Deb Salisbury


Deb Salisbury is the owner of the Mantua-Maker Historical Sewing Patterns, established in 1994. Her costuming career began early – making dresses for her sister’s dolls. She discovered costuming at the BayCon masquerade, a science fiction convention held in 1885 1985, and soon thereafter fell in love with historical costuming. After many years of collecting historical clothing terms, she decided to assemble and share them with other costume historians.

Where to find Deb Salisbury online

Where to buy in print


Elephant's Breath & London Smoke: Historical Colour Names, Definitions & Uses
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 180,460. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2009 by Five Rivers Publishing Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
This book will tell you about colour in history, the names of colours, when they were used, how they were used, what they looked like, and where they came from. There are dye recipes, paint ingredients, poetic language and general commentary all in the words of period writers.

Deb Salisbury’s tag cloud