PREVIOUS SPEAKERS FOR COSTUMETALK:
Drea Leed - We have had the pleasure of hosting Drea Leed, independent scholar and owner of the most extensive Elizabethan and Tudor costuming references on the Web, The ElizabethanCostume Page and Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Uploaded, on two occassions, and look forward to the opportunity to offer you more workshops and lectures from her.
Drea Leed has studied historic dress for over two decades, with a primary focus on the costume and material textile culture of the fifteenth through seventeenth centuries.
She has had the opportunity to examine and document several extant garments of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and has presented papers on such topics as Renaissance masque dress, Tailor's Bills, Renaissance textile cleaning and Clothing in Flemish Genre art at the Medieval Congresses in Michigan and Leeds. She consults on costume history for Christie's, as well as giving seminars and workshops on various aspects of historic dress for a variety of re-enactment and academic groups.
Her publications include Elizabethan Underpinnings, a practical guide to sixteenth century undergarments; The Well Dress'd Peasant, discussing clothing in Flemish Genre art in the sixteenth century; and a number of articles and book reviews in journals such as Medieval Clothing and Textiles and Renaissance magazine.
She maintains the Elizabethan Costuming Page (http://www.elizabethancostume.net/), and has recently finished and made available online a transcription of Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Accounts (http://www.elizabethancostume.net/qewu.html).
Tammie L. Dupuis - owner and creative genius behind The Renaissance Tailor website, has been sewing since the age of six. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Montana State University in Anthropology/Archeaology and has published articles in several costume newsletters both nationally and internationally over the last decade.
Robin Netherton - researcher specializing in Western European dress of the Middle Ages. Since 1982, she has given lectures and workshops on medieval clothing for academic audiences, historical societies, reenactment groups, and other organizations. An experienced costumer as well as an academic researcher, she addresses both the practical aspects of medieval clothing construction and the significance of costume in history, art, and literature. Her lectures emphasize approaches for researching medieval dress and ways to avoid common myths and mistakes.