HNW - Eliz. Needlework replies jheron at
Wed Jul 7 17:42:03 PDT 1999

>>I have Jane Ashelford's 16th Cent costuming book from the "Visual History of
>>Costume" series (period portraits), very good for costuming but I find most
>>of the pictures a little too small and a little too dark (in B&W) to give
>>much detail of the embroidery.  What they are good for are to see the
>>context of how embroidery was used - placement, amount etc.
>I have a feeling that there is more than one Jane Ashelford book on Eliz.
>costuming.  I could be mistaken here - does anyone know?

I believe Sarah is thinking of this book -

Ashelford, Jane, (1988), Dress in the Age of Elizabeth I, B.T.Batsford Ltd,

(ie the one with the pink cover)


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