Historic Fashion & Textiles
Eleanor's recent news
THIS WEBSITE IS.....in the process of being rebuilt and updated.....
National Trust NSW Textiles & Dress
I'm still hanging in there.....we have yet to complete cataloguing the Trust's extensive Clothing and Textile collection, due to funding again. We are almost there, I believe to date, we have catalogued, photographed and re-packed over 800 items. This has been done working two days a week with a team of dedicated volunteers unearthing some amazing items from 18th century shoes to Australian 1950s fashion, on and off over the past three years. Waiting on funding to continue.
I have also worked on:
Miss Fisher Costume exhibition in 2015, setting up the exhibition and giving specialist tours.
Curated the Clothing the People: Edwardian & Wartime fashion exhibition, with Glennis Murphy, a project I am deeply proud of.
Worked in a Curatorial role, arranged the new loans and order of the exhibition, Love, Desire & Riches: History of wedding dresses, as it moved from Melbourne to Sydney.
I took up a small role in the second Miss Fisher exhibition in 2016, with assisting with set up & exhibition talks.
Vintage Made Magazine
I have been writing for the Vintage Made Magazine since its first issue a few years back.
As of 2016, the different parts of the magazine are being divided up, and I have taken up the role as the Editor of Fashion and Entertainment.
The Magazine comes out twice a year.
It is a mix of sewing, craft, food and Vintage Fashion.
Find it hidden away in the Craft section of Newsagents.
They have social media pages too.....look them out.