Silk, Cotton, and Luddites, Oh My!
Research for Secrets Between Lovers began with a dive into the textiles industry--brutal cotton, special silks, and those menacing Luddites.
Hey, they were just trying to make a living, actually! Click on the links to read a few of the sources I read during my research and to learn more.
See silk patterns from Spitalfields master weavers in this awesome book:
The Fanshawe Dress from (you guessed it!) Spitalfields is drool worthy:
Learn about the housing and family heritage of Spitalfields silk weavers:
Learn more about the word Luddite and its origin:
Learn more about advances in Textile production during the nineteenth century:
Looking for more historical romance set against the rich background of silk? Look no more!
Let's take that Spitalfields deep dive even deeper!
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