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Scraps of Fashion

Scraps of Fashion

Something to keep in mind when writing fashion into your 1632verse stories is that the down-timers don’t think their fashions are ugly. From the point of view of the twentieth century, the up-timers will see many of the garments the highest classes wear as...
Dyes And Mordants

Dyes And Mordants

I. Introduction and brief history of dyeing. By 1630, human beings had been using plants, animals and minerals to change the natural color of plant and animal fibers for at least five thousand years. The oldest written record of dye use goes back to 2,600 BC in China,...