I have recently started working as an independent textile archaeologist. I am happy discuss consultation, analysis and write-up work for textiles and embroidery dating from the beginning of the early medieval period to the beginning of the modern period (c. 450 – 1500 CE). My area of particular expertise is the early medieval period (450 – 1100 CE) so I am always more than happy to discuss textiles and embroidery dating to this era.
My methods incorporate the use of visual and microscopic analyses. I can also complete multidisciplinary comparative studies, including historical, art historical and experimental work, placing textiles and their decorative techniques within their respective cultures and societies.
I am able to quote for specialist fibre and dye identifications. For these services I work with colleagues who are specifically trained and have a high level of expertise in these techniques.
If you would like to contact me about these services, please do so via the contact form.