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by agesofelegance
Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Craft Shop leeds
Replies: 0
Views: 766

Craft Shop leeds

the social enterprise I run has had an independent shop in Leeds for the last year, at the back of the Merrion Centre, selling work by local artists, makers etc. We've recently been offered one in The Light, it's huge and we can fit lots more folks in. Response has been great but we'd love more hand...
by agesofelegance
Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Craft Network leeds
Replies: 0
Views: 491

Craft Network leeds

Fabrication Crafts, the social enterprise I also run has just set up the The Leeds Fashion and Craft Network to help support micro crafts businesses. feel free to join here https://www.facebook.com/LeedsFashionandCraftNetwork, It doesn't matter what craft you do, modern, traditional or historical bu...
by agesofelegance
Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Make a Napoleonic Shako
Replies: 4
Views: 3011

Re: Make a Napoleonic Shako

we're now running another class on 22nd-23rd October :D
by agesofelegance
Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Make a Napoleonic Shako
Replies: 4
Views: 3011

Re: Make a Napoleonic Shako

if you don't mind that would be great thanks :)
by agesofelegance
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:49 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Make a Napoleonic Shako
Replies: 4
Views: 3011

Make a Napoleonic Shako

April 16th &17th Historical Military Headdress Blocking and Construction Class run by Andrew Clark of Military Metalwork 2 day intensive course looking at all aspects of leather and felt headdress construction. Although concentrating on 18th and 19th century military head dress this class would ...
by agesofelegance
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Dark Ages Embroidery Class
Replies: 0
Views: 984

Dark Ages Embroidery Class

March 26th 10.30-4.30 Dark Age Embroidery Class - Beginners Have you ever wanted to produce your own Bayeux tapestry or Mammen embroidered cloak? Let’s get you started. In this one day class we will be examining embroidery imagery and technique in dark age Britain and Europe, looking especially at t...
by agesofelegance
Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume Clinic and sewing/craft classes
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Re: Costume Clinic and sewing/craft classes

we're running a Dark Age Embroidery class on March 26th 10.30-4.30 Dark Age Embroidery Class - Beginners Have you ever wanted to produce your own Bayeux tapestry or Mammen embroidered cloak? Let’s get you started. In this one day class we will be examining embroidery imagery and technique in dark ag...
by agesofelegance
Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How much?
Replies: 10
Views: 1514

Re: How much?

Melton is in fact a cloth made in melton and can also have a cotton rather than a wool warp. The dictionary definition is 'Melton cloth Melton Mowbray is home to Melton cloth (first mentioned in 1823), which is the familiar tight-woven woollen cloth which is heavily milled, and a nap raised so as to...
by agesofelegance
Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:43 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How much?
Replies: 10
Views: 1514

Re: How much?

also meant to say even a tiny amount will compromise the safety aspect of wool so it can't be worn safely around fire or gunpowder, so is unfit for purpose
by agesofelegance
Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pricing a costume workshop?
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Pricing a costume workshop?

I'm doing a lot of these atm and was guided by some of the tutors who've come in and worked for me. So it seems the going rate for any kind of workshop these days is approx £30ph or £150-£200 a day + materials and you can add expenses into that That's roughly what my outreach tutors charge me and I ...
by agesofelegance
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How much?
Replies: 10
Views: 1514

Re: How much?

about 10% will show, however it is still possible to burn or test seams to check if someone is suspicious, even if the garment is made up. To clarify what Neib said, it is in fact illegal to label something100% if it isn't, although the law does allow for inadvertant fibre mixing during the manufact...
by agesofelegance
Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:36 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Vintage Hair and Make Up Classes
Replies: 0
Views: 782

Vintage Hair and Make Up Classes

Join burlesque bombshell Anna Fur Laxis for a vintage hair and make up session. The workshop content will be tailored to the ladies who are attending and what they would like to go over, but in the main it will cover how she does her hair and make up - using hot rollers, hot sticks and curling tongs...
by agesofelegance
Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Regency dressmaking class
Replies: 0
Views: 954

Regency dressmaking class

we've a number of new classes running this term at our studios but. We also have a monthly costume clinic where you can come along and ask for help, fittings etc Make a Regency Dress March 13th/14th 10.30am-4.30pm each day Learn how to cut, sew and finish a regency style dress You will learn how to ...
by agesofelegance
Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Regency dressmaking class
Replies: 2
Views: 876

Re: Regency dressmaking class

this class will be running again on the 13th/14th March.

