Pictured above are the stays I am currently working on. They are based on a set of stays that went up for Auction a while back, combined with some other pieces I like. When I get a chance i will post more about them. They are linen. On boning - I could argue all day about the merits of each type of boning currently on the market and the similarities they have with materials used during the time period. The stays I am basing the this set on has baleen as the boning.
I just recently made some tallow from fat. I will try to take a little time and take pictures and post about it.
Research about starch. Trying to gather as much as I can. I will continue to edit this and keep notes here as I go.