Textile Arts

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

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.

Museum to host textile "yard sale"

On May 28-29, 2010, the Textile Museum of Canada will open its doors for a special sale of "yardages, yarns, patterns, quilt fabrics, notions and crafts."

Design your own fabric

Looking for a just the right fabric for a special project but can't find what you need? Spoonflower Fabrics will create a fabric from your design.

SewFest West 2010

SewFest West 2010 is a public event for people who love needle arts such as sewing, quilting, embroidering, beading, embellishing, stitching, dyeing and felting to name just a few.

Period quilts on display at European museums

Lisa Evans, from the Quilt History discussion list, reports that two famous period quilts, the Tristan Quilt and the Coperta di Usella, will be on display this spring at museums in London and Florence.

[EAS] Hrim Schola XIV

The Shire of Frosted Hills welcomes you to Hrim Schola XIV, our annual schola celebrating the fiber arts.

Fibers Through Time

 

Fibers Through Time 2010

A Fiber Odyssey Sponsored by Arizona Federation of Weavers and Spinners Guilds, Inc.

Alexander the Great's Linen Armor

Researchers have found that Alexander the Great probably wore armor made of laminated linen fabric, rather than metal, and that the multiple glued layers functioned similarly to modern flak jackets.

Sprang discussion group online

Franco Rios invites those interested in the textile art of sprang to visit the Sprang List Yahoo discussion group. New members to the list are moderated until determined to be on topic.

[AET] Fabric, Fiber, & Fighting VII

The Shire of Nithgaard will host its sixth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 20-22, at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address). Saturday the 21st will be a day of classes and workshops devoted to fabric, string, and their glorious arts. Melee and tournament combat engagements in a medieval style will be organized by Thorvaldr Frithsamr. The site opens at 2PM on Friday, and closes at noon on Sunday.

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

Be sure and mark your calendars for SAFF 2009:

Anglo-Saxon dye and textile bibliography

The Anglo-Saxon Plant-Name Survey (ASPNS) has created a bibliography of sources for Dye and Textile History, including sections for Ancient World Dyes and Pigments and Medieval Dyes and Pigments.

Fabric Dragon

Fabric Dragon sells many items, but of especial interest to most SCAdians are the linen threads in multiple weights and colors, silk threads in multiple weights, colors, and degree of twist, beads (including those small enough to use easily in embroidery) and pearls of various types.

Krazy Kat Fiberhaus

Purveyors of fine needlework supplies, Krazy Kat Fiberhaus carries all kinds of threads, patterns and notions usable and appreciated by the Historic needleworker. They have Sylke Gilt Twist, Slate Frames, fine linens and threads of silk, linen and gold.

Making a Viking Whip-cord

Genevieve d'Aquitaine, of the Kingdom of Atlantia, has created a webpage dettailing how to make a Viking whip-cord, a braiding technique used to make strong cording for ties, lacings, etc.

European Textile Forum

Working in historical textile crafts can be a very lonely affair. So why not get together and see what all the others are doing?

Hidden Mountain Baronial Birthday A&S photos online

Lidia de Ragusa reports that she has posted a small album of photos from the 2009 Baronial Birthday celebration in the Barony of Hidden mountain (Kingdom of Atlantia).

Exhibit shows "true colors" of Tudor tapestry

Light analysis was used to determine the original colors of a huge tapestry commissioned by Henry VIII. The tapestry is now on display at Hampton Court until January 3, 2010 in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the king's accession to the throne.

Winter woolies

What do you do when the calendar says it's spring, but a glance out of the window says it's still winter? You put on a sweater and hope for the sunshine. But what if you are a sheared sheep...?

[WES] Golden Rivers Championship and Bardic Competition

Zaid and Louise, the Lord-Champion and Lady of Golden Rivers invite you to witness the next Champion and their Consort. The day will start with fighters upon the field, and end with a potluck feast to celebrate. Mistress Danae Fitzroberts will also be teaching a class on silk banner making during the day, time to be announced at the event.

[CAL] 12th annual Bobbin & Weaving

12th Annual Bobbin & Weaving, February 20, 2009, Friday (after work hours), 21st, Saturday & 22nd, Sunday.

10th century Russian tabletweaving featured in "Archaeological Textiles Newsletter"

Ingvild of the Kingdom of Atlantia reports that the December 2008 issue of the Archaeological Textiles Newsletter includes an article by Kirill Mikhailov, "New Finds of Viking Age Textiles in Ukraine and Russia" which discusses the 10th-century, brocaded, tabletwoven bands.

2009: International Year of Natural Fibres

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome has declared 2009 the International Year of Natural Fibres. Such natural fibers as cotton, wool, silk, jute and flax are being promoted for their efficiency and sustainability, and to "contribute to a greener planet."

[ATL] A Day of Feasting and Foolishness

To combat the time of penitence and abstinence which is soon upon us, the Barony of Highland Foorde invites one and all to a day of foolishness and frivolity. We plan to feast -ALL DAY- play games, listen to bards tell stories and sing songs, dance, laugh, did I mention eat, and drink. We invite our friends for a last day of gaiety before the Lent begins.

Website provides history and patterns for horse barding

Ceara ní Néill has found online documentation covering the history of barding for horses during the Middle Ages. The document, in PDF format, also offers patterns.

Sabine du Boubonnais' tutorial for hall decoration

Dissatisfied with the appearance of your hall at your last event? Pay a visit to the website of Sabine du Boubonnais of the Kingdom of Lochac and view one of the most amazing transformations of a common event site ever!

[DRA] Dyeing Workshop

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Heraldic Creations

Heraldic Creations will render your personal, household, office, or group coat of arms or badge into a variety of media, including wood carving or burning, painting onto a variety of surfaces, personalized furniture, and cut or mosaic tile articles. Fabric renderings include painted or applique banners as well as baldrics and tabards of office, heraldic table linens, and flags and pennants. Personalized feast settings, mirror boxes, and other unusual items are available as well. They can render other period designs of a more generic nature, such as standalone charges (fleur-de-lis, Celtic cross, animals, mermaids, and such) into any of the available media.

Fiber Fiesta

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The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta 2009 is the seventh biennial show dedicated to fiber arts education and to the display of fiber-related artwork. Hosted by the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council, Inc. (AFAC), a tax-exempt, non-profit organization, the Fiesta includes both juried and judged works organized by 16 co-sponsoring New Mexico fiber arts guilds. Over 500 juried and judged exhibits will be displayed in this show. Location:
Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council, Inc. (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

[AET] Fabric, Fiber, & Fighting VI

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The Shire of Nithgaard will host its sixth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 14-16, at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address). Saturday the 15th will be a day of classes and workshops devoted to fabric, string, and their glorious arts. Melee and tournament combat engagements in a medieval style will be organized by Thorvaldr Frithsamr. Head cook Aurora Nicola will be providing an Icelandic feast. The site opens at 2PM on Friday, and closes at noon on Sunday. Location:
Shire of Nithgaard (Lamar, Pennsylvania)