Learn how to make Medieval Clothing from various cultures and time periods.
Creating useful or decorative items in metal
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-05-19 16:13
Learn how to make Medieval Clothing from various cultures and time periods.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-05-12 07:21
Joyce Mueller, SCA and Das Pferde Hall member, recently had the opportunity to examine and recreate a piece of authenic horse armor, a leather and metal strap worn around the horse's neck, once thought to be a harem girl's slave belt. Her project to recreate the piece is online.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2012-05-04 17:22
We'd like to invite you to the 3rd Biannual Calontir Metal and Glassworkers Symposium! Taking place August 31-Sept 3, 2012 at Puddleford (Warrenton, MO).
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-04-29 18:00
The National Historical Museum of Sweden has created a website showcasing over 500 artifacts from many eras including the Viking Age.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-04-19 10:43
In 1995, Patrick Ottaway wrote a paper based on his PhD thesis for York University entitled Anglo Saxon Ironwork. The paper is available in PDF format on the PJO Archaeology website.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-04-09 22:55
Daegrad Tools in Sheffield, England offers a wide range of Anglo-Saxon tools and equipment, extensively researched, including knives, tools and crafting items such as spindles and looms. The website features close-ups of the tools.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-04-09 21:30
Metal detctore hobbyist Devin Warmsley had a great day December 7, 2011 when he discovered a 14th century silver gilt seal-matrix worth between UK£5,000 and UK£20,000, according to the British Museum. (photo).
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2012-02-20 16:14
The Freer and Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. are hosting the exhibit "Feast Your Eyes" on Ancient Iranian Luxury Metalwork beginning February 4, 2012. The exhibit "explores the beauty, role and function of luxury metalwork in ancient Iran."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2012-01-31 13:23
A stunning miniature of a 15th century knight slaying a dragon has been found in Carlisle, England. The cast silver gilt piece is of high quality and thought to be a piece of jewelery rather than a pilgrim's badge.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-01-22 08:02
Archaeologist Neil Holbrook, chief executive at Cotswold Archaeology, called the discovery of an 1,800-year-old enamelled cockerel figurine in the grave of a child a "most spectacular" find. The figurine is believed to have religious significance. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-12-27 12:52
Experts at the British Library have matched a bronze seal matrix, dating to the 13th century, with a 19th century sulphur cast of a seal belonging to the Augustinian canons of Stone Priory in Staffordshire. The matrix was discovered recently in a Surrey field. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-12-22 10:17
The November 2011 issue of National Geographic Magazine showcases the Staffordshire Gold Hoard, an historic treasure discovered in 2009 in Staffordshire, England with an article by Caroline Alexander.
Submitted by bigjimkoch on Fri, 2011-12-16 14:11
Alchem Incorporated is a manufacturer of several lines of metal products. Alchem produces peerage and apprentice rings, fencing blades, hilts, and crossbow parts.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-12-11 10:24
A recent inquest in Norwich, England has resulted in a number of artifacts, dating from 800 BCE through the 15th century CE, being declared treasure. The six groups of treasures were all discovered by metal detector enthusiasts. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-11-13 16:47
In 2007, metal detectorists David and Andrew Whelan hit the jackpot when they discovered a huge hoard of Viking treasure in a field north of Harrogate, England. Now the Vale of York Viking Hoard will return to Harrogate for an exhibition at the Mercer Art Gallery.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-11-12 11:38
A large medieval seal dating to the 13th or 14th century has been discovered in a field in Surrey, England. The mystery of the seal is that it is believed to have originated at Stone Priory in north Staffordshire. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-11-04 11:15
On Monday November 7, 2011, the National Geographic Channel will present two, hour-long programs on the Staffordshire Hoard, the Viking treasure discovered in 2010 in England. The programs are scheduled for 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. (EST).
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-10-23 21:08
Metal dectorist John Fereday was "so excited that his hands were shaking" when he discovered a 13th century silver seal on a farm near Newquay in Cornwall. "Medieval seals are very rare in Cornwall and silver ones are rarer still," said liaisons officer Anna Tyacke.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-10-13 19:02
David Booth is a happy man. The hoard of gold Iron Age torcs he discovered with a metal detector in 2009, were last year's most valuable treasure reported to the Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, bringing the finder a reward of £462,000. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-09-22 10:18
Dan Carlsson of the Fröjel Discovery Programme has posted an album of Viking artifacts from the harbor and lands around Fröjel, Sweden including explantion of the objects and how they were made.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-09-11 14:01
You've read about it. You've seen the photos. Now you have the chance to see the wonders in person when one hundred artifacts from the Staffordshire Hoard go on display at National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-09-08 17:12
Christopher MacConing of the Kingdom of Atlantia suggests collecting and recycling pewter site tokens.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-08-13 14:57
In the early 16th century, Gottfried “Götz” von Berlichingen, a knight - and rogue - of the Holy Roman Empire, found his hand ripped off by a cannonball during the Siege of Landshut. This did not stop the staunch German, however, who had an iron prosthetic crafted to replace the appendage. PG-13 for language.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-07-05 22:00
We know it's Roman, but what the heck is it? That's the question being asked by archaeologists about a Roman dodecahedron dating from the 2nd-3rd century and found throughout Roman Europe. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-06-21 10:48
Archaeologists from Oxford Archaeology North who are excavating Lodge Farm near Runcorn, England, believe they have found the medieval village of Norton.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-06-17 09:54
Henrik in the West Kingdom reports that a Viking Age iron smelting workshop will be held July 10, 2011 in Oakland, California.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2011-05-27 17:01
The Ganoksin Project has announced that it will release of more than 40 digitized versions of rare antique metalsmithing and jewelry books. The books are available in PDF format for a minimal fee which will be used to support the project.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-04-20 17:32
Jewlery designer T. Shamir has given the assasin's crossbow new meaning with these palm sized, fully functional crossbow and cannon. The two videos depict the weapons in action.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-04-06 12:04
In a 2008 episode from the PBS series A Woodwright's Shop with Roy Underhill, Don Weber instructs viewers how to make a Viking tool chest.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-03-26 17:08
Understanding the medieval mindset that placed magical value on sacred objects, such as relics and talismans, may be difficult for the modern public, but no one can dispute the beauty of such works of art. (photos)