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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
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.