I’m always open to new challenges and opportunities to apply my expertise, in partnership with other creative people and cultural organisations. If there’s an idea you’d like to explore, get in touch!
I take every opportunity to pass on the knowledge and skills I have collected on my journey, through hands-on workshops in historical European costume-making, museum mounting and object preservation, and lectures on collection management and Western fashion history. Bespoke sessions, to meet the specific needs of clients, can also be devised that combine a range of theoretical subjects and practical skills.
I provide expert professional consultancy on all aspects of costume and textile projects from conception to completion, from historical garments to current fashions, including collection care, exhibition installation and design research.
Historical costumes were made to be worn, and a mount that can mimic the form of the original wearer is vital, if an accurate silhouette is to be achieved. Using conservation-standard techniques, I create effective supports for garments and flat items, meeting the needs of both the client and the object.
I can advise on bespoke, conservation-standard packing solutions for the safe transport and storage of textiles and clothing, from wedding dresses and treasured garments to museum archive collections.
For archives and wardrobe departments, I offer professional advice on museum-standard preservation, cataloguing and storage of textiles and garments, from contemporary collections to historical pieces.
This is the recreation of period costumes and clothes using authentic techniques and materials, for exhibitions, events and performance. In-depth research and access to primary sources such as surviving garments and textiles, and visual and written evidence, is essential.
Reproducing authentic period clothing based on primary sources such as extant garments, textiles; visual and written contemporary evident. Made to order for individual desire that’s includes performing arts, exhibitions and events.