Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-09-13 14:18
The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna website features a 16th century mechanical, wooden doll which "plays the cittern, turns its head and seems to mince along with tiny steps while in fact running on wheels." (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-09-12 06:52
Photos from the earliest days of the Society for Creative Anachronism are available on FANAC, the Fan History Project website. The photos date to 1968.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-09-11 14:44
Clothiers Seminar North Hosted by the Village of Blachemere with the Barony of Nordskogen. Saturday, November 8, 2008
Site opens 9am Closes 7pm
Site Fee: Adults (ages 13 and up) $7 (Additional $3 for non members)
Lunch: Available for $4 and will be served between 12-130pm. Local fast food and other eating establishments are available near the site.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-09-03 17:32
Reconstructing History, a company that provides patterns for historical costumes, has added several patterns for late period Ottoman garb.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-09-01 10:32
The Duck Tape Club is sponsoring the Stick or Treat Halloween Costume Contest™ now through October 10, 2008. Participants are encouraged to create their own Halloween costumes using Duck Tape.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 15:44
In his book The Invention of Scotland, the late historian Hugh Trevor-Roper takes on established Scottish traditions such as the tartan and the kilt, calling them "about as authentic as Disneyland." Adam Kirsch of the New York Sun reviews the book.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-08-19 17:57
I am pleased to announce that on October 11th, 2008, the Medieval Society of Miami University will be welcoming Robin Netherton to the campus. She will be speaking on Medieval costuming and dress.
Robin Netherton is an internationally known researcher and lecturer of
medieval dress history and co-editor of the journal Medieval Clothing and
Submitted by Robt Fairfax on Mon, 2008-08-11 13:23
Reconstructing History aims to be your one-stop shop for the finest patterns for historical clothing and the supplies you need to make them. Owned and operated by internationally-noted historical clothing researcher Kass McGann, Reconstructing History has patterns for clothing from 10th-century Heian Japan to the Napoleonic era (1812).
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-08-09 07:16
Beverly Biehl of Frisco recently encountered the SCA when she attended her brother-in-law's SCA wedding where she was required to dress in garb. In an article for the Dallas Morning News, Beverly uses her SCA experience to look at the roles we play in life.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-07-27 16:22
Classical Studies professor Kelly Olson believes clothing can help modern people understand what was important to people from the past, and has n almost limitless potential for communication and encapsulated cultural anxieties and values.”
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-07-22 19:13
Fletching day with Garbecue
I will be hosting a day for the crafting of arrows for both target and combat archery. We will also have a garbecue and a showing of the Battle of Agincourt and the Longbow for those that are able to remain later. Come in garb and bring any arrows to be fletched.
Send me an email or pm if you would like the names of some of the
places I obtain my archery supplies if you would like to bring your
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-07-21 19:27
The Italian Culture Institute in Washington will present Splendors of the Renaissance: Princely Attire in Italy until July 31, 2008. The exhibit is open by appointment only and I.D. is required.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-07-17 08:16
Hrefna reports that she has posted an album of photos taken by Master Kristoff at the A&S Collegium for La Promenade in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-06-20 13:02
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel takes online visitors inside a theater costume shop in a video called "Ever Wonder?"
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-06-18 06:34
Legio Draconis reports that the latest issue of Artes Draconis, the Arts and Sciences newsletter of the Middle Kingdom, is now available in PDF format online. The Spring A.S. XLIII issue's theme is "On Campaign."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-06-10 08:48
For Tent and Trade: Masterpieces of Turkmen Weaving, an exhibition of textile weaving by the Turkmen of Turkmenistan, northwest Iran, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan will be at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's de Young Museum through September 7, 2008.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2008-06-06 10:16
"Levantia is a site for the social history of the Roman Empire and Near East, roughly between the ninth and thirteenth centuries. It explores this especially by means of practical reconstruction and experimentation. It also includes discussion of the issues of historiographic method and representation in public contexts."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-06-02 10:10
Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion: Cut and Construction of Linen Shirts, Smocks, Neck and Headwear, Etc., C. 1540-1665 No. 4 has been scheduled for release in late fall of 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-05-20 17:21
The textile and fashion website Fibre2fashion takes a look at the progression of Roman garb in a lengthy article. The piece analyzes the history of Roman clothing and textiles and discusses how it has influenced modern fashion. Includes references.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-05-17 12:08
Gladiatrices and warrior-wannabes will find themselves in style this spring with new lines of sandals from designers such as Dolce & Gabbana based on Roman patterns. Derek McCormack of the National Post has the story. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-05-07 07:02
Maestra Nicolaa de Bracton of Leicester reports on the results of the Cloth of Gold Competition which took place April 12, 2008 in the Royal Citie of Eoforwic.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-05-01 06:30
According to historian Professor Robert Bartlett, youth gangs are nothing new. They existed in 12th century London and wore hooded garments which hid their identities during rampages.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-04-04 13:49
An article by David Ansen in the March 6 Newsweek Magazine on the latest costume dramas deals with the HBO mini-series John Adams and how costume sets the mood for a project.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-03-27 19:23
Athenaeum: an event in three tracts, Costuming, Accessories, Performing Arts
April 18-20, 2008
Hosted by Tor an Riogh
A&S Display for feedback and populace approval. & Laurel and Artisan Social hosted by the order of the Silver Lamp.
Goddess Tournament hosted by Company of St. Catherine’s please contact Duchess Mary Grace of Gatlin for more information.
Submitted by Miriam on Mon, 2008-03-17 12:10
An Ohio-based group, "Sew Much Comfort," has taken on the job of providing adapted clothing for wounded soldiers. They are seeking volunteers to help with the sewing projects.
Submitted by Dame Fearga Kavanagh on Mon, 2008-03-10 17:53
CostumeTalk.com is pleased to welcome Drea Leed, independent scholar and owner of the most extensive Elizabethan and Tudor costuming reference on the Web, The Elizabethan Costume Page (www.elizabethancostume.net), as our speaker April 12-13, 2008, in Eugene, Oregon. Two full days of lectures capped off with two hands-on, limited attendance workshops!
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-03-10 11:12
The skirt has been a staple of women's wear for centuries, but, according to Kass McGann in an article on the Fabrics-store.com website, "Skirting the Issue," it was not always an outer garment.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-02-27 13:58
Recent discoveries in a 10th century gravesite in the Russian town of Pskov, Novgorod lead researchers to believe that Viking women dressed more provocatively than previously believed. New research may show that women's garments were open at the front, revealing an underdress with a train in the back.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-02-22 14:29
Looking for information on Viking clothing, textiles, cooking, etc.? Thora Sharptooth has created a website entitled Viking Resources for the Re-enactor which deals with these subjects and more.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-02-17 08:51
On Tuesday April 1, 2008 from 6:00-7:00 pm, the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Ontario will present Forbidden Shoes: Fear and Footwear in Renaissance Italy, a lecture by Professor Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli of the University of Bologna, Italy.