Clothing in the Eleonora di Toledo’s time was expensive. As a result, garments were worn for many years, then they were handed down, cut down, or repurposed.
What did it mean to be a member of a knitting guild during the 1500s? Who was responsible for crafting Eleonora di Toledo’s burial stockings?
Sometimes it takes determination and a whole lot of detective work before the first stitch is cast on.
Read about one author's mission to re-create and adapt several pieces of Eleonora di Toledo's wardrobe using a combination of modern technology and historical practices.