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How to Purchase a Membership
How to Manage your Membership
How to Log In and Log Out
How to Cancel Your Membership (Paypal)
How to Cancel Your Membership (Credit card)
How to Get a Free Membership

Articles

How to Find Articles

How to Save your Favourite Articles at Foundations Revealed
How to Save an Article to your Hard Drive
How to Print an Article
How To Get Notified about New Articles
How to Use the Mobile and Desktop Sites

Get involved

How to Submit an Article Idea and Become a Writer
How to Advertise Your Business
How to Contact Us

 


 

How to Purchase a Membership

New members

FRsignupClick the big red SIGN UP link at the top of any page (also pictured left). Membership involves a small monthly fee to ensure that our writers are paid. You can cancel at any time you choose. (See below for how to cancel.)

You will need a credit card or Paypal account to purchase your recurring monthly subscription. If you do not have either, consider purchasing a one-off Gift Membership, which gives "Access All Areas" membership to both Foundations and our sister costume makers' site Your Wardrobe Unlock'd for a finite period of time as a one-off payment.

Returning members

Your old username and password are still active, even if you don't currently have a paid membership. Renew by clicking My Account in the login menu (top right of any page when you're not signed in) or the link in the footer menu at the bottom of any page. Sign in using your usual login and password for the main site, and click the Add/Renew Membership link.

 

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How to Manage your Membership

Go to My Account by clicking the link in the login menu (top right of any page when you're not signed in) or the link in the footer menu at the bottom of any page. You'll need to sign in, using your usual login and password for the main site.

On this page you'll find details of your current membership and the date you're currently paid up to. There are also links to renew your membership and update your password, email address,  profile and email preferences.

 

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How to Log In and Log Out

Use the drop-down box on the top right of any page. If you're not logged in, it'll say Log In. If you *are* logged in, it'll say Hi [your name]!. Rest assured that only you can see your real name.

Don't forget that as well as bookmarking foundationsrevealed.com, you can also access the site easily with the abbreviated url frcorset.com.

 

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How to Cancel Your Membership (if you signed up with Paypal)

Please note that Paypal frequently change things around on their site. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if these instructions do not correspond with the Paypal site.

1. Log in to your account here.

2. On the left hand side of the page you will see a box entitled "Active Subscriptions", under which your membership type(s) will be listed. Click the "cancel" link next to the subscription you want to cancel.

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3. Confirm in the popup box.

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4. Log into Paypal and click "My Pre-Approved payments" in the yellow warning bar (illustrated below).

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5. Click on "Harman Hay Publications Inc".

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6. Hit "Cancel".

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7. Confirm your instruction in the pop-up box.

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8.Check for the confirmation message that your subscription is cancelled. You will also receive an email from us, and one from Paypal.

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Alternatively, drop us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving us at least three days' notice before your renewal date. (Find your renewal date by logging into My Account.) We do not offer full or partial refunds for late cancellations. You must cancel your membership BEFORE the next payment in order not to be charged. Once you have cancelled you will continue to have access to the members-only pages until the date to which you are paid up.

 

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How to Cancel Your Membership (if you signed up with a credit card)

1. Log in to your account here.

2. On the left hand side of the page you will see a box entitled "Active Subscriptions", under which your membership type(s) will be listed. Click the "cancel" link next to the subscription you want to cancel.

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3. Confirm in the popup box.

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4. The text will change to "Cancelled".

5. You will receive a confirmation email from us. Check your credit card the following month to ensure that no further charges have been made.

 

Alternatively, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. giving us at least three days' notice before your renewal date. (Find your renewal date by logging into My Account.) We do not offer full or partial refunds for late cancellations. You must cancel your membership BEFORE the next payment in order not to be charged. Once you have cancelled you will continue to have access to the members-only pages until the date to which you are paid up.

Cancellations may not be instantaneous and time should be allowed for the request to pass through the system. Cancellations made less then 36 hours before payment is due may not be processed in time.

