Historic Clothing Conference

"Tailored to a New World" Keynote Presentation- June 24, 2016

 

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The Tudor Tailor team

Tickets for the keynote presentation, “As I Lie Dying,” are available for $20 with a registration limit of 130 tickets.  This presentation at 7-9 p.m. June 24, 2016, by The Tudor Tailor is based on exciting new research to be published in their next book, The Typical Tudor.

“As I lie dying”

See inside the wardrobes of two Elizabethan women living in England in the 1570s and go through their garments to discover how very differently they live their lives. Barbara Bundock, a much-married merchant’s widow, and Margery Trollope, a soap and candlemaker, meet for a gossip and to enjoy their favourite conversation – the ailments they suffer and their imminent gathering to heaven, which they have discussed weekly for more years than either can remember. Each is blessed with clothes that represent their wealth and standing among their neighbours. They are competitively well-informed as to the relative value of their dress: the raw materials, where they come from, who made them and how they rival each other in quality and cost. But their clothes also carry a heavy burden of responsibility as tokens to be passed on to friends and family. Not only must they decide who is most deserving of their own garments, there are many items of their husbands’, which demonstrate their doings in more detail than is necessarily comfortable. Barbara and Margery assess which of their grasping friends and family may benefit from the best rather than the worst items on offer.

Join Jane Malcolm-Davies and Ninya Mikhaila of The Tudor Tailor for this lively presentation and dressing demonstration which draws on the wealth of material gathered by The Tudor Tailor team since the publication of The Tudor Tailor 10 years ago, and gives enjoyable insights into the exciting new content of their forthcoming book The Typical Tudor.

The Tudor Tailor is one of the foremost groups for the research and reconstruction of 16th-century clothing. Through publications and workshops, The Tudor Tailor brings the latest in research and resources to anyone interested in 16th-century clothing, whether it is for theater, living history, education or fun. Jane Malcolm-Davies and Ninya Mikhaila, who have worked extensively with the costumed interpretation with such clients as Historic Royal Palaces, The Royal Armouries and The National Trust.

For more information about the keynote lecture presentation, email tailor@jyf.virginia.gov.


About the “Tailored to a New World” Conference

The Conference is sold out.

Come to Jamestown Settlement for a weekend focused on the study and re-creation of late 16th- and early 17th-century clothing. “Tailored to a New World,”  June 24-26, 2016, brings together The Tudor Tailor team from England and historical clothing scholars from around the United States for a truly unique learning experience that combines hands-on workshops with traditional lectures. Participants also will enjoy field trips, behind-the-scenes tours and an evening reception in Jamestown Settlement’s re-created colonial fort.

Registration is limited to 72 participants and includes:

• Four hands-on workshops with The Tudor Tailor
• A special presentation by The Tudor Tailor followed by a question-and-answer session and the opportunity to examine re-created garments, take photos, and buy from The Tudor Tailor shop
• A private archaeological tour of clothing-related artifacts from Jamestown Rediscovery archaeological excavations at Historic Jamestowne
• A behind-the-scenes tour of Jamestown Settlement’s costume shop, highlighting the role of historical clothing in the museum’s living-history interpretive areas
• An exclusive embroidery pattern taken from a blackwork coif, circa 1600, in the collection of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation
• An evening reception where participants are encouraged to wear their finest historical clothing and enjoy food and period music in the re-created colonial fort
• Boxed lunches and refreshments provided between workshops and lectures

The Tudor Tailor is one of the foremost groups for the research and reconstruction of 16th-century clothing. Through publications and workshops, The Tudor Tailor brings the latest in research and resources to anyone interested in 16th-century clothing, whether it is for theater, living history, education, or fun. The Tudor Tailor team is headed by Jane Malcolm-Davies and Ninya Mikhaila, who have worked extensively with the costumed interpretation with such clients as Historic Royal Palaces, The Royal Armouries, and The National Trust.

Jamestown Settlement is pleased to welcome speakers: Brenda Rosseau (Costume Design Center, Colonial Williamsburg), Daniel Rosen (Old England Grown New), Mathew Gnagy (The Modern Maker), Noel Gieleghem, Bly Straube (Independent Archaeological Curator and Material Culture Specialist), Mark Hutter (Historic Trades, Colonial Williamsburg), Neal Hurst (Museum of the American Revolution), and Samantha McCarty (Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation).

The full conference fee is $300 with a registration limit of 72 participants: includes all the workshops, lectures, field trips, behind-the-scenes tour, embroidered coif pattern, keynote presentation, evening reception and meals.

Tickets for the keynote presentation only are available for $20 with a registration limit of 130 tickets.  This presentation on June 24, 2016, 7-9 p.m. by The Tudor Tailor is based on exciting new research to be published in their next book, The Typical Tudor.

For more information about the conference, email tailor@jyf.virginia.gov.