Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Aaaaand … breath


The reason I have been making these costumes was a for an event put on at Wollaton Hall by myself and several others as our second term project. There was a performance one day, and a tour the day after. I don’t have the performance pictures yet, but here is mine and Hanna’s little section of the tour.


Hanna' made the model, Wollaton Hall is a beautiful Elizabethan country house, it had some tower rooms that were tucked out of the way and used for secret parties 100 of years ago. This was her version of what one of the rooms may have looked like in the regency era.


We also made up some regency food from authentic recipes. Not all of it is here, above is seedcake, stilton, dried pineapple, pistachios, walnuts, and little shots of syllabub. The syllabub is a kind of thick desert drink, it was absolutely delicious. We also made beetroot pancakes (definitely an acquired taste) and chicken, bacon and parsley miniature pasties, which were a little odd.


The performance and tour both went really well, we had some very positive feedback and loads of people asking for recipes. The house shuts early and we were about 5 flights of stairs up (3 of those being tiny stone spirals) so we had a really rushed pack-up. But after that, it was such a beautiful day, and the grounds of the house were so gorgeous, it was definitely time for a snooze.


  1. oh my god thats so fantastic:-)

  2. I liked the beetroot pancakes!!!
    Dad, grandma, grandpa and I were all so proud of you when we came to the performance .....and yours and Hanna's stuff was easily the best - NO bias there whatsoever!
    love mum xxx