Tudor Hats – fashion, form and function.
Local Historian, Helen Good, talks about fashion and constructions of Tudor headpieces. She looks at the variations in style and construction, highlighting how the patterns changed to reflect status and occupation of the wearer.
In the 1570s in Hull the corporation hired knitting teachers from Doncaster to teach the poor of Hull to knit. The plan was to give them a skill that they could use to earn a living and the teaching took place in Trinity Church (now called Hull Minster). We don’t know what they were learning to knit, but the most common knitted garments were hats and stockings, and this talk will also include discussion of how Elizabethan knitted hats were made.
*Publicity photograph: ‘Portrait of a Man in a Red Cap’, 1532–35, by Hans Holbein the Younger. (Courtesy: The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Public domain)
At Hull Minster we have strong artistic roots with 700 years of cultural and artistic tradition. We encourage artists and performers as well as cultivating participation in the arts for city centre communities.