Re: Critique of Herbert Norris
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> In answer to the question, can a newbie be misled bynot a point on a numberline.
> Norris, my answer is a resounding yes! Authenticity/accuracy is
> It is a journey taken by some who value it. AnyAs a newbie myself, I bought the medieval time period Norris book
> newbie ambitious enough to use Norris to make
> something is well on their way to "the look". When I
> talk to new people about costuming references, I
> always, always give a disclaimer about such books!
> Christiana de Avochelie
that book first because it was easy to find at the book store. I have
since purchased the Museum of London Textiles book as a better
reference. However, I do like the Norris book, too. There's some good
information in there. It just has to be checked with another source.
I spend a lot of time reading books from the library or bookstore,
asking lots of questions, and querying the more experienced garb
Laurels with my plethora of newbie questions.
I am interested in being more authentic-as I can afford to be-and as
I accquire the skills at sewing to be, too. It's a journey for me. I
tend to ignore and avoid any Authenticy Self-Appointed Police (and
I've run into a few who give a bad name to the word Authenticity...)
and I don't sweat the small stuff. :)
Just my two coppers...
Barony of Stromgard