Fwd: "The Tudor Child" book release and workshops!
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Subject: "The Tudor Child" book release and workshops!
From: Lynn & Larry <larryholzer@...>
To: Lynn's cell email <costumecloset1@...>
Vallejo Music Theatre presents:
The Tudor Tailors and their new book: "The Tudor Child".
Join The Tudor Tailor for a full-day's program offering a presentation and three participatory
workshops on the essentials of historic clothing reconstruction.
Ninya and Jane give an inspirational guide to research, advise on sourcing appropriate materials,
demonstrate an essential sixteenth century construction technique, and show how to embellish and finish fabric surfaces.
When: Aug 10, 2013; 10am - 5pm
Where: The Fetterly Playhouse for the Arts, 3467 Sonoma Blvd Suite 10, Vallejo, CA 94590
Cost: Pre-sale: 58.00;
after 27 July, and at the door: 65.00. Reservation includes snacks and lunch.
How to make reservations:
Contact Lynn L Combs at costumecloset1@...
Please give me a phone number and good time to reply.
Credit cards are accepted.
This is a fund raiser for Vallejo Music Theatre, a 501(c)3 not for profit, and will help support our community theatre programs.
Please note the fabric and other requirements for some of the workshops
10am - Arrivals and refreshments
10.20am - Welcome and introductions
10am - presentation by The Tudor Tailor
Court life and country lore
Newly-married Lady Mary Talbot believes herself to be with child and has summoned a wet-nurse from the country to see if she is suitable to care for her infant when it is born.
Goodwife Nan Gotobed has a long history of suckling other women's children, although none so grand as Lady Mary's. Nan has strong opinions on what a mother-to-be should wear and do and is keen to share her words of wisdom. Lady Mary has been attentive to advice from her relations and manuals on childrearing.
This presentation looks into the wardrobe of an Elizabethan court lady and the clothing of a country woman. An entertaining dressing demonstration reveals how women managed their clothes as pregnancy progressed and they prepared themselves for motherhood.
11.15pm Questions from the floor
11.15-11.45am - Refreshment break
Gather thy thoughts:
Group A and Group B (numbers to be confirmed)
Investigate The Tudor Tailor's approach to detective work in this hands-on opportunity to examine reconstructed garments based on a range of sources. Assess the evidence for Items used in the morning presentation and current works in progress for future publications. This exploration of an evidence-based approach suggests ways to create convincing historic dress with a story to tell.
Cut thy cloth:
Group C and Group D (numbers to be confirmed)
Discover how the sixteenth century tailor made the most of limited resources. This demonstration of the tailor's skill in piecing reveals how to make Tudor garments in an economical way. Experiment with period cutting techniques which achieve significant savings on cloth and provide an accurate sixteenth century look.
1-2pm Lunch break
Spend thy shillings:
Group A and Group B (numbers to be confirmed) Learn how to assess the appropriateness and accuracy of modern materials for
reconstructing specific Tudor garments on a virtual sixteenth century shopping trip. Write a fabric wishlist to participate in activities focusing on fibres, colours and patterns with clues to cost-effective compromises to keep a project within budget.
Each participant is invited to bring swatches or samples of fabrics they are considering using for a garment project. Please bring information on the price, availability (where and how easy it is to buy) and the fibres in each fabric.
Slash thy sleeves:
Group C and Group D (numbers to be confirmed) Explore long-forgotten specialist techniques including hot printing,
ravelling and pinking to transform plain materials into visually impressive textural delights. Discover how this attention to detail improves the visual impact of reconstructed sixteenth century clothing.
Each participant is invited to bring fabric remnants (approximately a quarter of a yard) of silk (taffeta or satin), velvet and/or wool to share among the group.
3.15-3.45pm - Refreshment break & change rooms
Spend thy shillings: Group C and Group D (numbers to be confirmed)
Slash thy sleeves: Group A and Group B (numbers to be confirmed)