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All illustrations, text and designs contained in this site are  Copyright 1982-2012 Kannik's Korner, or its licensors.
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Our Company Goals and History

Kannik's Korner evolved from the mutual ideas and goals of Fritz and Kathleen Kannik, who as living history interpreters and historical costumers, realized the need for accurate, authentic costumes and patterns with which to produce period garments. Our goal is to give the historical costumer an easy to use pattern, based on sound documentation. We are attempting to produce patterns to fit a twentieth century figure, using several sources of documentation from existing pieces and/or contemporary sources for each pattern.

In demonstrating sewing techniques and teaching workshops, it was apparent that period style reference books would be beneficial to the living historian and period craftsperson. This would allow accurate craftsmanship methods to be used in creation of garments and accoutrements, and to serve as reference while in a historical setting. This was the inspiration for "The Lady's Guide to Plain Sewing", our first book.

It is hoped that Kannik's Korner publications will provide valuable resources to the living history, museum, and theatrical costumer, and encourage continued improvement in historical interpretation. Our research and consultation services may also help in development of historical programming and interpretation.