Textile Arts

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

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.

Unicorn Tapestries Restoration Creates Mystery

Richard Preston of the New Yorker discusses the how two mathematicians aided in the restoration of the Cloisters' famous Unicorn Tapestries and in the process, discovered a mystery.

Shroud of Turin Factsheet

Live Science, an online magazine, looks at the history of the Shroud of Turin and offers a factsheet with established facts about the Shroud.

Exhibit on Lace at the BMA

"A Legacy of Lace: Selections from the Cone Collection" will be on display at the Baltimore Museum of Art through September 18, 2005.

IcCoventry: Coventry History Museum Uncovers City's Past

Recent finds have led archaeologists to believe that Coventry, England has had a rich past, from Roman through Medieval and Tudor times.

Silkwerk

"Silkewerk" is a common period spelling for the art of making and using silk. Mistress Emmelyne de Marksbury's web site discusses techniques, including reeling threads, experiments in dyeing, her work on period hairnets, and links to other period and research silk sites.

Emmelyne de Marksbury elevated as Laurel in the Middle Kingdom

Emmelyne de Marksbury, silkewoman, was admitted to the Order of the Laurel at Dragonsmark's annual Candlemas event last Saturday, February 2. She was placed on vigil early in the morning, and was elevated at a well-attended evening court.

Norwegian Woven Textiles Conference to Take Place in Iowa

The Norwegian Textile Guild's 3rd Conference on Norwegian Woven Textiles will take place October 21-23, 2005 in Decorah, Iowa.

The Guild of Withie and Woolmongers

The Guild of Withie and Woolmongers is dedicated to employing, learning and teaching textile arts as they were practiced prior to 1700. For the purpose of the guild, textile arts include but are not limited to spinning, natural dying, weaving, knitting, embroidery (as well as other forms of embellishment), and basketry.

Banners to Fly at Rowany Festival

John of the Hills, of the Kingdom of Lochac, has announced that the fifth annual Best Looking Banners and Flags Campsite competition will take place at this year's Rowany Festival.

Hill Art

The Hill Art's mission is to supply the re-enactor with quality hand spinning and needle felting equipment. They are also a source for all-natural yarns and woolen fabrics.

Medieval Holiday Gifts

Dame Aoife presents her guide to historical holiday gifts and their modern counterparts for the medievalists on your list.

Yale Seminar to Cover Bayeux Tapestry

R. Howard Bloch will teach an NEH summer seminar at Yale University entitled The Bayeux Tapestry and the Making of the Anglo-Norman World.

16th Century Embroidery Resources

This is a bibliography page listing print and online resources for those interested in Elizabethan embroidery and blackwork.

Calontir Trim

Calontir Trim is exactly what you would expect from their name: a merchant based in Calontir, with a very large selection of trim for making garb.

Canadian Textile Archivist Dorothy Kate Burnham Dies in Toronto

Author and textile archivist Dorothy Burnham died October 24, 2004 in Toronto. Burnham spent over 70 years researching textiles and was formerly employed by the Royal Ontario Museum.

Burgundian Treasures on Display in Cleveland

The Cleveland Museum of Art will host en exhibit entitled Dukes & Angels: Art from the Court of Burgundy (1364-1419) October 24, 2004 through January 9, 2005.

Sewing Central

Sewing Central, run by Lord Vlad de Jaffa and Lady Eliseé du Lyonnais, has period patterns, fabrics, and books related to costuming and other textile arts.

Known World Costuming Symposium: New classes added, pre-reg deadline extended

The staff of the Known World Costuming Symposium (KWCS) have announced many newly-scheduled classes as well as an extension of the pre-registration deadline.

Fiber, Fabric and Fighting

The Shire of Nithgaard (State College, PA) will once again be hosting Fiber, Fabric and Fighting on November 19-21, 2004, in Lamar, PA (easily accessible from I-80).

Known World Costuming Symposium

The Marche of Alderford proudly presents "Known World Costume Symposium IV", September 24-26, in North Canton, Ohio (USA). The featured speaker this year is Mistress Drea di Pelligrini.

For further information and an online pre-registration form, see the event web site: http://sca.4th.com/alderford/events/kwcs2004

Costumes Bring Back Medieval Era

Indiana Digital Student: A reporter describes the goings-on at the Constellation Regional Textiles Gathering in the Shire of Mynydd Seren in the Middle Kingdom.

The SCA Without Breaking the Bank

Tips from SCAdians throughout the Knowne Worlde on how to survive in the SCA while on a budget. Everything from costuming to combat, feast gear to pavillions. Check it out and submit a tip of your own!

Tangled Webs: Medieval Weaving

This week, Dame Aoife gets all tied up in knots as she shares her research and links on medieval weaving.

Lace, Celtic Knotwork, and Weights and Measures Resources All Online

Aoife offers an eclectic blend this week with annotated resources for: "Lace, Celtic Knotwork, and Weights and Measures."