Ninya Mikhaila is a historical costumier and co-author of The Tudor Tailor series of books on reconstructing sixteenth century dress. Her clients include Historic Royal Palaces, The Royal Armouries, The National Trust, English Heritage, The National Archives and Gainsborough’s House. In 2018 Ninya featured in a BBC television series A Stitch in Time, which looks at what reconstructing period clothes can tell us about people in the past.
Christine studied at the University in Tübingen, Germany, medieval studies and American studies with a focus on media. She has been researching textiles and clothing of the middle ages and early modern period for over 10 years, and runs her own business making historical clothing, specialising in men’s garments.
Linde Merrick is a long-standing member, and former Director/Trustee of The Knitting & Crochet Guild,
a Friend of the Royal School of Needlework and an active member of the Embroiderers’ Guild and the
Berkshire Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers, Her wide ranging interest in these crafts and all textile
and fashion topics has been enhanced by her membership of both MEDATS and the Association of Dress
Historians, particularly with respect to their coverage of Tudor costume.
Carole has been a freelance costume maker for many years, having worked for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, the Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne among others. Her interest is in construction techniques of garments and embroidery, and for the last ten years she has been a volunteer at the Constance Howard Centre at Goldsmiths University, where they have a large collection of garments, textiles and embroideries although, alas, nothing as old as medieval.
Natalie Rachel Walker
Heather A. D. Mbaye
Pat is an independent researcher and retired academic librarian, with an interest in late medieval and early modern clothing and textiles. She has an MA in Early Modern English History. She is a member of the Costume Society editorial board, and has published several articles in peer reviewed journals. She is currently working on producing a database of clothing in seventeenth century wills and inventories for a future publication by The Tudor Tailor group.
Saragrace comes from a family of theater people. She has been sewing since she was nine. Her interest in period costume started in 1998. She has sewn professionally for museums and other performing art centers but mostly spends her time sewing for herself and friends. She is retired from commercial nuclear power where she worked as a mechanical engineer.