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Knitting for Living History

Working in the Ohio Village, a lot of volunteers have wondered where to find historically accurate patterns that they can work on while in costume and later incorporate into their personal wardrobes. If you are looking for historically inspired patterns, then there are hundreds of sources online (check Ravelry first!) that house recreations of historical… Continue reading Knitting for Living History

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Dressed to Kill, Part III: Conclusions

You can find parts one and two in the series here. While my search into the history of arsenic dyes did not dredge up any stories of mysterious Medici deaths-by-ball-gown, I did pull up a few interesting tidbits on historical and mythological poisoned garments. Perhaps the earliest cases come from the Greeks, and the story… Continue reading Dressed to Kill, Part III: Conclusions