“The research has been conducted not only with meticulous scholarship, but with obvious joy as well, making this book a pleasure to read. It’s a must-have for anyone – hobbyist to professional – seeking to reconstruct Tudor and Elizabethan clothing.” —Dress
Ninya Mikhaila has been making reproduction historical costumes since 1988. She established her business in 1994 after gaining a Higher National Diploma in Costume Interpretation at the London College of Fashion. She has been the principal maker for JMD&Co since then. Her other clients include the Royal Armouries, Historic Royal Palaces, The National Trust, English Heritage and The National Archives
Jane Malcolm-Davies is director of JMD&Co, a live interpretation consultancy. She managed costumed interpretation at Hampton Court Palace from 1992 to 2004 and was lecturer in leisure management at the University of Surrey, where she gained her doctorate in heritage interpretation, until 2005. Her current work includes training front-of-house staff for historic properties, including Buckingham Palace. Jane also undertakes interpretation, evaluation and other visitor studies for heritage organizations such as The National Trust and Historic Scotland.