While trawling the internet looking for ways to make a waffenrock for my partner I came across Holly Stockley’s research site on renaissance clothing from the Low Countries.
I love how she has analysed dress styles from the different parts of the Low Countries, thereby acknowledging that the places we refer to as Holland and Belgium were actually numerous Duchies, Counties and regions and towns.
She has collated images and ideas from the regions of:
- Noord Holland and the Zuider Zee
- Cleves (half way down this page)
- Westphalia – a region on the border of Germany near to the Low Countries, with clothing that is similar to that seen in Leiden.
I found her site to be well-written, researched and thought-out, adding to the work I’d previously done in this area. I’ll be returning in future for ideas on future clothing of this era.