|Thistlebees began in 2003, started and run by Bonnie, the owner. The enterprise is essentially a one person operation although her husband runs the web site aspect of things since launching this site three years ago. It is now a showcase of work both past and present and hopefully will provide a good feel for what is done.
Cloaks were very much the early speciality (see our "Pot Pourri" page of assorted past work) - but we have moved on considerably with many hats
of distinction, chemises and partlets now being made ''in house''
at our small cottage dwelling in South
Central Pennsylvania. We sell on eBay
and a search there for "Thistlebees" will turn up our current pages which
depending on the time of year may be more
or less. In fact you might well go read
feedback pages where you will see
our garments are well received. More recently we have also started showing items on Etsy which we hope to use more over time - another useful route to communicating with us.
We are essentially ''Renaissance'' in
flavor but in fact this includes many
other potential categories. Such as -
"Celtic", "Fantasy Costumes",
"Hippy", Gothic", "Bohemian",
and "Civil War" - to name but
have become much more varied in design, ranging from the plain basic varieties through to more complex designs as well as many now receiving embroidery. Partlets and chemises also have grown in output with embroidery again playing an important role.
Due to the numbers of images we now have, some categories are split into more than one page, plus sub divisions according to type.
Subject to fabric choices
and availablity, we can very likely make it for you if you have some idea you wish to see implemented.
us to inquire and include "Thistlebees" in your subject line to help us with spam spotting! Our turnaround time depends
on factors such as the season, communication
and, availability of a chosen fabric.