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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-02-13 10:36
Viviana Viviani has posted photos from the Kingdom of the West's 12th Night celebration on the Flickr website.
Submitted by Dame Fearga Kavanagh on Tue, 2008-02-12 06:34
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 in April 2008.Two full days of lectures, capped off with two hands-on limited attendance workshops!
Ms. Leed has studied Renaissance clothing and textiles for over ten years. She’s presented papers at the International Congress of Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo and the Medieval Congress at Leeds, England. Ms. Leed has given several talks and seminars on the topic of Renaissance and Elizabethan dress for various groups, and taught a six-week class on Elizabethan Dress at the CostumeClassroom.com.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-02-07 19:50
Ed the Tinker is having a shoe-making workshop Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 12:00-5:00. Cost of the workshop is $30 for each pair of shoes you make. This covers the cost for all materials and supplies. Required tools will be provided. (Although if you happen to have your own, bring them).
Location: 8604 Slate Hill Circle, Frederick, MD 21704. (See Directions below)
This is the shoe we will plan to make:
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-02-07 15:14
Adeliz de la Tour reports that internationally-known expert on medieval dress, Robin Netherton, will present A Day of Lectures on Medieval Dress April 5, 2008 at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-01-26 09:26
The Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr and the Marquette University Medieval Society present A Day of Lectures on Medieval Dress by Robin Netherton Saturday, April 5, 2008
9:00am – 6:00pm
Robin Netherton is an internationally known researcher and lecturer of medieval dress history and co-editor of the journal Medieval Clothing and Textiles. The day will include lectures on the 14th century European fitted dress ("cotehardie") and the Greenland gored gown, as well as three additional lectures to be announced.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-03 20:07
Eoforwic invites you to EALDORMERE'S CLOTH OF GOLD COSTUMING COMPETITION April 11 -12, 2008
Location: Lake Vista Clubhouse, 450 Emerald Avenue, Oshawa, ON L1J 1K4,
Hours: Opens 6 PM Friday, closes 6 PM Saturday.
Site Fee for those checking in on Friday night: $20 CAD (this includes a hot breakfast, lunch, and drinks and snacks during the night)
Site Fee for those coming on Saturday: $5 CAD, Plus $3 CAD Non-Member Surcharge as applicable
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-02 18:13
How do you make a really luscious brocade even more beautiful? Try beading it! Gael Stirler offers a tutorial on how to bead brocades in the November 2007 Renstore newsletter: Beading Brocades: For gifts and personal adornment.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-22 11:37
You are invited to attend Jour d'Amour III: Viking Love and experience a weekend of fun and friends. Get your team together for the IRON GARB II competition! We are also hosting a skaldic competition and a tablet weaving contest. Come see the beautiful Valkyries escort heroic warriors off the field of battle!
As this year's event has a Viking theme, many of Shire of Drakenmere will be wearing Viking garb to help set the stage. We invite all who wish to participate by wearing Viking garb to please do so! If you need some simple patterns for ladies' wear, they can be found here: Viking Apron (can be worn over a simple T-tunic or over the Viking Underdress), Viking Underdress, Viking Cap. Viking brooches and other accessories can be found at Raymond's Quiet Press and other places on the Internet.
Submitted by Cassandra di Ca... on Mon, 2007-11-12 11:08
The latest issue of Calontir's arts and sciences newsletter, the Calon Scrolls, is available online and features the theme "Clothing and Clothing Accessories."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-27 06:10
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your little raider? Consider Viking Age Vessels' Instant Viking Kit which features the essential for any Viking expedition: seachest, knife, belt, jewelry and garb.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-10-26 08:41
Sally Fink of Westmont, Pennsylvania, was featured recently in a show entitled “Fantasy Fashions” by the Laurel Arts Gallery. A laurel in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Fink exhibited "five costume dresses and four hats she designed and created" which she calls "art to wear."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-10-19 21:15
Peter Beatson has published an extensive online report detailing the work of researchers E. Zubkova, O. Orfinskaya, D. Likhachev on the discovery of Viking-age textiles in three chamber graves in Pskov, Russia in 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-10-14 15:01
The Medieval Dress and Textile Society has announced the topic for its Autumn Meeting to be held October 27, 2007 at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-13 14:40
Christmas is coming and the goose is getting... well, you know. Looking for the perfect SCAdian gift this Christmas? Consider Goose Clothes Galore's Lady Goosealot, "the height of 14th century fashion."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-10-10 15:13
Follow the scent of the sea and fine food to the Shire of Adora for their premier feast. Come test the fighters in the battle for Shire Champion then relax at the feast with great food, garb and games!
Date: 17th November 2007
Tourney at 3pm
Cost: booked $15, at the door $18
Location: Bulli Masonic Hall, Princes Hwy Bulli NSW.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-10-07 04:53
The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation and the Association Friends of the Costume Gallery in Florence, Italy are planning a four-day colloquium honoring the work of historic costume expert Janet Arnold for November, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-10-04 12:32
Medieval Dress and Textile Society Autumn Meeting, Saturday 27th October 2007 at the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
Topic: Recent finds & scholarship: Medieval Archaeological textiles in North-western Europe
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-27 19:19
Janet Arnold’s pioneering research into the cut and construction of clothes from the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries provide invaluable information on clothing from the past. Her series of publications entitled Patterns of Fashion continues to make a profound impact in many fields, from the re-creation of historic dance and other forms of re-enactment to designs for stage, film and television. For art historians and conservators too, her insights have proved an indispensable aid to historical research. Location:
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-09-21 05:23
A fire recently destroyed the section of the Waterside Theatre in Roanoke Island, North Carolina which housed historic costumes in the Irene Rains Costume Shop. Most of the costumes for Paul Green's play, the Lost Colony, were destroyed.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-20 13:22
Over 300 of the props and costumes from the Hornblower television series will be auctioned in Maldon, Essex on October 3, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-18 19:20
Costume researchers Robin Netherton and Laurellen de Brandevin (mka Tammy Dupuis) will visit Eugene, Oregon for a lecture and discussion seminar the weekend of October 20-21, 2007.