I have made various clothes of this period, from a gown in purple
velvet with a 7 yard hem, to a medieval houppelande for wearing
over armour, seen above.The houppelande has a double-headed eagle
hand-embroidered in gold thread and appliquéd on the back.
Also see Embroidery
I have copied medieval banners, 30 foot long, for use in battle.
The research for this was quite fascinating, involving getting
information from the College of Arms.
For an earlier period, a sideless surcoat over a kirtle was a
There will shortly be photographs of gowns I made for a banquet
at Barley Hall, York, worn by members of the Richard lll Society.
These will be posted on the Picture Gallery soon.