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An Opportunity to Recreate Mens Fashion from the 17th Century
tabbed gauntlet glove Bath Fashion Museum


tabbed gauntlet glove Bath Fashion Museum


The Fashion Museum in Bath is holding a major exhibition until January 2019 which is well worth a visit for both mens and womens fashion.

Called A History of Fashion in 100 Objects it celebrates fashion from the 1600s to the present day. The exhibition features 100 important objects from the Fashion Museum’s collection, showing key styles that have defined era after era for the last 400 years.

Bath’s Georgian heyday is on show, as is Regency fashion from the time of Jane Austen and the exhibition comes right up to date with iconic Nike Air trainers from the 90’s. And so are the tabbed gauntlet gloves from around 1600-1620, above.

But on Saturday, June 17th you will be able to see not just the gloves but experience something of the skills and work required to create them.

Royal School of Needlework Tutor, Kate Barlow will be teaching a bespoke embroidery class at the Fashion Museum based on the pair of men’s tabbed gauntlet gloves.

Open to everyone and of any experience, the class will recreate the embroidery and gold decoration which covers each of the tabs of the gloves, creating long and short stitches using silk floss and Couching with gold threads on Silk Duchesse satin.

For more information on the course and the exhibition, click here for the Fashion Museum in Bath’ site.

Image from the Glove Collection Trust