Textile Arts

Any topic related to the production of thread, yarn, felt, or cloth, or the making of articles from cloth or fabric

59th International Old Lacemakers, Inc. Convention

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.

[EAS] Hrim Schola XVI

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. 

Loop braiding tutorial online

Ingrid Crickmore of the Braid Society in Great Britain has posted a tutorial on Loop Braiding on the Braids and Bands Yahoo Groups.

[AET] Gypsies in the Land of the Candle

It's Fall, lets have some fun! See the caravan attack! Watch the knife duels! The gypsies are invading!

[AET] Fabric, Fiber, Fighting, Fencing, etc (FFF IX)

The Shire of ACG will host the ninth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 18-20, 2011, at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address).

[CAI] Collegium Caidis & IKINS

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.

Vindolanda finds point to advanced textile industry

It's not just about togas anymore. New evidence shows that "the Romans had a surprisingly advanced textile industry -- and possibly a luxury fashion addiction," with garments that included paenulas and laenas of wool, leather or felt.

Drachenwald impresses with Pennsic gift basket

It is a tradition for SCA royalty to gift other kingdom royals with a basket of items made by members from Their Kingdom. In 2011, Drachenwald's gift basket to Ealdormere was particularly splendid. Annika Madejska shares photos of items included in the basket on PicasaWeb.

13th century fulling mill found in Barrowburn

A team of archaeologists from Coquetdale Community Archaeology has discovered the remains of a 13th century cloth mill on the River Coquet near Barrowburn, England. Experts believe that the mill was built by monks from the Newminster Abbey in Morpeth.

Making linen napkins

Those who would like to update their feast gear may want to take a look at the Fabric Store's article How to Make Your Own Linen Napkin, a simple project with detailed directions.

[ANT] Fibers and Fletching

The Canton of Bearwood invites one and all for a weekend of fun.

[ANS] Fiber Arts College

Welcome to Ansteorra's latest Fiber College!

Save the Philadelphia textiles!

On the A Fashionable Excuse blog, Lady Elizabeth of Rivenstar reports that a box of 15th-16th century textiles was recently discovered in the Design Center of Philadelphia University. Now a fundraiser is in the works where those willing to donate will be given access to study the fabrics. (photo)

[NOR] Castle Clearance

Clean out the closet, spare room and garage! Get rid of that gear that you don’t use, doesn’t fit or isn’t your persona anymore! Garb, fabric, feast gear, armor – anything period or relating to the SCA, And bring it to Coille Stoirmeil’s Castle Clearance

The Fiber Event 2011

The Fiber Event 2011 - Greencastle, Indiana

[NOR] Silks & Needles

Silks & Needles will once again be held in the Shire of Korsvag on April 30, 2011. The site will open at 8:00am, with classes commencing at 9:00am and ending at 3:00. Site closes at 4:00pm.

[AET] Winter Gathering

The Dominion of Myrkfaelinn extends an invitation to one and all to visit us for a day of Tournament, Melee, Fencing, Feasting, A&S and dancing.

Persimmon dye from ancient Korea finds new foothold in modern world

Galot, fabric died with the juice of unripe persimmons, likely originated in Korea in the 15th century and became the mainstay clothing of farmers and fisherman. Largely lost to the centuries, a fashion designer is reviving the art on the resort island of Jeju.

[CAL] 14th Annual Bobbin & Weaving

Bring your latest project and join us for a weekend of fun. Baroness Caitlin nic Aindriu will be teaching a class on book binding. A number of other 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.

SCAdian couple shows off skills to Fort Morgan Times

Martha Monsson's talents include knitting, chrocheting, spinning, and weaving. Equally impressive is her collection of histric textile tools, ranging from 19th century spinning wheels to an authentic Roman distaff.

"How to History" offers video tutorials for the historic arts

The website How to History offers a divers series of videos that teach a variety of medieval crafts of use to re-enactors.

Medieval beadwork research online

On her blog, medievalbeadwork, Roxelana Bramante (Jonalee A. Crabb) shares her research regarding the origins of medieval beaded flowers.

[AET] Fabric, Fiber, Fighting, Fencing, & Fishing

The Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais will host the eighth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 19-21, at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address).

Woodstock Fleece Festival

The Woodstock Fleece Festival is an annual event that invites fibre artists and others to join together in an atmosphere of appreciation, learning and camaraderie. The show will incorporate workshops and demonstrations from top instructors.  Exhibition booths will be selling everything from raw fibre to quality finished goods.  It is also a great place to have lunch!

[ATL] St. Brigid's Thread Needle Faire

The Barony of Tir-y-Don has a new Patron Saint. Come join us as we celebrate St. Brigid's Thread Needle Faire with Poultry Farmers, Dairymaids, Blacksmiths, Watermen, and Seamstresses. Fight till you drop, sew till your fingers bleed or take classes until the cows come home.

[WES] Eskalyan A&S Day

All are invited to the home of Cynehild Cynesigesdohtor for a day of sewing, chatting, food, and movies (requisite to the sewing, naturally!).

Bomticc Tapestry chronicles history of the SCA

Lady Jadwiga Wlodzislawska of the Middle Kingdom has undertaken a a monumental challenge: to create a tapestry chronicling the history of the Society for Creative Anachronism. (photos)

Fabric War Melee immortalized in video

Godfrey von Rheinfels has posted a video of the climatic Fabric War Melee, which took place in the Barony of Sun Dragon, Kingdom of Atenveldt, on June 19th, 2010.

[ANT] Fibers and Fletching

Do you want to work on your archery? Perhaps you want to learn a new fiber art? Or maybe work on your fighting or cooking skills. Come to the Canton of Bearwood's Fibers and Fletching, where there will be workshops and classes on Fibers, Fletching, Food, and of course, Fighting. Come work on your draw arm, embroidering with style, cook up a storm, or just have fun beating upon one another!

Textile tour of London and Bath

Melissa Leventon, former Textile Curator-in-Charge at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will lead a nine-day tour of museums, artisans’ studios and textile art dealers September 24 to October 2, 2010. The tour will focus on the cities of London and Bath.