Auguste Racinet. The Costume History Hardcover – Illustrated, November 4, 2015
by Françoise Tétart-Vittu (Author)

Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style.

French Farmer and villager, maid, fiddlers in 15th century.

15th century costumes. Gothic clothing. medieval france farmers.

Farmer and villager, maid, fiddlers, 15th century.

French Farmer and villager, maid, fiddlers in 15th century.

Dance of the Dead. Medieval burial scene. Gothic period, late medieval costumes. 

Laboureur et villageoise; Chambrière; Ménétriers. MS. à la Bibl. Imp. de Paris; le 5. de la Danse de morts de Blais”


First Time Sewing: The Absolute Beginner's Guide by Editors Of Creative Publishing

Filled with detailed descriptions of materials and tools, the easy step-by-step instructions for all the basic sewing techniques will have you creating projects like aprons, pillows, and even pants and shorts in no time.

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From the book: Les arts somptuaires: Histoire du costume et de l’ameublement et des arts et industries qui s’y rattachent. Paris: Hangard-Maugé, 1858. Author: Charles Louandre (1812-1882). Artist: Ferdinand Seré (1818-1855). Lithographer: Auguste Racinet.

Note:  Joan of Navarre. Duchess of Brittany. Time of Charles VI.

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The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World Paperback – December 7, 2021
by Virginia Postrel (Author)

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal)