Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-08-19 15:44
In late July, Chivalry Sports, well known supplier of clothing, armor, and weapons to the SCA and Renaissance Faire communities, closed the doors of its store in Tucson, Arizona for the last time. Phil Villarreal, reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-25 08:01
Lovers of the great kilt might be somewhat disturbed to learn that medieval Scottish soldiers dressed in war shirts dyed yellow with horse urine rather than the traditional kilt depicted in Mel Gibson's Braveheart. Simon Johnson of the Telegraph has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-06-30 14:03
Archaeologists have discovered a well-preserved sheepskin shoe dating to the 13th century at a dig near Magdeburg, Germany. “Shoe finds of this type from the Gothic period occur very seldom in Central Europe,” said Heiko Breuer, an antiquities restoration expert from the State Museum for Prehistory Saxony-Anhalt in Halle. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-18 08:15
As a followup to 2008's very popular Costume Colloquium, a tribute to celebrated costumer Janet Arnold, a second colloquium has been scheduled for November 2010. Costume Colloquium II: Dress for Dance will also be held in Florence, Italy.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-06-10 18:15
Experts from the British Museum have authenticated a silver button, fashioned in the shape of an acorn, and declared it treasure. They have dated it to the 16th century. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-30 18:02
Zebee Johnstone reports that she has nearly completed her thesis on medieval veils. An abstract of the work, in French and English, is available to review online.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-05-29 16:02
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-05-27 11:40
Among the theatres of London's Southwark disrict roam the Renaissance Dancers, a group of amateur dress and costume enthusiasts dedicated to bringing the dances of Elizabethan England to life. An article for Fabrics-Store.com newsletter tells their story. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-05-27 06:33
The Instructables website has a page on how to make a pair of Viking shoes. The 24-step tutorial includes a template in PDF format.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-23 07:48
Justin Lymner of the Barony of Delftwood in AEthelmearc has posted a video clip taken at recent Ice Dragon event featuring the fashion stylings of his "sister" Justine.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 09:51
Atlanta administrative assistant Ariel Stewart's clothing decisions are "a little eccentric" according to her mother and roommate who recently turned her in to TLC’s What Not to Wear makeover program. Ariel. AKA “Ruby Two-lypps" is one of the Georgia Renaissance Festival’s Kissing Wenches.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-09 12:29
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-05-07 14:26
Tasha McGann has announced the publication of her new historical pattern for a cote-hardie or arming doublet. The pattern, which was researched for over eight months, is designed as a foundation garment to be worn under other clothing or armor. (photo)
Submitted by MiddleAgeFurPelts on Fri, 2009-05-01 14:06
This merchant offers wild fur-bearing animal pelts dressed and tanned and ready for manufacturing Middle Ages apparel. Available pelts include mink, sable, fox, chinchilla, coyote, lynx, bobcat, mountain lion, beaver, badger, raccoon, skunk, nutria, otter, mountain lion, arctic timber wolf, wolverine, fisher, marten opposum, weasel, and ermine.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-04-25 12:17
David Brown Book Company has announced that advance orders are being taken for Medieval Garments Reconstructed: Norse Clothing Patterns by Else Ostergard, Anna Norgard and Lilli Fransen, translated by Shelly Nordtorp-Madson.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-04-07 14:49
Fat Goose Press has announced the recent publication of a new book on men's garb at the time of King Henry VIII. The book, The King's Servants: Men's Dress at the Accession of Henry VIII, was authored by Caroline Johnson.
Submitted by Lady Carmela on Mon, 2009-03-30 10:08
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Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-03-20 16:43
A batch of leather shoe soles dating from the 13th to 18th centuries was found in 2005 in a hollow tree trunk in an ancient trash dump in Lyon, France. The soles are well-preserved.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-03-20 13:17
Want to get "Stuck at the Prom?" Enter Duck Products' annual duct tape promwear contest! View previous entries and get all the rules online.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-03-14 09:53
Jerusha reports that she has posted photos from the recent Midwinter A&S event in the Kingdom of Meridies on her Facebook website.
Submitted by annwyn on Sun, 2009-03-08 21:16
Custom garb, corsets, accessories, and other costumes are offered by Lady Medb ingen Eochaid. All items are handmade and fitted to you at reasonable prices. All garb is made using period designs and patterns. Lady Medb has experience making all types of custom costumes.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-02-06 17:22
The spring 2009 conference of the Medieval Dress & Textile Society will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the accession of Henry VIII to the English throne. The conference will take place in London May 2, 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-02-05 19:51
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-01-27 12:17
Martin of Rivenstar has posted an album of photos from the recent West Kingdom Twelfth Night on his SmugMug website.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-01-17 11:39
No, silly, it's not about infants doing rock music! It's all about the history of baby clothes and how infants were dressed in the 15th century. The article An Infant’s Clothing – Swaddle, Gown, Shirt, and Coif is by Charlotte Johnson (Lady Mathilde Bourette)
Submitted by jt4novels on Sun, 2009-01-11 11:43
Writer Jennifer Hudson Taylor discusses the medieval clothing worn by Scottish highlanders, citing research she conducted for an upcoming novel.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-01-02 12:23
Warning: This helmet will not pass SCA inspection! Lady Maggie has discovered an online catalog entry from the Metropolitan Museum of Art showing a 16th century plaited straw helmet decorated with cut velvet and embroidery. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-12-30 08:36
Stefan MacMorrow has posted two albums of photos from the recent Axemoor Christmas Revel which took place in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-04 17:15
The Worshipful Company of Glovers of London, formed 700 years ago to "upkeep the standards of glove-making in the City" has gone modern with an online catalogue of its collection.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-11-11 10:51
The BBC's online magazine marks the posthumous release of Janet Arnold's fourth volume of Patterns of Fashion with an article on underwear trends.