Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles #14

Welcome to the 14th Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles blog post. This month Isabella Rosner is discussing one of my favourite embroidery techniques, Blackwork. I know you may be thinking that this technique does not date back to the early medieval period but you're in for a surprise. Enjoy. Isabella Rosner is a second-year Ph.D. student... Continue Reading →

Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles #13

Welcome to the latest post for the Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles blog. This month I am excited to announce that the post has been written by (Dr) Charlotte Rimstad of the National Museum of Denmark, who is discussing the Fashioning the Viking Age project. Charlotte Rimstad is a textile archaeologist with more than 10 years... Continue Reading →

Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles #12

Growing flax, making linen thread from it and then weaving or sewing with this thread has a long history and is evidenced from throughout the early medieval period. In England linen was used as a textile for many items including clothing and the fabric on which the Bayeux Tapestry was embroidered. Today linen fabric and... Continue Reading →

Early Medieval Embroidery on YouTube

I know I've mentioned this briefly in the updated 'About Me' section but I thought you would like to know that I've now got six videos live on my YouTube channel. They range from shorts that show how stitches are worked to longer videos that discuss different aspects of projects like the Cuthbert Maniple Recreation... Continue Reading →

Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles #11

Hello everyone. This month we celebrate the 1st May 2021 with a post by Emma 'Bruni' Boast (MA). Emma is a champion of what I think is a really exciting fibre craft, nalbinding. In this post she tells us all about this ancient craft from an archaeologist's and heritage crafter's perspective in 'The never-ending explanations,... Continue Reading →

Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles #10

Welcome to the April edition of Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles. This month we move away from the research of Viking Age textiles to the art of re-creating early medieval textiles based on archaeological finds. Elizabeth de Born (Liz) is an experienced weaver and tablet-weaver who has made a number of textiles for my own projects... Continue Reading →

Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles #9

Welcome to the March 2021 post. This is the second of the two-part installment about Viking textile production, Weaving Identities II. In this post Dolores Kearney continues where Mary Valente left off. Dolores focuses entirely, on Viking Dublin, approaching the women of that settlement and its textile production through the concept of the châine opératoire... Continue Reading →

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