Weaving

2,700-Year-Old Fabric Found in Greece

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered a rare 2,700-year-old piece of fabric inside a copper urn from a burial they speculated imitated the elaborate cremation of soldiers described in Homer's "Iliad."

Why Knot Come and See?

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This event is held in conjunction with the Campbell Gallery exhibit "Why Knot?" The Spurlock Museum and Champaign-Urbana Spinners and Weavers Guild present a day of fiberworking demonstrations and hands-on activities for the whole family. Visit the Spurlock Museum online events calendar for updates on demonstrators and hand-made items for sale.

World of Weaving

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The Shire of Lost Forest is pleased to announce that in addition to the 24 classes already being offered on October 28th, we will be hosting, in conjunction with the University of Central Missouri (formerly CMSU) Archives and Museum, a special presentation of "World of Weaving: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Weaving."

The exhibit will feature traditional textiles from Saudi Arabia, Native America, Latin America, China, Europe and Africa. The exhibit will be open for SCA participants only on Saturday October 28th from 1-4:30pm. Presentations will include a working warp-weighted loom, drop spinning, middle eastern embroider, medieval, east Asia, and reenacting Anglo-Saxon culture with an emphasis on camping. Location:
Shire of Lost Forest (Warrensburg, Missouri)

Weaving Art Museum has History of Carpets

The Weaving Art Museum, which features exhibitions of historic carpets, has a website with a wealth of information on the weaving of carpets throughout history with an emphasis on those of the Middle East.

Textile Arts Resources Online

A website, hosted by the University of Arizona's Computer Science Department, has posted an archive of documents on weaving, basketry, lace, and related subjects such as knitting.

Design your Own Tartan

The Interactive Tartan Weaver, located in Conrie, Perthshire, Scotland, has a website which allows visitors to design and produce images of their own tartans.

Why We Document

Bridgette Kelly MacLean, from the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, relates a story about two weavers, a forgotten book and the importance of documentation for the future.

History of Tablet Weaving Exhibit in Germany

Alamennenmuseum Ellwangen, near Ulm, Germany, is hosting an exhibit on the history of tablet weaving from 1000 B.C. E. to the early Middle Ages and Viking periods.

New Techniques Used to Recreate Roman Imperial Cloth

Researchers working on the Roman city of Pompeii are using ancient methods to re-create the Roman imperial cloth used for togas.

New Study Re-Dates Shroud of Turin

A new study to date the controversial Shroud of Turin places the cloth as much older than previously believed.

Norwegian Woven Textiles Conference to Take Place in Iowa

The Norwegian Textile Guild's 3rd Conference on Norwegian Woven Textiles will take place October 21-23, 2005 in Decorah, Iowa.

The Guild of Withie and Woolmongers

The Guild of Withie and Woolmongers is dedicated to employing, learning and teaching textile arts as they were practiced prior to 1700. For the purpose of the guild, textile arts include but are not limited to spinning, natural dying, weaving, knitting, embroidery (as well as other forms of embellishment), and basketry.

SCAdian-written "Ecclesiastical Pomp..." surveys a millenium of tablet weaving

Written by Mistress Ingvild Josefsdatter, Ecclesiastical Pomp and Aristocratic Circumstance: A Thousand Years of Brocaded Tabletwoven Bands details the history of brocaded tablewoven bands from the sixth to the sixteenth century.

Tangled Webs: Medieval Weaving

This week, Dame Aoife gets all tied up in knots as she shares her research and links on medieval weaving.