Romantic Recollections

is creating historically-inspired costumes, embroidery, and embellishments.

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Behind the Scenes

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Thank you for joining me! This tier is for those who wish to support my work while also getting a little peek behind the scenes. I have a long list of projects I am currently working on that won't be publicly released until they are completed and worn, but you can see the details before anyone else! You get first dibs on any sample sales + special pricing on all new online classes.
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  • Early access to sample sales
  • $5 discount on new online classes

Historian

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This tier is for those who want to learn more about the history of embroidery and embellishment techniques but are not currently interested in the technique classes. It includes all the Behind the Scenes perks plus access to the historical research notes from my online classes and personal projects. These notes generally include an overview of the historical uses of the technique, extant examples, and museum links for your own study. From time to time I will offer Zoom calls featuring extant examples from museum study appointments or private collections, so that you can learn about these pieces in more detail. 

Please note that study appointments are dependent on museum policies and my ability to travel, and may not be possible until current COVID restrictions are fully lifted.
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  • Early access to sample sales
  • $5 discount on new online classes
  • Historical + Research notes
  • Zoom calls featuring extant examples

Advanced Student

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$20
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This tier is intended for students of my advanced classes, such as 18th c. Passementerie or Millinery Flowers. It is intended to provide additional support to help you successfully complete your practice pieces and projects. At this tier, you have access to monthly "studio hours" via Zoom as well as a monthly coupon good for physical supplies, which otherwise do not go on sale.

Studio Hours will be offered at least twice a month via Zoom, with the goal of helping you successfully complete the next step of your project. For example, you can get personal feedback about narrowing down your colors and design or ask for help with a specific technique you're struggling with. This is also a great option for those who struggle with motivation or accountability, who would thrive with a set time to work on a project alongside others. 

The first time you join this tier, I'll send out a welcome note with samples of antique knotted fringe passementerie (aka "fly fringe") for your personal study collection. 

This is a tool intended to help you be successful, so please use it in the way that makes the most sense for you. Join this tier for a month or two as you get started on a project, or stay longer for continued accountability and encouragement. Either way, I'm so happy you're here!
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  • Behind-the-scenes content
  • Early access to sample sales
  • $5 discount on new online classes
  • 10% off class supplies
  • Studio Hours : 2+ hours per month
  • Welcome note + passementerie samples

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About Romantic Recollections

Hello, and thank you for stopping by! 

I'm Denise, the creator behind Romantic Recollections. I've been creating historical costumes for 25+ years and have a degree in apparel design and pattern making. However, my true love is puzzling out new techniques and challenging my own skills. Most of my favorite projects started with "I wonder if I can..." and required a few months of testing and experimentation to get to the answer. 

However, that research and experimentation stage can be a bit messy and terribly lonely. I want Patreon to be a space where I can connect with community in a more meaningful and relaxed way than social media allows. I'd love to share my process and projects with you before I'm ready to polish them up and share them more publicly. Depending on which tier you feel is right for you, you're welcome to come along on my journey to observe, learn alongside me, stretch your own skills, or even lend a hand behind the scenes. 

I deeply appreciate the support and trust of those who choose to join me in this adventure. Your support means I can spend more time on new projects and sharing what I learn. Thank you. 

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