Costume Related Talks & Workshops

Current topics include:

Exploring Steampunk: A primer on steampunk and steampunk costuming

Learn about the origins of the steampunk creative movement and how to get started on creating your own steampunk look. This is an ideal primer those interested in steampunk and costuming.

A/V Requirements: Data projector, microphone / Other requirements: Table for costume item display.

Costumes in Detail: Mid-16th Century Florentine Female Clothing and Accessories

Karen will share her research into sewing techniques and patterns used in Eleanora di Toledo’s extant gowns and the extant Pisa dresses. There will be a display of gowns recreated using these techniques.

Karen J Carlisle’s main area of interest is re-creation of mid sixteen century Florentine clothing and accessories. She has been a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism since 1994. She attended the Florence 2008 Costume Symposium: Janet Arnold Tribute, with lectures by Roberta Orsi Landini and the conservators of the Laboratorio Centro Restauri Tesseli, Pisa.

This talk would be of interest to the costume enthusiast and re-creator.

A/V Requirements: Data projector, microphone / Other requirements: Table for costume item display.


Per Talk: AU$250 (plus GST).

Engagement includes: approx. 45-60 minutes – includes talk and question/demonstration time.

Per Workshop: AU$250 (plus GST)

Engagement includes: approx 60 minutes of workshop/discussion

Per Day: AU$600 (plus GST) per day (3 talks max)

Engagement includes: Up to three talks – approx. 45-60 minutes – includes talk and question/demo time.

Note: Travel costs may be incurred for travel outside of metropolitan Adelaide.

Special arrangements can be made for community and non-profit groups.

To book Karen for a speaking engagement for libraries, organisations or schools,

please contact me

(subject: Speaking Engagment).

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