Clothing the Elite

Creating the Elizabethan image involves lots of people engaged in all sorts of activities. From those who grind pigments in order to manufacture period makeup, to laundresses standing knee deep in the stream beating and pummelling linen, our members demonstrate the numerous complex processes that lie behind the glamour. Clean and completed garments, lotions, potions and accessories come together as we finally wash and dress our elite few, fixing their hair and adjusting their sword belts for that final touch of courtly show.