Submitted by dov on Sun, 2007-05-20 09:33
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."
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2007-05-03 15:53
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-23 14:16
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-08-11 06:50
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.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-08-07 06:46
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-03-03 18:29
The Interactive Tartan Weaver, located in Conrie, Perthshire, Scotland, has a website which allows visitors to design and produce images of their own tartans.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-30 16:08
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-25 12:21
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-02-09 09:40
Researchers working on the Roman city of Pompeii are using ancient methods to re-create the Roman imperial cloth used for togas.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-02-04 20:38
A new study to date the controversial Shroud of Turin places the cloth as much older than previously believed.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-01-21 12:29
The Norwegian Textile Guild's 3rd Conference on Norwegian Woven Textiles will take place October 21-23, 2005 in Decorah, Iowa.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2005-01-18 20:00
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.
Submitted by gunnora on Tue, 2004-07-27 08:05
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.
Submitted by Aoife on Wed, 2004-06-16 13:50
This week, Dame Aoife gets all tied up in knots as she shares her research and links on medieval weaving.