Manchester University in England has created a searchable website of sources for medieval textiles and clothing. The lexis of cloth and clothing in Britain c. 700-1450: origins, identification, contexts and change collects documentation from "diverse academic disciplines: archaeology, archaeological textiles, art history, economic history, literature, languages."
Now in it’s 18th year, the Great Lakes Fiber Show will be held May 25 and 26, at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 199 Vanover St., Wooster, Ohio. The hours are 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday. New this year will be activities going on under the grandstand.
Those interested in Icelandic and Scandanavian textiles will want to watch a video featuring archaeologist and textile expert Michele Hayeur Smith presenting at the Anthropology Distinguished Lecture at Bridgewater State University.
Bring your latest project and join us for a weekend of fun. A number of people have offered to teach just about anything you would like to learn, such as bobbin lace, kumihimo, tablet weaving, netting, spinning, needle felting, felting, knitting, nalbinding, sprang, bookbinding, etc.
Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum adds to its Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles and Costume with BIG, "a stunning display, exclusively drawn from the ROM's collection of nearly 50,000 textiles and costumes. The exhibit opens November 3, 2012.
The Battle of Agincourt was a decisive victory for the English during the Hundred Years War. The French were sure their superior numbers and the crossbow would bring a swift victory to France. The outnumbered Englishmen with their longbows proved them wrong. C'est la vie!
The next time you are in Seoul, Korea, make sure to visit the Simone Handbag Museum, whick opens in the Gangnam District in August. The museum will feature mostly European purses from the 16th century through modern times.
The May 2012 issue of History Today features a slideshow from a major exhibition at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art: Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition. The exhibit runs through July 8, 2012.
The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has posted an article on pasttimes of noble ladies during the Renaissance. The article, Renaissance women at leisure, includes short descriptions, with photos, of interests such as hunting, needlework and gaming.
Daegrad Tools in Sheffield, England offers a wide range of Anglo-Saxon tools and equipment, extensively researched, including knives, tools and crafting items such as spindles and looms. The website features close-ups of the tools.
Green Mountain Garb creates historical sewn goods. Custom orders for unique, documentable garb are always welcome! Ready-to-wear garb and other merchandise, including dolls and doll clothing, may also be available; items currently in stock will vary.
Bring your latest project and join us for a weekend of fun. A number of people have offered to teach just about anything you would like to learn, such as bobbin lace, kumihimo, tablet weaving, netting, spinning, needle felting, felting, knitting, nalbinding, sprang, etc.
For those of you interested in all things related to lacemaking, the International Old Lacers, Inc. (IOLI) conference is going to be hosted in St Paul, MN. The conference will be from August 5-11 with registration starting on February 1, 2012.
Hrim Schola has gone on the road! The Shire of Quintavia welcomes you to Hrim Schola XVI, our annual schola celebrating the fiber arts. As is customary, classes will be scheduled throughout the day with enough time in between to enjoy Mistress Eleanor LeBrun's sideboard, shop and shmooze.
Collegium Caidis: Devoted to providing low cost and high quality classes, taught by SCA members for SCA members. At the same site and same time, the Inter-Kingdom Intensive Needlework Symposium (IKINS) will be providing advanced classes on embroidery-related topics.