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Arnolfini Dress

I think anybody who is more than slightly interested in late medieval dresses will know the Arnolfini dress – this voluminous green monster of a gown, fur-lined, worn with a headdress and looking, well, stunning.

The BBC series “A Stitch in Time” has also taken a closer look at this dress, re-creating it to see how it looks and moves:

The show does a nice exploration of different historical and modern techniques – including modern fabric production and dyeing with woad and weld.

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