Posts by venue: Fashion

My Top 10 Pincushions (part 2) – A Guest Blog by Zoe-Marie Dobbs

Read part 1 for an introduction and numbers 10-6 From the Elizabethan Age until the 19th Century, the pincushion was seen as an essential element of a woman’s boudoir with a beautiful, decorative cushion needed to house her large collection… Read more

5 things you may not have known about mourning in Victorian times – a guest blog by Lee Joseph Peacock

In Fabricating Histories, Northumbria University, in collaboration with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, are exhibiting a collection of objects from the nineteenth century and exploring ideas around historical fashion, technology, science, literature, and art. Why is the nineteenth century… Read more

Top 12 Waistcoats – part 2

This is a guest post by Zoe-Marie Dobbs, a volunteer with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.    The garment that survives in largest quantities from the 18th century is the waistcoat. This was often the most expensive and decorative part… Read more

Top 12 Waistcoats (part 1)

  This is a guest post by Zoe-Marie Dobbs, a volunteer with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.  In the costume collection at the Discovery Museum, there are over 250 waistcoats which span from the 17th century to the present day.… Read more

Items of Interest from the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Lace Collection

This is a guest post by Gil Dye, a volunteer at Discovery Museum.  Tape Lace Branscombe Point is a tape lace that was first made in the  Devon village of Branscombe around 1860. This was at a time when lace… Read more