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About us

For more than 10 years Nehelenia Patterns has been serving european and overseas customers with authentic historic sewing patterns, fashion accessories and living history goods. Among our customers are Reenactors, Movie, TV &. Theatre Productions, Ensembles, Museums, Textile Collections, Schools, Living History Associations and Clubs.

We are a family business based in western Germany and take pride in our fast and friendly service. Wether you live in Rome or Shanghai – we get your order to you fast!

Please do not hesitate to ask, should you need any assistance while ordering or experience any porblems with our website! We’re happy to help you. Send an E-mail to: stefanie@neheleniapatterns.com

Our Team

Christina Dettmers
Diplom Mode Designerin

studied fashion design at the university of applied sciences in Bielefeld / Germany and finished her studies with a diploma. She completed a costume design course at Central St. Martin´s College, London. Based in London she runs "Nehelenia Historical Clothing Co.", a fashion studio devoted to authentic period wear, and hosts lectures and workshops on historical clothing in the UK. She lends her knowledge in pattern design to Nehelenia Patterns's on range of sewing patterns.You can conact her at: info@historicalclothing.net

Stefanie Dettmers
M.A. in Spätantiker Archäologie

studied textile arts and archeology at the University of Münster / Germany, graduated with a Master of Arts degree and is currently doing her doctorate. She is author of the historic novel "London Hades" set in 18th C. London. At Nehelenia she is responsible for webdesign, buying and customer care and hosts lectures and workshops on historical clothing in Germany.You can conact her at: stefanie@neheleniapatterns.com

Dorothea und Hans-Joachim Dettmers

are running Nehelenia's shipping department and responsible for German customer care.


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