Talk for the Durham Guild of Spinners Weavers and Dyers

I enjoyed presenting a talk about the design and construction of my costumes for the Durham Guild of Spinners Weavers and Dyers.

I was dressed as Anne Boleyn in my blue silk gown with French Hood – my husband wore his ornate Henry VIII costume and received rapturous applause.

A display of mannequins accompanied the talk.

Costumes included in the display were

  • My Pink Silk French Gown and elaborate feathered mask from the film ‘ La Reine Margot’.
  • An Elizabethan Comfort Gown and a Silk Kirtle inspired by clothes worn by Mary Queen of Scots for her execution at Fotheringay Castle.
  • Period underwear consisting of an Elizabethan Corset, Farthingale and Bumroll.
  • My new Elizabeth I Gold silk Gown with elaborate gold ruff and hanging sleeves.

After the talk we had an interesting informal question and answer session to share ideas.

I really enjoyed giving the talk – the members of the guild were both friendly and welcoming.

I would like to say I am very grateful for all their help and support in setting up the display.

Thank you


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  1. Can I just say a very big THANK YOU. The members of the Guild had a fantastic evening.

    • Julia says:

      You’re very welcome – Mick and I had a super time

      Hope to see you all at Belsay 6th/7th August

      All the best Julia

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