In this edition of Teasel's Tudor trivia, Teasel and Claire talk about the different fabrics that were used to make clothes during the medieval and Tudor period - linen, wool, lawn, buckram, silk, velvet, taffeta, satin, sarsenet (sarcenet), damask, cloth of gold, cloth of silver, cloth of tissue and caffa, as well as the furs, ermine and miniver.
You can find out more about Tudor costume in Claire's detailed talks on the subject:
- Tudor costume video – What women wore at Henry VIII’s court - https://www.tudorsociety.com/tudor-costume-video-what-women-wore-at-henry-viiis-court/
- Tudor Costume Video – What men wore at Henry VIII’s court - https://www.tudorsociety.com/tudor-costume-video-what-men-wore-at-henry-viiis-court/
- The Tudor Tailor by Jane Malcolm-Davies and Ninya Mikhaila
- Rosalie Gilbert's Medieval Woman website - https://rosaliegilbert.com/fabricnames.html
- See cloth of silver at https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/213111 and velvet at https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/velv/hd_velv.htm, https://trc-leiden.nl/trc-digital-exhibition/index.php/velvet/item/173-a-brief-history-of-velvet and http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/workbox/exttex16.htm