A Practical Guide to Costume Mounting by Lara Flecker

By Lara Flecker

The powerful instruction of clothes for demonstrate is vital for exhibitions of up to date and ancient costume. Costumes not just have to be visually attractive but additionally totally supported and traditionally actual. This booklet presents a accomplished advisor to mounting costumes from the eighteenth century to the current day. It comprises tools for adapting and shaping figures to create old silhouettes, developing underpinnings and making replicas and toiles utilizing reasonably cheap and straightforward ideas. a pragmatic advisor to gown Mounting is a useful source for conservators, historians and all these operating with garments in museums, deepest collections and through the type and theatre industries.

Trained as a historic gown maker, writer Lara Flecker is the cloth demonstrate expert at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. She has labored broadly with the museum’s world-class gown assortment, getting ready clothing for demonstrate. Her uncomplicated mounting equipment are basically defined and will be utilized by individuals with a variety of adventure, together with people with few stitching skills.

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