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Cathy Hay

Cathy HayBritish costume artist Cathy Hay is the creator and publisher of both Foundations Revealed and the award-winning Your Wardrobe Unlock'd, which were borne out of a grand wish to help other corsetmakers and seamstresses to stay inspired and positive, maximise their skills and realise their sewing dreams. She is a member of both the Costume Society in the UK and the Costumer's Guild West in the USA, teaches at Costume College. Her own website is The Peacock Dress and Other Stories.

Marion McNealy

Marion McNealyMarion McNealy is Editor for Foundations Revealed. She also takes care of all the technical details behind the scenes for both our websites.

Marion loves teaching others to draft their own patterns and explore new ideas. She has a serious weakness for the straight front corsets and beautiful flossing designs of the late Victorian age.

Marion lives with her very patient husband and son in the Pacific North West.

Noelle Paduan

Noelle Paduan

Noelle is, as well as article formatter for Foundations, our long-suffering web guru, with knowledge and advice to offer on layout and usability. She is officially responsible for the important role of freaking out over image margins, line spacing and smooth movement around Foundations Revealed and Your Wardrobe Unlock'd. She isn't happy with the sites yet, but she’s slowly whipping us into shape.

Appropriately enough, Noelle hails from Silicon Valley, and describes herself thus: "Friend, wife, cat staff, web ninja, world-traveler, costumer, fangirl, princess of power. Generally well-rounded and interested in most things."

Sharon Nevin

Sharon NevinSharon is official Correspondence Rock Star for Harman Hay Publications, answering your email and keeping things running smoothly.

Sharon fell down the rabbit hole of historic costuming when she first started University and came across a medieval group at orientation week. Since then her interest in Medieval and Tudor costuming has expanded to cover much of the Early Modern period. Sharon is also fascinated by the mechanics and evolution of pattern drafting systems and changes in sewing techniques over time.

Sharon is Australian-British and is currently living in England (again).

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