Crespine de la Vallée
Costuming, Embroidery, Textiles, 16th c. Tailoring, Needle Arts, Laundress Studies

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Modern Name: Nira Lys Morning
Specialties: Costuming, Embroidery, Textiles, 16th c. Tailoring, Needle Arts, Laundress Studies
Elevated by: Savaric and Julianna
Elevation Date: 2012-09-29

Things I do : I focus primarily on creating historically accurate, hand-sewn clothing, tailoring and counted thread embroidery (a.k.a. Blackwork), as well as the making and laundering of late 16th century Ruffs.

Things I also do or am working on : Starch production; textiles; Italian drawnwork (punto tirata); fingerloop braids and their use in garment trim; buttons; 16th century economy and professional roles of women; cardboard... If someone is sufficiently enthusiastic about something which I've never considered, I'll probably become interested and enthusiastic about it, too. I like period cooking, although it is not something I pursue with any seriousness.