Started in November 2010, the Trerice Costume Group is recreating the clothes worn by the Arundell family of Trerice, near Newquay, Cornwall, and their household in Tudor times. The group is made up of a number of National Trust volunteers with varying sewing abilities, although we all enjoy being involved in the project.
The inspiration for the clothes we are making comes from the Arundell family brasses in Stratton Church, near Bude, and the Cosworth family brasses in Colan Church, near Newquay (their in-laws). We started the project by making costumes for children to try on when they visit Trerice, but it has become so popular, and with increasing requests from adults, that we are making them for big kids too! We hope to enable visitors of all ages to tread in the footsteps of the Arundell family and their household in the time of Elizabeth I.