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 Tue, 2006-11-14 19:28
Can a fighter accomplish a cartwheel in full armor? Well... maybe. Mike Prahl gave it a try in 40 pounds of plate as he demonstrated his skill along with other members of the Shire of Rivenwood Tower in Mankato, Minnesota. Free Press reporter Sara Gilbert Frederick had the story.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2006-11-10 12:21
The Knowne World Costuming Symposium 2006 will be held in the Barony of Jararvellir (Madison, WI) in the Kingdom of Northshield on Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-11-06 14:46
Enjoy a day with other fiber nuts and share your enthusiasm and knowledge. You can work on a project of your own, or we can provide assistance/instruction or tools in:
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-05 09:53
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has provided an online source for viewing their famous Unicorn Tapestries. The website invites visitors to zoom in for close up details of the designs.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-11-03 15:17
The Shire of Nithgaard will host its fourth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 10-12 (a week earlier than usual), at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address). Saturday the 11th 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. The site opens at 2PM on Friday, and closes at 1PM on Sunday. Location:
Shire of Nithgaard (Lamar, Pennsylvania)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-09-27 09:30
An exciting scribal and textile arts schola is being held at the newly constructed Branstetter-McCandless Castle at 755 Stonegate Road, Wexford, PA 15090 on November 4 from 10 am to 10 pm. Several of the classrooms will be in the castle towers or the Great Hall. A feast by Margaret MacFee will be served in the Great Hall and galleries. Great Hall seating will be available for on-board only.
Fees are on board
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-22 14:27
Members and staff of the Arthur D. Jenkins Library at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C. have compiled a directory of textile collections throughout the world and published it online.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-09-18 14:48
Australian researcher Brendan Whiting feels he has evidence that can prove that the Shroud of Turin dates to the time of Christ. Whiting published his findings in a new book, The Shroud Story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-08-07 07:46
A website, hosted by the University of Arizona's Computer Science Department, has posted an archive of documents on weaving, basketry, lace, and related subjects such as knitting.
Submitted by GiovannaL on Sun, 2006-06-18 14:54
"Chag HaGez" in Maale Levona*
Monday, June 26, 2006
30 Sivan 5766
Starting at 16:00
Special concert by Shlomo Shavit
A bus will be leaving from Jerusalem at 15:00 (fee for the bus
and happening is 20NIS p/p or 100 NIS per family)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-06-17 19:53
Nathan Santamaria, a reporter for National Public Radio, reports on his search for rare natural dyes in a Kabul, Afghanistan market. Listen to the All Things Considered report and view photos online.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-02-02 16:54
Collette de Rayncheval has announced that she will be hosting a Charity Sheep to Shawl over President's Day Weekend. Scarves created during the weekend will be donated to a local battered women's shelter.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-19 16:58
Enjoy a day with other fiber nuts and share your enthusiasm and knowledge.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-12-30 15:22
I have the pleasure of announcing the third quarterly garb workshop, to be held by Stella Seraphima in the shire of Isengau, on February 3-5th! Now is the time to pull out all the garb you've been 'meaning to get to', get help on various aspects of garb making, or just to sit around and stitch in good company!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-24 17:07
Archaeologist and former nun Eugenia Nitowski believes that she has positive proof that the Shroud of Turin is genuine.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-11-21 18:06
Four restoration specialists at New York's Metropolitan Museum have taken on the backbreaking effort of restoring "The Gathering of Manna," a 16th century Medici tapestry, one stitch at a time.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-13 09:30
An exhibition of imperial Turkish robes and kaftans will be on display at the Smithsonian Institute's Sackler Gallery through January 22, 2006.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-11-11 15:11
The weekend before Atenveldt and Gleann Abhann’s coronations, the first-ever international exhibition devoted to imperial Turkish robes, or kaftans, dating to the 16th-17th centuries, opened at the Smithsonian Institute’s Sackler Gallery.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2005-11-03 21:03
Celtic Home & Hearth sells Celtic and Renaissance merchandise such as Celtic and Renaissance Bridal jewelry, Wedding items (cake toppers, toasting glass, lucky six pence, Celtic bridal veils, etc.), Celtic sterling and gold jewelry, puppets, Celtic cross stitch kits and cross stitch patterns, cloaks, shirts, kilts, Celtic and Renaissance inspired T-Shirts, silk and cotton scarves, books, book bags, throws, music CDs, bodhrans, tin whistles, chanters, Celtic baby items, collectibles, and even canned haggis!
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2005-11-01 18:42
"Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey" is on display at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, through January 22.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-10-18 09:52
The Third Fiber, Fabric and Fighting event will be held the weekend of November 18-20, 2005, at the Sieg Conference Center in Lamar, PA (same site as previously).
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-10-11 13:51
On Saturday, December 10, 2005, the Barony of Small Gray Bear and Shire Lagerdamm will be co-hosting a Regional Fiber Collegium at St Peters Episcopal Church in Conway. We are requesting that anyone who would like to share their knowledge of fiber at this event contact me at ERuadnat@aol.com
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-09-14 17:10
Elaine Koogler reports that many rare texts dealing with textiles from the collection of the D.C. Textile Museum are now available online.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-08-26 17:18
Scientists and religious scholars will meet in Dallas, Texas in September 2005 to present the latest research on the Shroud of Turin.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2005-08-01 20:12
The Rose & Crowne features fine Renaissance clothing such as bodices, chemises, tunics, capes, cloaks, mantles, and more. Handmade, leather blank journals and hard bound books are perfect for the minstrel and the cook in which to keep all your creations. They also offer their own line of cooking spices and herbs, many of them organically grown.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-07-05 10:57
Elizabet Marshall has announced that there will be a meet-and-greet for embroiderers of the Known World and their friends at this year's Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-07-03 10:58
In its July 2005 issue, Science et Vie explains how an artist used medieval techiques to recreate the image on the cloth.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2005-07-02 11:22
"Shrine and Shroud: Textiles in Illuminated Manuscripts" is on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles through October 2.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-09 15:02
The commercial web site Esoteric Creations has posted an article on the history of linen and the importance of its use in the clothing of the people of Egypt and Middle Ages Europe.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-04-23 15:10
The funeral of Pope John Paul II has sparked much interest in the history of the papacy. In an interview for NPR's Morning Edition, Renee Montagne discusses papal vestments with Father Mark Frances.