 

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How to Get a Free Membership

You can get a free membership in one of three ways:

      • Become an Affiliate: Place our banners and links on your website and YOU will receive the equivalent of a month's membership fee when someone signs up through your link. We have a number of members who actually make more money by doing this than their membership costs - in effect *we* pay *them* to be members! (Your results may vary, however.)
      • Win our Competition: Each year we run a Corsetry Competition with some fabulous prizes for makers at Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced skill levels. Every eligible entry is featured on the site, and winners are chosen by a silent vote among the paying members. The deadline and voting take place in February and March of each year. 
      • Become a writer: Every writer who successfully publishes more than four articles with us becomes a Lifetime Free Member.

 

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How to Find Articles

Free Articles

The Free Articles are available from the main menu by going to Articles>Free Articles. You can either select Beginner or Intermediate & Advanced in the submenu, or click on Free Articles itself to go to all of them. The full list has the Beginner articles at the beginning, then Intermediate and Advanced articles.

Most recent articles

These are on the Homepage. Click through to pages 2, 3, 4 and so on to go back a few weeks. You'll also find them by clicking on Articles in the top menu. If you're a paying member, this is also the page that comes up automatically after you log in.

By category

Hover over Articles on the top menu to see a drop down menu of article categories. Further sub-menus can be found by hovering over each category in the list. Clicking on a category or sub-category will take you to a menu of all articles under that heading.

By keyword search

Use the Search box on the top right of every page.

By writer, topic, historical era or month of publication

Click Index in the top menu. Then click one of the red "tags" down the right hand side of the Index page, such as "Jenni Hampshire" or "Pattern Drafting" or "Edwardian" or "March 2013", to see all articles that fit that description. You can aso click on any of the red tags at the bottom of an article to find other articles that match that tag name.

By looking at a complete index of all the articles

Click Index in the top menu and scroll down to see a full, clickable list of every article we've ever published.

If all else fails

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

 

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How to Save your Favourite Articles at Foundations Revealed

reading listUnder every article intro on every menu page, and at the bottom of every full article, there is a small red bookmark symbol with the word "add" (pictured left). Click this to add the article to your Reading List.

Find your full Reading List, ready-sorted into categories, under Articles in the top menu. There's more on how to use the Reading List in our Blog.

 

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How to Save an Article to your Hard Drive

Use the Save function in your browser.

 

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How to Print an Article

print iconUse the Print icon (pictured left) that appears on the top right of the article, or use the Print function in your browser.

 

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How To Get Notified about New Articles

Stay in touch by signing up for our free Newsletter (right). You will receive it every Saturday morning, with details of our new article for that week plus a link to something interesting from our vast archive.

If you're on the fence about becoming a member, this weekly update will give you a good idea of what members get for their money. For members, this email is your quick at-a-glance weekly guide to what's new.

You can also keep in touch by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

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How to Use the Mobile and Desktop Sites

mobile menu iconWhen using the Desktop version of the site, your main navigation menu is across the top of the screen, under our logo. Hover over each item to see its submenu. Ensure that you use the site in a large enough window - go small enough and the site collapses to the mobile version.

 

desktop version iconOn the mobile site, click the square pink symbol (pictured above left) on the top left hand corner of your mobile device's screen to see a drop down version of the main menu. You will have to click on menu items to see the submenus, or you can switch to the desktop version of the site by clicking the "computer monitor" icon near the login box (pictured left).

 

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How to Submit an Article Idea and Become a Writer

Do not wait for us to "discover" you! We are always, always open to article ideas from new writers, and we are very friendly. Find out more about what we're looking for and how to contact the Editor by clicking Submissions in the footer menu at the bottom of any page.

 

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How to Advertise Your Business

You can advertise your business to a specialist group of engaged and committed corsetmakers and bra makers by purchasing an ad that will appear either at the top of all our free articles, at the top of the Directory page, or at the bottom of every page. See more by clicking Advertise in the top menu.

You can also sponsor our Competition, or sponsor a membership for a would-be member who is experiencing financial hardship. Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details.

 

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How to Contact Us

Use the Contact Us link in the footer menu at the bottom of any page to get hold of us. Keep in mind that we're a very small team indeed. We aim to answer customer service queries within 24 hours, or three days at the most, and other correspondence within a week. If we don't reply, chase us!

 

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