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This is a listing of resources for both groups and individuals. If you have a suggestion for an entry, please send it to the Guild webmaster.

Costuming Resources

General Vendors/Supplies

The Pillaged Village Patterns, Lots of Trim, Buttons, Jewelry, More; Online Ordering
Calontir Trim Trim; Order by email
Historic Enterprises Mens and Womens Costumes, Arms and Armour, Re-enactment supplies; Order by email, mail or phone.
Jas. Townsend and Son Mostly 18th Century, but has buttons and fabric goods that are very nice; Online Ordering
Smoke and Fire Tends toward 18th and 19th Century Scottish and English, but there are a few useful patterns and sundries; Online Ordering
The Renaissance Store Everything Renaissance; Online Ordering.
Lacis Online Catalog Patterns and costuming materials; Online Ordering.
Gryphon's Moon Patterns, Jewelry, Miscellanea; Online Ordering
Lavolta Press Books on Historic Costuming and Vintage Clothes Books on costuming; Order by mail only.


Fabrics-store.com Large selection of Linen and Cotton fabrics at good prices. (The most 100% linen fabric I've seen anywhere); Order Online


The Crafty Celts Celtic style Brooches, bracelets, torcs, pendants, etc.; Order by email, phone or mail


Blackwork Embroidery Archives Lots of patterns for Blackwork
Hedgehog Handworks Needlework Supplies


Tudor Gable Headdress Tudor Gable Headdress Illustrated: Step by Step Directions
Margo Anderson's Historic Costume Patterns Elizabethan Costume
The Milanese Tailors Handbook Images from a 16th-Century tailor's handbook from Milan Italy

Shoes and Leather

Footwear of the Middle Ages, by Marc Carlson A good overall educational work on Medieval footwear. Includes descriptions of techniques and materials.
Early Irish & Scottish Shoes By Master Gwylym ab Owain Historical overview of early Irish shoes, with illustrations of construction.
Florilegium: Period footwear. Period boots and shoes. Collected newsgroup and mailing list messages on period footwear.
Leatherworking in the Middle Ages By Marc Carlson. General information on medieval leatherworking materials and technique.

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