Online Workshop Announcement

I’m really excited to announce that I’ll be teaching this lovely piece through Knally Embroidery later this year. It’ll be online and you can find out more details here: The design is based on / inspired by a 6th-century horse harness excavated in Winchester, where Embroidery Knally is based. The colours were inspired by... Continue Reading →

Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles #25

This month I'm delighted to introduce Nancy Spies, an an independent scholar who has devoted her time since she left teaching, to researching medieval textiles. Her first book, "Ecclesiastical Pomp", deals with brocaded tabletwoven bands, and has become one of the 'go to' works on this subject. She is currently researching12th-century Tunisian church textiles and... Continue Reading →

Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles #24

Hello everyone. In this month's blog post I am pleased to introduce Melinda Hey, a textile conservator who is going to take us through some of the things she encounters when working on different textile objects and how she deals with them. I originally trained in fine art embroidery but now I’m a textile conservator... Continue Reading →

Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles #23

Welcome to the latest blog post. Here we discover the early to late medieval textiles that are associated with St Wenceslaus in Prague Castle. Milena Bravermanová, Helena Březinová, Jana Bureš Víchová This month I am delighted to bring you an article by Milena Bravermanová, Helena Březinová and Jana Bureš Víchová, archaeologists and textile conservators specialising... Continue Reading →

Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles #22

This month I am really pleased to introduce you to Ulla Moilanen, who is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Helsinki. She has a wide expertise of Viking Age artefacts from inhumation burials dating from Late Iron Age to Post-Medieval period and she has undertaken fieldwork. Ulla is also interested in interdisciplinary research. In... Continue Reading →

Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles #21

Welcome to this edition of Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles. This time I am really pleased to introduce Abigail Youngman, who is a radio dramatist and script editor. She writes radio plays based on historical fact, mainly from a female point of view with an element the absurd, because truth is stranger, and sometimes funnier, than... Continue Reading →

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