Textile Arts

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

[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)

Textile resource from Burgos Cathedral available online

Bridgette reports that The Report on the Textiles from Burgos Cathedral, Madrid, Spain is now available online in PDF format.

Italian Renaissance Textiles at the Lyon Museum of Textiles, France

The Lyon Museum of textiles and decorative arts is holding an exhibition of Italian renaissance textiles, open until 7 September 2008.

Dupioni silk

I've had some "airy" evidence dupioni silk was period but not that it would have been used by Royals. .

As of 10 pm last night, I can not only document dupioni was used by Vikings but the amount of metal thread work is AMAZING!

[ANT] Fibers & Fletchings

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Fibers & Fletchings will be held on Aug 22-24 in Bearwood, a canton of Aquaterra. Chancellor Helene de Navarre will be organizing the classes for this event and will be granting Ithra credit for all classes!

We are looking for instructors for this session, focusing primarily on anything fiber- or archery-related, but not exclusively! I'd like to offer classes for event-support, including heavy & rapier marshalling, field Location:
Canton of Bearwood (Arlington, Washington)

Rare display of Shroud of Turin scheduled

The Turin Shroud will be displayed in public for the first time in ten years, coinciding with a new series of scientific tests. The Shroud has only been displayed five times in the past century.

The evolution of Roman garb

The textile and fashion website Fibre2fashion takes a look at the progression of Roman garb in a lengthy article. The piece analyzes the history of Roman clothing and textiles and discusses how it has influenced modern fashion. Includes references.

Foxley Manor: A 14th Century Journal

Online journal of 14th century interests and their re-creation.

[ATL] Barony of Ponte Alto's A&S Practice

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Please attend the Barony of Ponte Alto's A&S / Practice next Sunday April 20th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm at Lemon Road Elementary in Falls Church, VA to share lucet techniques, learn tips-n-tricks, and play with string on a Sunday afternoon! (( See below for address and directions ))

What is lucet cord? In short, a strong cord made by looping thin string over a two-prong tool. Common uses in the SCA include cording Location:
Barony of Ponte Alto (Falls Church, Virginia)

[ATL] Fiber Arts Day

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If you do anything with fiber, or want to learn, or just want to sit and chat, come on over. Knitting, nalbinding, sprang, lucet braiding, finger loop braiding, inkle weaving, tablet weaving, loom weaving, embroidery, spinning, whatever.

DATE: 18 May 2008
TIME: 11:00 - whenever.

BRING: Any project you want to work on or get help on, or just your curiosity. Bring along your favorite books about your craft. And if you Location:
Frederick, Maryland

[ANS] Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium

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Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church (near Rice U.) in Houston TX, June 28th, hosted by the Canton of Westgate.

With 10 classrooms and an outside patio and grassy area, please begin considering teaching a class in the Heraldic or Scribal Arts, and MORE... Classes wanted include:

**Heraldic classes**: Armory (devices), Onomastics (names), Heraldic office procedures, Voice, Court and Field Heraldry and more... Location:
Canton of Westgate (Houston, Texas)

Viking Resources for the Re-enactor

Looking for information on Viking clothing, textiles, cooking, etc.? Thora Sharptooth has created a website entitled Viking Resources for the Re-enactor which deals with these subjects and more.

[WES] Dyeing Workshop

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The Textile Guild is hosting a Dyeing Workshop on Feb. 2, 2008 starting at 10:00 am. The workshop will be held in Santa Clara (near San Jose, 1 hour South of San Francisco). Mistress Seelie Brianna Sutherland will be teaching.

We will be running 3 dye baths: Indigo, Cochineal, and Turmeric (with one iron and one alum mordanting). The colors we will be achieving are: blues, reds, purples, yellows, and Location:
Textile Guild (Santa Clara, California)

Tapestry map shows Midlands of Shakespeare's time

A huge (4 feet x 6 feet, or 122 x 183 cm) 16th century tapestry map has returned to Oxford's Bodleian Library where it will be placed on display. The map was one of four such maps and was long thought to be lost. The Bodleian now owns three with the fourth in the Warwickshire Museum.

Plimoth Plantation embroidery blog

A daily blog by members of the Plimoth Plantation's (Massachusetts) embroiders' guild shares notes and progress on a variety of early 17th century projects including the current one: an embroidered jacket.

Download hi-res research photos from the Victoria & Albert Museum

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London now allows you to browse and download high-resolution photos of their collections for free.

