Oslo Garbage Dump Yields Medieval Treasures

A garbage dump dating from the 13th or 14th century has been discovered in Oslo, Norway. The massive collection of discarded items includes over 1,000 shoes.

Meridies Fall 2006 Coronation Photos Online

Jerusha has posted photos from the Kingdom of Meridies' recent Fall 2006 Coronation.

National Geographic: The Joy of Shoes

The online version of the September 2006 issue of National Geographic Magazine includes an article on "The Joy of Shoes." The article includes photos and references to modern and historic shoes.

All Hallows XXVI

Come celebrate the bounty of the Harvest and the coming of winter at All Hallows XXVI. There will be two A&S events - the Best Headgear for your Persona, be it hat, wimple and veil, or helm; any appropriate head covering. There will also be a display of your most current Work in Progress, so we can all see what wonderful things are being made in Faire Atlantia. PLEASE have your A&S entry in by 1 p.m. We plan to have a Consult table during the day, as well. After Feast there will be our well known Bardic Competition, so practice your song, poem, or story to share! Location:
Shire of Berley Cort (Sedley, Virginia)

How to Wrap a Great Kilt

Mystified by the process of wrapping a Scottish great kilt? can come to your aid with diagrams and photos to make the process easy.

Teachers Sought for Known World Costume Symposium

Baroness Eithni ingen Talorgain is looking for instructors for the upcoming Known World Costuming Symposium which takes place November 26, 2006 in the Barony of Jararvellir (Madison, Wisconsin).

"Image of Irelande" Depicts 16th Century Irish Life

Plates from John Derrick's 1581 book The Image of Irelande are available on the Edinburgh University website. The woodcuts show examples of Irish costume of the time.

Fashions for the Well-Dressed Reenactor

Steve Tarter of the Peoria, Illinois Journal Star "went medieval" when he visted with Valerie Lilley of Sofi's Stitches to discuss the meaning of "dressing for success" medieval style.

Known World Costuming Symposium

The Kingdom of Northshield and the Barony of Jararvellir are proud to host the 2006 Knowne World Costuming Symposium in Madison, Wisconsin.

Edgewood College
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, Wisconsin

Friday 4:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-9:00pm
Sunday 9:00am-1:00pm Location:
Barony of Jararvellir (Madison, Wisconsin)

Janet Arnold Award Provides Research Funds for Costumers

The Society of Antiquaries of London sponsors yearly awards of up to UK£4000 "to further in-depth study of Western dress." The Janet Arnold Award is presented in honor of the historical costume expert who died in 1998.

13th Century Garb Discussion List

Scolastica la souriete has created a new discussion list for those interested in 13th century European garb.

American Wins International Belly Dancing Competition

Egypt opened its doors to foreign dancers and asked its hometown heroes to stay out of the competition at the Alf Leila We Leila Festival (Belly Dancing World Cup 2006). Since an Egyptian has won nearly every year of the competition, the local contestants decided to see what the rest of the world had to offer.

Rajahs-on-the-Red Photos Online

Faerisa has posted photos from the recent Rajahs on the Red, an Indian-themed event, held in Castel Rouge in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Athena's Grove

Athena's Grove, Inc., provides gorgeous trims that will make your garb dazzling. They have Celtic, European and Middle Eastern styles and many other beautiful designs. They also carry many Pagan and new age items including Amy Brown pendants and earrings and tarot decks. Mention that you saw them listed on, and they offer a discount.

Mongolian Haircut

An article for Mongolia Today looks at the history of hairdressing, Mongolian style.

Clothed in Honour at Cloth of Gold

Ealdormere hosted its second marathon sewing event, now called Cloth of Gold, on March 17-18 in the Incipient Canton of Greenhithe, sponsored by the Canton of Eoforwic.

16th Century Spanish Patterns Online

The Folger Shakespeare Library has posted digitized versions of 16th century Spanish patterns on its website.

Athena's Grove Inc.

Athena’s Grove provides the historical re-enactment community with gorgeous trims that make your clothing really stand out and get noticed. Also to be found are many high-quality sterling silver jewelry items, tarot decks and other ritual items and relaxation CDs.

Modern Embroidery Business Serves SCA Customers

Melinda Dement of Embroidery Monogram Business online magazine looks at the SCA as specialty customers for embroidery businesses.

Revival Clothing

Revival Clothing offers a complete line of medieval clothing and accessories for ladies and gentlemen as well as well-fitted, historically accurate Gambesons, which are available from stock. Their designs are based on historical patterns and research and are made in authentic fabrics bringing you quality and authenticity at an affordable price. Most colors are in stock and ready for immediate deli

Swords & Shawls at Salisbury House

Salisbury House, a 42-room mansion located in Des Moines, Iowa which is modeled after the King's House in Salisbury, England, is celebrating its reopening for public tours after an extensive renovation with "Swords & Shawls," an exhibit featuring a display of swords dating from Medieval times through the 19th century.

Tacky Garb at River Revel

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, shares memories and photos from the 2006 River Revel event held recently in the Shire of Stromfels.

Tudor Effigies Database

Dr Jane Malcolm-Davies at the Textile Conservation Centre at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton, has created a database for costumers using Tudor effigies.

Pearson's Renaissance Shoppe

Renaissance clothing, costumes and accessories. Their authentic renaissance line includes wench costumes, twill bodices, Elizabethan clothes, princess gowns and dresses.

Royal Cloaks Missing

Their Graces Edouard and Genevieve of the Kingdom of Ealdormere report the sad news that coronation cloaks from their first and second coronations were stolen from their car in downtown Toronto recently.

Attention costumers: Husqvarna/Viking recalls sewing machine for safety problem

Owners of the Husqvarna Viking Designer I Sewing and Embroidery Machine should check their unit's serial number to see if it is affected by this safety recall due to an electrical arcing problem.

River Revel: A Tacky Garb Ball

A tacky garb ball? YES! Wear what you think will be tackiest! There will be Classes! A Filk Bardic challenge! A Tacky Garb Fashion Show and Contest! A Pie Revel! And to finish the night off: The Tacky Garb Ball… Come for period dancing and lots of surprises…

Medcos Gallery of Viking Clothing

This web site offers differing (but all are fascinating) interpretations of the oft-debated Apron dress/Hangerock/Pinafore dress, and some interpretations of the mysterious outer caftan.

The site also exhibits some fantastic male garb and jewelry, including oval brooches and toiletry set, by Ottar Hraffnsson (Tobias Dawson of

Roman Lattice-work panties and Coa Vestis in progress

This thread explores the creation and wearing of the filmy Coa Vestis, and Roman Lattice-work panties.

Hopefully, this helps to prove that Roman garb wasn't meant to be made from old bedsheets or broadcloth; the site attempts to bring awareness to the fact that Roman garb can be quite sensual and interesting, when done right, researched properly, and worn with dignity.

Just because Roman garb is generally easy to make does not mean it's easy to wear! (The Greeks, after all, had slaves that attended to the sole function of properly draping the master's clothing.)

Medieval Reproductions

Medieval Reproductions offers "carefully researched, historically accurate reproductions of medieval arms, armour, and artwork", in time periods from Roman to Renaissance. Their main focus is armour, but they also create costumes, accessories, tapestries, architectural adornments, and furniture.