Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-06-18 07:34
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 09:48
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 11:16
"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 11:10
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 18:21
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 13:08
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 08:02
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 07:30
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 14:49
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 20:23
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 13:10
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 18:53
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 12:12
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 14:58
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 15:29
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 09:51
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 11:36
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 07:34
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 20:50
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 16:14
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 10:26
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 21:07
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 19:13
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 12:37
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 12:08
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 07:10
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 09:41
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 22:15
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 16:01
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 15:40
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."