Viking clothing found in Pskov, Russia

Peter Beatson has published an extensive online report detailing the work of researchers E. Zubkova, O. Orfinskaya, D. Likhachev on the discovery of Viking-age textiles in three chamber graves in Pskov, Russia in 2006.

Sotheby's to host auction of Islamic art

On October 24, 2007, Sotheby's Auction House will hold an auction of Islamic art, carpets, textiles and more, many items dating to the Middle Ages. (photos)

"Archaeological textiles from Northern Europe" lecture in London

The Medieval Dress and Textile Society has announced the topic for its Autumn Meeting to be held October 27, 2007 at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London.

[DRA] Medats Autumn Meeting

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Medieval Dress and Textile Society Autumn Meeting, Saturday 27th October 2007 at the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Topic: Recent finds & scholarship: Medieval Archaeological textiles in North-western Europe

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MEDATS members £15 in advance (£20 at the door)
Non-members £25 in advance
Non-members joining at the door Location:
Medieval Dress and Textile Society (London, England)

Fabric, Fiber, & Fighting V

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The Shire of Nithgaard will host its fifth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 16-18, at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address). Saturday the 17th 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 Thorvaaldr Frirsverth. Head cook Aurora Nicola will be providing a Mongolian feast. The site opens at 2PM on Friday, and closes at noon on Sunday. Location:
Shire of Nithgaard (Lamar, Pennsylvania)

Pommels and Plates

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Not fighting in Crown because you didn't think you were ready? We've got a tournament for you. Fighting in Crown and you want another chance to prove that your performance wasn't a fluke and all that training really did pay off? We've got a tournament for you.

Is your weapon of choice thin and flexible? Would you rather throw rocks at their houses than take your chances face to face? Is your Location:
Barony of Atenveldt (Buckeye, Arizona)

Tudor tapestry found in San Francisco

A magnificent 16th century tapestry depicting Tudor country life has been discovered hanging in a San Francisco home over a century after it was misidentified by a British art historian. (photo)

The challenge of creating medieval garb

An article for the Kuwait Times discusses the difficulties of creating medieval clothing in a modern world.

Why Knot? Fiber Exhibit at Spurlock Museum

For 20,000 years, humans have manipulated fibers to construct objects that aid in food gathering, commemorating the dead, and protecting and beautifying the body and home. In "Why Knot?," the Spurlock Museum celebrates these artifacts and the skilled craftspeople who create them.

An Overview of Orenburg-Style Knitted Lace

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Elegant borders, sensational pattern motifs, intriguing knitting techniques, and the fascinating women who make it all happen. Join Galina A. Khmeleva for an in-depth look at Orenburg knitted lace from technical and historical prospectives. This will present a rare opportunity to see her stunning private collection of original handspun/handknit lace and engage in a lively discussion of the evolution of knitted lace. Location:
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

Textile Conservation Workshop

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Want to keep a family wedding dress in good shape for your daughter? Wonder if that heirloom tablecloth was crocheted or tatted? Join Spurlock Museum Collections Manager, Christa Deacy-Quinn, and members of the Champaign-Urbana Spinners and Weavers Guild for an afternoon of textile identification and conservation tips. Participants are asked to bring in one textile from home. They will receive a conservation booklet for later reference. No appraisals will be given on items brought to the workshop. Location:
Urbana-Champaign, Illinois

16th Century Clothing -Swiss!

I need some help researching and recreating clothing for my personna. He is a mid 16th century Swiss (Canton of Bern, somewhere rural) Anabaptist. The main difficulty here is finding just what the early Anabaptists dressed like, my research has led me to believe it will be something of a simplified version of common peasant clothes of that time -peasant clothes are hard to find too. I already (mostly) know about regular shirts, pants, etc. What I need to know is what would be authentic regarding Jackets/coats, vests, etc.

Forensic photography used to determine color of ancient textiles

Archaeologists at the Ohio State University are using crime scene techniques to try to determine the color of ancient fabrics. Forensic photography can use ultraviolet and infrared light to look for stains or fingerprints. In this case, they are seeking the original colors of prehistoric Indian fabrics.

Hrim Schola XI

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The Shire of Frosted Hills welcomes you to Hrim Schola XI, our annual schola celebrating the fiber arts. As is custom, classes will be scheduled throughout the day with enough time in between to enjoy Oksana Goncharova's sideboard, shop and schmooze. Merchants are welcome but tables are limited, so please contact the autocrat to reserve tables. Come, teach, learn, eat, shop, enjoy!

Site Details: Location:
Shire of Frosted Hills (Millbrook, New York)