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by tailordrews
Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Thread - advice needed, please!
Replies: 22
Views: 5648

linen thread for shirts

Hi, I am late again, but have 2 pence worth of the topic. I make very fine linen shirts for myself for 18th century reenacting. I wanted the finest linen i could get, and imported from Rotterdam a very (expensive ) and fine hankerchief weight linen. For this shirt i used 120/2 linen thread. Such thr...
by tailordrews
Wed Nov 09, 2005 9:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C18th lace
Replies: 19
Views: 4674

18th century lace

Hi, i didnt follow all the questions you had asked. If you really want genuine period lace, i am sure that there are a lot of english laces made like the famous brussels laces. In Denmark there was import prohibitions of flander laces to protect the danish lace makers. Iam sure you had the same thin...
by tailordrews
Tue Nov 08, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Age-Old question
Replies: 32
Views: 6507

Hello Alice the Huswyf! You know hus is the word for house in Denmark? But thats another story. I found your forum today, and i just love it here, what a great job the masters have made for us, its like a candy store with all those reenactors for all the history period. I live as you know in Denmar...
by tailordrews
Tue Nov 08, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 12678

phraises of my embroidery

Dear Heloise, ah the name reminds me of a novel written by Isak Dinesen also known as Karen Blixen. She wrote a novel called Heloise. Back to topics, thanks a lot for your lovely words, winkie winkie! It always pleases to me that people like what i do. I guess it always shows when you use all your ...
by tailordrews
Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Age-Old question
Replies: 32
Views: 6507

handstitching

Hi, I must admit, that i do as much as possible by hand, but when it comes to invisible seams, i do use my machine. I went as far as to sew in all the thread ends of the bonechannels for corsets. You cant sew back and force on a machine, it will show. And my corsets, the fully boned ones, have yards...
by tailordrews
Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C18th lace
Replies: 19
Views: 4674

bobbin lace

Hi, I was taught by Baumeister Jonker who taught me to make Chantilly Lace, that the first written source for bobbin lace is a letter of the Borghese family in Italy written in 1497. The lace was made with 8 pairs of bobbins. Baumeister Jonker is a very clever lace teacher. I was so fortunate to hav...
by tailordrews
Tue Nov 08, 2005 2:41 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 12678

newby Denmark call

Hello all, I just joined this forum, i am pleased to find you. I am a guy just turned 50 and i love 18th century clothing. For many years, since i graduated from The danish Design School in 1976 i have ben studying and learning how to make 18th century clothes. I love to embroider by hand on my cos...