The Misty Thicket Story
Deep in an old English forest lives a curious family. The sounds of children playing blend with the steady thrum of sewing machines. For years they have dwelt here, creating beautiful clothing for a lucky few. On the wall of the home is set an old faded picture of an elderly Englishwoman with her sewing machine. She learned the Art of sewing from her mother, and she from hers, and again back to a time immemorial. It is this tradition you will find proudly performed deep within the wooded enclaves of the Misty Thicket...
Well Met and welcome to the Misty Thicket! Specializing in handmade European period clothing for over 10 years, on this online forum mistythicket.com we offer the best in high-quality and unique Renaissance, Medieval, and Celtic garb.
The Misty Thicket Team
Telena was inspired at a young age by her English grandmother "Nana" who was a formally trained master seamstress in London. And she, in turn, now has over 30 years experience as a seamstress. She is a dual-citizen of England and thoroughly enjoys traveling around the US. Through her website, auctions (limited selection), and custom orders, she and her husband Parrish are dedicated to producing the finest handmade period clothing available.
Parrish's background is in cultural anthropology and humanities. He is a student of Celtic studies, film, and the ancient Greco-Roman world. He began grading and cutting costumes with Telena in 2002 and now prepares all the orders for Telena's finishing work. Parrish is ready to answer any questions about garment sizing, alterations and special requests. As the site webmaster, he welcomes your feedback on the website.
Scott is a career Army mechanic, model, and creative force of nature for Misty Thicket Clothing. In addition to his enthusiastic field testing of our products, he has contributed tremendous moral support to our team and creative energy toward the development of our costumes. Scott currently resides in Texas, providing "eyes-on-the-ground" in one of the largest re-enactment epicenters in the world.
Until her untimely death in 2014, Lily was a tireless contributor to the re-enactment community. She founded her own business "Lily's Steampunk Emporium", was a member of the acting guild, directed several films, was a first degree black-belt and co-founded Pirate Con in the Michigan area. She had a masters in education (English) and enjoyed great success and renown at the helm of her local high school theatre department. Her creative collaborations and boundless enthusiasm for our company will be sorely missed.
We currently offer a large online catalog, however, we are always happy to take a custom order for an individual, whether they are looking for that "unique look", or they want a one-of-a-kind garment designed and sewn to their specifications. We are open to working with just about any fabric, color, or notion readily available.
We specialize in a wide variety of Celtic, Medieval, and Renaissance period clothing centered in Western Europe. Our most popular categories are chemises, tunics, and bloomers. Misty Thicket Clothing offers you everything from dramatic lined Irish Kinsale cloaks, to Roman Tunics, and even full 9 yard Scottish wool tartan Great Kilts! We ship Priority Mail to ensure timely delivery and all transactions are processed via Paypal's secure web server for your protection (smallbusiness.yahoo.com).
Ordering is as easy as clicking on an "Add To Cart" button beside any of our products. There you will be taken to our secure website and your transaction will be processed with Yahoo!'s shopping cart. We accept all forms of payment, that is, credit cards, electronic check, Paypal, and instant money order (if you prefer to pay by electronic check you will need to enter your bank's routing number and your checking account number using Paypal). If you would like to pay us directly by personal check (we will ship your item as soon as your check clears our bank), cashiers check, or money order for an order simply e-mail us with the item number or description and mail payment to the address below. All checks and money orders must be made out to Telena Ruhl:
Misty Thicket Clothing
145 Roe Rd
Paradise, CA 95969
We ship USPS Priority Mail insured. Please allow us the time (a minimum of 2 weeks) to manufacture your order and 5 days for shipping. Our business is fairly seasonal and we will be quite pressed from the spring through the fall months. Thank you for ordering! If you have any questions at all send us an e-mail.