We will also be running classes of other periods this year and have some basic sewing and knitting classes this term, as well as a costume clinic where you can come along for help with fitting, sewing, inspiration etc
by agesofelegance
Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Regency dressmaking class
Replies: 2
Views: 876

Re: Regency dressmaking class

hi folks this class was rescheduled to the 14th/15th november, due to illness. We have 2 places left if anyone is interested in attending.

LMK asap and I'll book you in
details are here www.fabric-ation.co.uk
by agesofelegance
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Regency dressmaking class
Replies: 2
Views: 876

Regency dressmaking class

we've a number of new classes running this term at our studios but thought some here might be interested in the following in October. We also have a monthly costume clinic where you can come along and ask for help, fittings etc Make a Regency Dress October 10th-11th 10am-4pm each day Learn how to cu...
by agesofelegance
Fri May 22, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume Clinic and sewing/craft classes
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

ta sorted now an errant / was causing the problem
by agesofelegance
Fri May 22, 2009 11:52 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume Clinic and sewing/craft classes
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

brass/bronze casting and leatherwork/scabbard making classes

Andrew from Military Metalwork is running a few classes for us this term places are very ltd for H&S reasons you can book via the website Tuesday 26th May Basic Leatherwork Evening Class 6.30pm-9.30pm Tuesday 23rd June Advanced Basic Leatherwork 6.30pm-9.30pm Tuesday 21st July Introduction to Sc...
by agesofelegance
Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Help with an hourly rate question
Replies: 16
Views: 1988

I've just moved into a new studio and as it's quite large running various classes. i've had a lot of interest from different tutors and the cost seems to be about £180 a day which we are averaging out over the number of students we expect to book in I'm also doing some occasional pt teaching at a lo...
by agesofelegance
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Who makes custom embroided fabric for the reenactment world
Replies: 18
Views: 1626

you could try watts near the houses of parliament they are church fabric suppliers. very expensive, don't just sell to trade but some exquisite stuff and lots of designs taken from original designs
by agesofelegance
Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume Clinic and sewing/craft classes
Replies: 4
Views: 1249

Costume Clinic and sewing/craft classes

I've recently moved into a bigger studio, in the centre of leeds, and, along side my Ages of Elegance work, have started running craft and sewing classes, a craft club the 3rd thursday of each month, and a costume clinic the 2nd thursday of each month where you can book in to have problems solved, b...
by agesofelegance
Tue May 29, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: quartermasterie
Replies: 0
Views: 712

quartermasterie

does anyone have an up to date phone number for them I know they moved in march and can't find their new details and need urgently
Thanks
dawn
by agesofelegance
Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: WWII Women's Civilian
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Hi thanks Neib Yes I'm doing most things, trousers, blouses, skirts, suits, Rosie riveter outfits etc plus the undies and menswear. Cut form tailoring manuals of the period I've been wearing it myself for years and now doing it commercially for the vintage fashion and burlesque market and wholesale ...
by agesofelegance
Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 4650

by agesofelegance
Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 4650

clocks are the embroidered bits on the ankles where the foot part meets the leg part
by agesofelegance
Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 4650

one of the problems I've always had is finding silk stockings fro my Napoleonic male clients. I've enquired at the various factories that make silk socks but they won't do them long enough and the 2 making silk stockings won't do them heavy enough for men to wear so if you can this will be great
by agesofelegance
Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wigs and accessories
Replies: 7
Views: 763

I 3rd it with Derek we always get from him and they last so cost is worth it in the end. Otherwise if you just want a cheap wig then wig creations sell to theatre etc or just google there are lots of sites around
by agesofelegance
Sun Dec 31, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: French Indian War Kit
Replies: 3
Views: 650

most multi period costume makers will do them if you ask and give the relevant info
Dawn
by agesofelegance
Fri Dec 29, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Building your own Website
Replies: 12
Views: 2601



sorry that was me without logging in I hadn't realised
Dawn
by agesofelegance
Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Buttons
Replies: 2
Views: 353

andrew@militarymetalwork.co.uk
he now does his own casting and covers all periods not just napoleonic

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