Welcome to my workshop

Headshot of Robyn Spencer wearing early 16th century German clothing

This site is a collection of articles on how I have researched and made a range of medieval and renaissance projects, together with some specific tutorials. You’ll find this site is rich in Headwear and early 16th century German women’s clothing, with side excursions into everything from puppets to pavilions.

I hope you find these pages interesting and useful in making your own projects. If so, I’d love to hear about it…

Torso of a woman wearing a German gown in green wool with wide sleeves and deep black velvet trim


Research and inspiration, design, construction process.

Strips of wool fabric dyed in a range of colours

How to

Tutorials on specific skills and techniques, used in the projects.