For many years, we have collected costume and textile information from primary sources that has only been available to those who come over and borrow books and patterns and work their way through a hundred plus binders of raw data. For years, we have stalled off on pulling some of this information together in the form of a costume guide specifically for the members of Manitoba Living History Society, and potentially educators and costumers. A year ago, we received support and encouragement from the Dept. of Culture & Heritage, Province of Manitoba to undertake this project. Co-authored by Barry and Judy McPherson, this all-colour guide contains a wealth of plates drawn from sources in Scotland, Ireland and throughout North America. Accompanying these plates is an outstanding collection of art developed by Janet La France that serves not only as part of a costume guide, but also as an introduction to the People of Red River. The book has an extensive textile and costume glossary and a bibliography.
Our Guide has been printed and is now available. The cost is $35.00 (+ GST for Canadians) and shipping. This is a must-have book as you prepare for the 2012 bicentennial celebrations of the arrival of the Selkirk Settlers. Order your copy now by contacting Barry or Judy by clicking here.
A companion activity book for young people should be out early in 2010.
Paperback: 109 pages, colour
Dimensions: 26.5 x 20 x 0.6 cm (10.4″ x 7.9″ x 0.2 “)
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