Textile Arts

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

Arts and Combat Featured in Northshield Demo

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.

Knowne World Costuming Symposium Deadline Approaches

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.

Fiber Workshop

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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:
  1. Wash/dry fleece
  2. Prepare wool fibers
    • Carding (hand and drum)
    • Combing (Viking combs)
    • Flicking (if you don¢t know what any of these are, come and find out)
  3. Spin Wool top, roving, rolags, whatever we have Location:
    Barony of Gryphonslair (North Ogden, Utah)

Close Up: the Unicorn Tapestries

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.

Fabric, Fiber, & Fighting IV

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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)

Castle Schola

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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 Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (Wexford, Pennsylvania)

International Directory of Textile Collections Online

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.

New Claim for Authenticity of Shroud of Turin

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.

Textile Arts Resources Online

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.

Fiber Arts Festival in Israel

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"Chag HaGez" in Maale Levona*
Monday, June 26, 2006
30 Sivan 5766

Starting at 16:00

Program:

  • Sheep Shearing
  • Spinning
  • Weaving
  • Dying
  • Children's Activities
  • Pony Rides
  • Refreshments for sale
  • Arts and Crafts for sale

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) Location:
Maale Levona, Israel

Rare Dyes in Kabul Bazaar

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.

Charity "Sheep to Shawl" in the West Kingdom

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.

Fiber Workshop

Enjoy a day with other fiber nuts and share your enthusiasm and knowledge.

Third Quarterly Garb Workshop

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!

Researcher Declares Shroud of Turin Genuine

Archaeologist and former nun Eugenia Nitowski believes that she has positive proof that the Shroud of Turin is genuine.

Labor of Love Restores Medici Tapestry

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.

Imperial Turkish Costumes on Display

An exhibition of imperial Turkish robes and kaftans will be on display at the Smithsonian Institute's Sackler Gallery through January 22, 2006.

Textiles, Metalwork and Art from Ottoman Empire Now at Smithsonian

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.

Celtic Home & Hearth

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!

Turkish Textiles on display at the Sackler

"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.

Fiber, Fabric and Fighting III

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).

Regional Fiber Collegium

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

DC Textile Museum Library Online

Elaine Koogler reports that many rare texts dealing with textiles from the collection of the D.C. Textile Museum are now available online.

Shroud of Turin Scholars to Meet

Scientists and religious scholars will meet in Dallas, Texas in September 2005 to present the latest research on the Shroud of Turin.

Rose & Crowne

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.

Known World Embroiderers Meet and Greet at Pennsic

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.

French Magazine Claims Turin Shroud a Fake

In its July 2005 issue, Science et Vie explains how an artist used medieval techiques to recreate the image on the cloth.

New exhibit at the Getty relates medieval manuscripts to textiles

"Shrine and Shroud: Textiles in Illuminated Manuscripts" is on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles through October 2.

Linen, the Fabric of Their Lives

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.

Funeral of Pope John Paul II Fuels Interest in Vestments

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.