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TVEO1, 1900s Edwardian corset

Come hear me talk about corsets at Fibre Fest at Te Manawa

On Sunday the 8th of March I’ll be part of Fibre Fest at Te Manawa in Palmerston North, talking about corsets and corset history Buckram & Bones: Corset Materials & Construction 1700-1930 Explore the construction techniques and materials used in support undergarments, from cane & whalebone stays in the 1700s, through corded Victorian corsets and the introduction of front busks, to the move towards streamlined unders in the 20th century.   You’ll get to see original historical corsets from Toi Whakaari’s historic costume collection, and handle reproduction stays & corsets by Leimomi.   I’m on at 1!

Historical food

The Sew & Eat Historical Retreat 2019: More Food

I have a confession to make. I used up all my parent’s high speed internet 🙁 It took me less than two weeks! They have another two to go before next month’s allotment starts. I’m not even a very big internet user. It’s not that we watched movies or TV shows. I just uploaded photos… But they really aren’t big internet users, so didn’t have much of an allotment, and one enthusiastic daughter showing them new websites and fun things ran through it all… So, my next few posts are brought to you by “what images do I already have uploaded to my blog?” And what I do have is SEHR2019 food photos… So please enjoy the food! Friday Night: Medieval Cabbage & Barley Pottage A simple, hearty meal to fortify us after a long drive and unpacking and preparation. Saturday: An Edwardian Afternoon Tea (in Regency costume! We’re ok with mixing things up!) The cake is a Victorian rice flour cake from Great British Bakes. Perfect with strawberries, and gluten free! Cucumber salad: And …

Dragon bread

The NZ Sew & Eat Historical Retreat 2019: A Medieval Feast

I’m in the midst of planning an 8 course historical-meets-Hawai’i* Christmas Eve feast, so it seems like the perfect time to blog about some of the food we ate on our Sew & Eat Historical Retreat 2019**. The food was so amazing, and I have so many photos, I’m breaking it into two posts: one just on our Medieval feast, and one on the rest of the food. Nina was the mastermind of the Medieval feast: researching recipes, and orchestrating the cooking. I just contributed a few ideas and ingredients and chopped and assembled dishes and instructed. And Nina & Hvitr were responsible for the real showpiece of the night. Making it had been my idea, but I skived off and took photos while they made it (although I did make the emergency flour run to the grocery store 30ks down a small country road that made it possible). Menu: Mashed Peas Asparagus Breney (non-alcoholic version) Wild Rabbit & Barley Salad with Caramelised Russet Apples Purple carrots with ginger Not based on an exact recipe, …