Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles #18

Hello everyone and welcome to the December post of Early medieval (mostly) Textiles. This month we travel slightly forward in time to the period often called the High and Late Middle Ages (1000-1250 and 1250-1500 CE respectively). I am delighted to introduce (Dr) Jessica Grimm who is talking about gold-work embroidery. She is passionate about... Continue Reading →

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 →

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