Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles #8

Welcome to the second installment of 2021's Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles Blog. We continue this year's series with a two-part post about Viking Age textile production. In 'Weaving Identities Part 1', Professor Mary Valante discusses Viking-Age evidence for textile production from rural Iceland, Scandinavia and Dublin, showing that it was vital to both the local... Continue Reading →

Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles #7

Happy New Year and welcome to the first Early Medieval (mostly) Textiles post of 2021! We are starting the new year off with a bang. Celia Elliott-Minty has been weaving and braiding for about 40 years and in that time has explored most of the recognised techniques, although tablet weaving has remained her favourite. Following... Continue Reading →

New Job

I’m pleased to announce that I’m joining the Archaeology Department at the University of Glasgow to work with Dr Susanna Harris as the textile Post Doc’ on the 3 year AHRC funded National Museum of Scotland & University of Glasgow ‘Unwrapping the Galloway Hoard’ project. I can’t tell you how excited I am about this... Continue Reading →

My first peer reviewed article

I’m really excited about this! My first ever peer reviewed journal article, ‘Embroidery and it’s early medieval audience: a case study of sensory engagement’ has just been published online in World Archaeology. It can be accessed via this link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00438243.2020.1835530 Here’s a short abstract: Sensory archaeology is used to access the early medieval ‘mindset’ to... Continue Reading →

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 →

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