WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPONSOR US?
If your company is interested in sponsoring us, advertising with us or offering us prize items then please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our main sponsor is of course Sew Curvy, (run by our own Julia Bremble) an online shop specialising in all the essential supplies for corset making, as well as for costume, lingerie and couture sewing. In fact lots of hard to find tools and unusual fabrics are waiting for you in the Sew Curvy shop. Some you didn't even know you wanted until you saw them!
In addition classes (with the emphasis on corsetry) are taught in the lovely cottage studio in the Oxfordshire countryside by Julia herself and by various guest tutors. All levels from beginners to advanced, with special masterclasses on such subjects as cupped corsets, sheers and draping. Check out the website too for free tutorials and a goldmine of information.
Top sewing machine manufacturer Janome have been a regular sponsor. With a wide range of machines in their collection, many of which are ideal for corsetry, Janome are regularly recommended as being reliable, stable and capable machines. All important considerations for corsetry. There's a reason they appear in so many classrooms and studios, they do the job wonderfully and efficiently.This year we had a sewing room with a selection of machines for attendees to try out.
Foundations Revealed have been a regular sponsor since the early days of the conference. Unique in it's position as a subscription library of all things corsetry and costume. There is also a number of excellent free articles. Some of our team have been wrtiers in the past. Currently undergoing a rebrand and revamp, take a look
What Katie Did are a long established brand specialising in retro corsetry, lingerie and hosiery. Sign up to the mailing list for the latest collections. Their off the rack corsets are among the very best available.
Australian corset brand Vanyanis have also been designing and producing busks and jewellery inspired by the engraved busks we've all drooled over on antique corsets. A truly wonderful product for a special garment. And the jewellery is so beautiful too. A corsetiere's essential!
The Underpinnings Museum is a fabulous new project by Karolina Laskowska. A radical innovation in showcasing and documenting exquisite objects, dedicated to the evolution of underwear through the ages.
BANNER PHOTO CREDIT: Corset by Moody Corsetry. Modelled by GIngerface. Image copyright InaGlo Photography 2015