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The Southern Counties Costume Society (SCCS) was formed in 1993 to bring together people interested in all aspects of textiles, clothing construction, accessories and ornamentation across the centuries.  Membership is widespread and activities are held throughout Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Sussex, Surrey and London.

Events include lectures, study days, visits to museums, stately homes and private collections.  These are held variously during the week, at weekends and in the evening.  The exchange of ideas and knowledge is always an enjoyable part of these events.

Period and vintage dress, theatrical costumes, ethnic clothing, button making, re-enactment costumes, conservation and care of textiles, war-time austerity and haute couture have all featured in the Society’s programmes. Email updates on events and exhibitions are circulated on a regular basis.

Members receive three newsletters each year compiled from their contributions.  These  include articles and information about visits, events, exhibitions, useful websites and suppliers.

Whilst our interests are serious the Society is friendly and fun.  New members are welcomed at any time throughout the year.


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Join us on the 28th June as SCCS committee member and keep natural dyer Niki Miles from @alliumthreads gives us some tips and advice on starting your natural dye journey or perhaps you've started dyeing and want some advice on colourfastness? They'll be demos and plenty of time for your questions. 💜🤍💛 Click the link in our bio to head to our website for more information and find out how to become a member. This is a member only event. Membership is £10 for a year. Discounted rates for events and 3 newsletters throughout the year. Members you will have received an email with a link to book tickets via Eventbrite. Do get in touch if you have any questions.
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Would you like to learn about how to make dyes from what’s in your garden 🪴 Join is at our next online event on the 28th June " A dip into Natural Dyeing! " with natural dyer Niki Miles @alliumthreads Tickets available now! Link in comments this is a member only event 25 spaces available. For membership info head to our website link in bio. The talk will be about using plants from the garden and hedgerow, mordants and colour fastness, dispelling myths about what makes lasting colour, the history of natural dyes and different ways and methods of natural dyeing. Including some demonstrations.
#naturaldyeing #plantdyes #vegetabledyes #dye #tiedye #naturestable #onlineevents #historyofclothing #dyersgarden #naturescolours #plantdyed #naturesgarden #museumsfromhome #historyofdyeing #botanicals #natural #organic #learningfromhome #sustainable
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Our next online event is on the 28th June " A dip into Natural Dyeing! " with natural dyer Niki Miles @alliumthreads Tickets available now! Link in comments this is a member only event 25 spaces available. For membership info head to our website link in bio. The talk will be about using plants from the garden and hedgerow, mordants and colour fastness, dispelling myths about what makes lasting colour, the history of natural dyes and different ways and methods of natural dyeing. Including some demonstrations.
#naturaldyeing #plantdyes #vegetabledyes #dye #tiedye #naturestable #onlineevents #historyofclothing #dyersgarden #naturescolours #plantdyed #naturesgarden #museumsfromhome #historyofdyeing #botanicals #natural #organic #learningfromhome #sustainable
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Can you relate!? That feeling 😫 #sewersofinstagram #fabriclove #sewingbee #stitched #sewingismytherapy #bobbin #sewistsofinstagram #sewingmemes #sewingmakesmehappy #memade ...

Are you taking part in Me-Made-May? #memademay2020 The annual challenge for people who make their own clothes, launched by blogger and maker Zoe Edwards @sozoblog
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The idea is to encourage makers to wear their handmade wardrobe throughout the month of May.
Other fabulous Instagrammers taking part @vintagedahling refashioning old textiles. If you love ruffles, bows and florals she's your gal! @justjuliasparkle @pelumz.secretz Who have you been inspired by? Tag them in the comments.
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#memademay2021 #memademayplus #sewyourselfsustainable #sewalittlehappinesseveryday #stitchedwithatwist #sewover50 #memademay #memadewardrobe #handmadewardrobe #imakemyclothes #memadeeveryday #sewingastherapy #sewersofinstagram #sewersgonnasew #sewcialist #sewingaddict #fabricaddict
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⭐️Save the date - 28th June 2021 ⭐️Our next costume catch up is a dip into Natural Dyeing! We'll let you know when tickets are available to book. Niki from @alliumthreads will be talking to us about how to dye using plants and vegetables, how to make your dye colourfast, how dyes are used in conservation & what to consider when caring for your own textile treasures etc..... #naturaldyeing #plantdyes #vegetabledyes #dye #tiedye #naturestable #onlineevents #historyofclothing #dyersgarden #naturescolours #plantdyed #naturesgarden #museumsfromhome #historyofdyeing #botanicals ...

Ticket sales for the recording of our online event end at 2pm BST today! We are looking forward to welcoming a global audience tonight for Phillip’s talk an afternoon visit to the famous Symington corset factory. Phillip’s talk will be followed by a Q&A session link in bio #corsets #fashion #historyofdress #dress #underpinnings #underwear #corsetry #swimwear #history #marketharborough #foundationgarments #online #museumfromhome ...

Our online visit to the corset factory with Costume Historian and Chair of the Costume Society, Philip Warren entitled RW&H Symington of Market Harborough is a sell out! You can still purchase tickets for the recording to watch at your leisure (all ticket sales end at 2pm GMT next Tuesday 18th May 2021) click the link to get your recording tickets
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-afternoon-visit-to-the-corset-factory-with-philip-warren-tickets-151357820315
We are looking forward to seeing you ⭐️🌏⭐️🌏⭐️
#onlineevents #museumfromhome #historyoffashion #historyofdress #underpinnings #foundationgarments #swimwear #corsets #corsetfactory #corsetry #historylover #fashion #vintagefashion @jadejezebelle
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Our next event 💛🧡💚 “An Afternoon Visit to the Corset Factory” with Philip Warren. Tuesday 18th May at 7pm GMT
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Tickets are now on sale via Eventbrite.

Costume Historian and Chair of the Costume Society, Philip Warren, will give a presentation entitled: An Afternoon Visit to the Corset Factory: R&WH Symington of Market Harborough” to be followed by a Q&A. This talk tells the story of the famous corsetry, swimwear and foundation garment manufacturer that dominated the working life of Market Harborough from the 1870s through to the 1990s using original images from the Symington archive.

Tickets for SCCS Members and Members of The Costume Society (UK) are £5. Non-members tickets are £8.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-afternoon-visit-to-the-corset-factory-with-philip-warren-tickets-151357820315

#onlineevents #museumfromhome #historyoffashion #historyofdress #underpinnings #foundationgarments #swimwear #corsets #corsetfactory #corsetry #historylover #fashion #vintagefashion @jadejezebelle
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TODAY @fash_rev Dialogue - Art of Surface Patterns through Dye
A peek into our everything we at Ka-Sha Hand-quilting, Embroidery, Dyeing Techniques, conversations and more to come together and create, learn, interact and connect. Day 3 - Art of Surface Patterns through Dye @fash_rev for more info 🧡💛❤️ #handquilting
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