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clothing for Robert Campin's portrait subjects

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:23 am
by Jack Campin
These two:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... in_013.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Cate ... in_012.jpg

It seems rather likely that Robert Campin was a relative of mine (I think of him as Umpty-Greats-Grandpa Bob). Thinking of going with my wife to the Mediaeval Music in the Dales event. In which case this is the obvious image (though neither of us looks much like the subjects). My wife is extremely skilled at modern sewing but hasn't done much historical stuff. Where should we look for resources on reconstructing this couple's clothes?

Re: clothing for Robert Campin's portrait subjects

Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:47 pm
by Colin Middleton
The book "The Medieval Tailors Assistant" is the go to hand-book for recreating Medieval clothing. The author, Sarah Thursfield also runs 'workroom days' when she can help you get started on something like this. Contact her through her website http://www.sarathursfield.com if you're interested.