 15th Century. In Spanish but still well worth it. http://www.historiaviva.org/vestimenta/.
Yurts by Rainier.
I know it's not exactly Elizabethan but Yurts have been
around for centuries and are still used today in Mongolia
and other parts of Asia. The design has remained virtually
unchanged in all that time. This particular site focuses
on beautifully constructed, high end yurts that have practical
applications for permanent use.
The Balkans and Caucasoids:
The Middle East:
Max Tilke's Oriental Costumes. Not everything is in the
time period but can be used as an ancillary source and the
illustrations are excellent for showing seams and seam placement:
The National Clothing of the Mongolian People's Republic.
Not within the time period but the site can be used for
extrapolation purposes and contains gorgeous illustrations
of Mongolian clothing: http://www.ibelgique.com/mongolia///ncmpr/ncmpr.htm
(Update 2/10/04 - This site is down.)
Online Fabric Stores -
Listing these stores in no way endorses them or implies any
sort of guarantee of service. I've had good luck with them
but your experience may vary. Caveat emptor...
(aka Phoenix Textiles).
| Rating: Excellent.
Upgraded from: Ok.
UPDATE 1/13/05: These folks are
rapidly becoming my favorite fabric store. They seem
to have addressed the customer service problems that
I had with them in 2002 and are now extremely responsive
and have a great inventory as well as great prices.
Online Book Stores -
Can't find those pesky out-of-print books? Try these shops,
all of which I have had excellent luck with. Again, the listing
of these stores in no way endorses them or implies any sort
of guarantee of service. Caveat emptor...