Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles #5

Welcome to the fifth installment of ‘Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles’. This month Christina Petty discusses weaving 2/1 (unbalanced) twill weaves on warp-weighted looms: the evidence, the problems and her experimental archaeological approach to the weaving process. Chris’s passion for textiles started at the age eight. Today she is primarily a weaver, spinner and dyer, but... Continue Reading →

Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles #4

Welcome to our fourth instalment of ‘Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles’. This month we are travelling through the Mediterranean, North Africa and Asia during Late Antiquity and the early medieval period, where we discover how the invention of steel needles changed weaving processes and the production of embroidery. Karen Carr was an Associate Professor of History... Continue Reading →

Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles Blog

Welcome to the third post in the Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles Blog series. This time Dr Katrin Kania, Dr Margit Hofmann and I discuss colours and dyeing silk threads for the Cuthbert Maniple Recreation Project. (Unless otherwise stated, all image copyrights are the authors) Katrin studied Archaeology of the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time... Continue Reading →

Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles

Welcome to our second instalment of Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles. This month we are taking our first steps outside the early medieval period, further back in time to the Hallstatt period (800-400 BC). Enjoy! Ronja Lau (MA): Working with mineralised textiles: Textile analysis of Hallstatt period burials from Magdalenska Gora, Brezje and Podzemlj Today I... Continue Reading →

Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles

Welcome to the first Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles Blog post. This is an exciting time! I’ve been thinking about an early medieval textiles blog that welcomed everyone for a while. It’s important that the blog is accessible; I want everyone to know how great early medieval textiles (and early medieval embroidery, of course) are and... Continue Reading →

The Story of how my book, ‘The Lost Art of the Anglo-Saxon World: the sacred and secular power of embroidery’, came into being

A blog piece I’ve written about the story behind my book, The Lost Art of the Anglo-Saxon World: the sacred and secular power of embroidery, has just been published on the Oxbow Books blogspot. Check it out via the link below. https://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/blog/2020/05/11/lost-art-anglo-saxon-world/

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