Archive - Mar 19, 2011

Historic knitted artifact photos online

Those who study historical knitting will want to visit the website for the conference Fashioning the Early Modern: Creativity & Innovation in Europe: 1500-1800. where they will be able to view photos of knitted items from the Victoria and Albert Museum.

A short history of fabric in the Middle East

In a recent online issue of Saudi Aramco World Magazine, the history of fabric in the Middle East from the 11th century forward is discussed. Such fabrics as gauze and muslin were once very different from the way they are known today.

Elizabethan theaters and the Internet

In an opinion piece for the New York Times, Scott Turow, Paul Aiken and James Shapiro ponder the connection between “cultural paywalls,” public playhouses, and the free sharing of creative content on the Internet.