Any topic related to the production of thread, yarn, felt, or cloth, or the making of articles from cloth or fabric
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-08-20 21:19
Researchers in Italy have the rare opportunity to examine and analyze the remains of Henry VII of Luxembourg, German king and Holy Roman emperor, who died in 1313 and is buried in Pisa Cathedral. The remains were exhuned in 2013 to determine the emperor’s physical features and cause of death. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-08-08 14:51
Amandine Mérat and Emily Taylor of the British Museum recently completed the task of auditing, documenting and re-housing 1,800 textiles of the Roman, Byzantine and early Islamic eras. In an article on the museum's website, the two discuss the process of handling the spectacular artifacts in the collection. (photos)
Submitted by lindalearn on Wed, 2014-06-11 20:19
Just a note to try to notify all my friends and customers. Dragon's Magic will be selling out and closing at this Pennsic, 2014.
I'm going back to school full time and closing my store, Class Act Fabrics/Dragon's Magic. I will also be putting up my Slavic 'house on wheels' up for sale.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-03-01 10:31
The six "Lady and the Unicorn" tapestries, housed by the Musée National du Moyen Age in Paris, were showing their age with dust and sagging linings taking their toll, but the 16th century Flemish masterpieces were recently given new life with a complete restoration of the linings and a special vacuuming. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-12-24 23:15
A new study by Marianne Vedeler, Associate Professor at the Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo, shows that Norwegian Vikings enjoyed a brisk silk trade with the Persian and Byzantine Empires. The study was based partially on silk fragments found In an Oseberg ship. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-10-15 16:53
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted several albums of photos from Coronation, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. Also recently posted was a photo album from Dyeing Symposium. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-05-12 15:48
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."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-04-24 20:27
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-04-12 14:34
Come join Spiaggia Levantina on Sunday, April 21, 2013 for a day all about period Fiber Arts skills!
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Mon, 2013-03-25 20:03
A greenish-brown wool tunic was uncovered when a glacier in south Norway began retreating.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-03-08 16:37
Hrim Schola has gone on the road! The Shire of Quintavia welcomes you to Hrim Schola XVII, the East's annual schola celebrating the fiber arts.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-02-03 10:01
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-01-25 15:14
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-12-29 20:44
Are you ready to have some Fiber Fun?!
January 12, 2013
9am to 4pm
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-11-16 13:36
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-10-26 18:27
The tenth annual grand textile symposium, many "F" event will be held on the weekend of November 16-18, 2012, at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address).
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-10-26 17:36
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!
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-10-20 16:56
From warped loomatics to those who prefer spin out of control and every fiber enthusiast in between, I look forward to this third iteration of Fiber Frivolity.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-08-25 14:00
On September 8-9, 2012, the 105th Annual Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festivalwill take place in Stahlstown, Pennsylvania. The festival will feature the process of making linen from the flax plant.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-07-27 16:37
Bring your spinning wheels, drop spindles, carding tools, knitting, crochet, lucet etc.
Teach what you know, learn new tricks, meet like minded artisans.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-07-20 23:43
As part of the 50/50 A&S Challenge, Madame du Pont of the Kingdom of An Tir has created a series of instructional videos on "How to Make a Silk Standard." The videos are available to view on YouTube.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Sat, 2012-07-14 18:03
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-05-30 16:05
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-05-19 17:13
Learn how to make Medieval Clothing from various cultures and time periods.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-05-02 15:54
Please join in the fun of Fiber Frivolity II Saturday, July 7, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-05-02 07:53
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-04-09 23:55
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.
Submitted by K. Mayer on Sun, 2012-03-11 11:35
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-02-27 19:59
The Shire of Turm an dem See presents Lamb to Loom
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-02-03 12:46
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.