Lizapalooza! A weekend of Learning with Drea Leed

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CostumeTalk.com is pleased to welcome Drea Leed, independent scholar and owner of the most extensive Elizabethan and Tudor costuming reference on the Web, The Elizabethan Costume Page (www.elizabethancostume.net), as our speaker in April 2008.Two full days of lectures, capped off with two hands-on limited attendance workshops!

Ms. Leed has studied Renaissance clothing and textiles for over ten years. She’s presented papers at the International Congress of Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo and the Medieval Congress at Leeds, England. Ms. Leed has given several talks and seminars on the topic of Renaissance and Elizabethan dress for various groups, and taught a six-week class on Elizabethan Dress at the CostumeClassroom.com.

Among Ms. Leed’s published works is "The Well-Dress'd Peasant: 16th Century Workingwoman's Dress.” She has recently published an article, "Textile Cleaning Techniques in Renaissance Europe,” in Medieval Clothing & Textiles II.

Saturday, April 12:

Introduction and General Survey of Tudor and Elizabethan Dress
Discussion of available sources/books
General Q&A on Tudor and Elizabethan clothing
Lunch (lunch provided with registration fee)
Overview of Elizabethan Underpinnings- corset, bumroll and farthingale
Demonstration: how to make a corset
End of Regular Session

Saturday Workshop: Making a Custom Corset Pattern (1 hour)

This hands-on workshop with Drea is limited to 20 students. All materials are included in the registration. (only 11 seats remain for this workshop) Students will learn the basics of measuring and drafting corset pattern, taking home a paper pattern suitable for constructing their own corset. After drafting is complete, Dress up! Any attendees who wish to can try on a variety of corsets.

Saturday Evening Social with Drea Leed

Sunday, April 13:

The Perfect Gown: Making an outfit that's right for you: Choosing patterns, fabrics, colors, decoration and detailing, general construction tips, good sources, accessories
Lunch (lunch provided with registration fee)
Tudor and Elizabethan Headwear and Hairstyles
Demo: Making a French Hood & Elizabethan Coif
End of Regular Session

Sunday Workshop: Make an Elizabethan coif (2 hours)

This hands-on workshop with Drea is limited to 20 students. All materials are included in the registration. (Only 11 seats remain for this workshop) Students will draft, cut and construct a linen Elizabethan Coif.

Information and registration forms are available on our website http://www.costumetalk.com/

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Dame Fearga Kavanagh
Dame Karis Jessica Pursey
info@costumetalk.com Location:
Eugene, Oregon