Textile Talk

I presented my Tudor Talk and Costume Display for The Border Textile Group last week. We were in Foulden near Berwick in a large airy hall in the centre of the village – the hall also boasts beautiful views over the countryside.

Costumes in my display included outfits inspired by Queen Elizabeth I, Anne Boleyn and Mary Queen of Scots.  My son James appeared in full regalia as the young King Henry VIII.

The Group kindly gave me the review below:

“Julia McCormick gave an informative talk on Saturday 9th April at Foulden village hall on Tudor costume. Her knowledge of historical times and the development in costume was phenomenal. Julia was joined by her son in an excellent Henry VIII costume which caused quite a stir.

Julia described each costume in detail explaining the hand sewing and research to achieve authentic embellishments. Members and visitors were delighted with the talk.”

I would like to thank you Margaret McLeish for the photos of my talk – I have included a few of them in this post.

After my talk I was happy to chat to the ladies in the group and one mentioned this was the third time she had seen my Tudor Costume Talk – she must really like it!

We really enjoyed presenting the event and are looking forward to our next talk ‘Enter the World of Jane Austen” on 30 April in Stannington near Durham!

A big thank you to my super son James and my lovely friend Claire for assisting me.



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  1. Jane McComb says:

    Dear Julia McCormick
    Are you able to give a talk/presentation to our group East Lothian Embroiderers & Textile Artists?

    We are starting up again after not meeting for two years. We meet on the last Saturday of the month in Bleachingfields Community Centre in Dunbar from 2-4pm. We book a large space for our meetings and are very COVID-19 aware.
    Our dates are 21st May, 25th June, 24th September all in 2022.
    If you are able to give us a talk please let me have your costs and your requirements for the day.
    We are looking forward to hearing from you.
    Best wishes,
    Jane McComb ELE&TA programme secretary

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