Tuesday, March 31
Monday, March 30
The catalogue will contain over 170 works of art and objects that feature frilled veils. It will be added to my final thesis as an appendix.
I will also put the handout of my presentation last Saturday online this week, so that everyone who wasn't there can download it. It is written in Dutch but is has 30 pictures on only 8 pages to explain the text!
Thursday, March 26
When you are in the Netherlands and looking for places to take courses or workshops in textile techniques, have a look at the following sites:
Needles4all organizes workshops and short courses in several locations in the Netherlands on a regular basis. Workshops/courses are announced on the Needles4all website and open to anyone who likes to embroider.
Needles4all's workshops and courses include: gold embroidery, needlebinding, smocking, blackwork, and more.
Creativiteitscentrum Boerderij Oud Woelwijck
This centre for creative arts offers a course in gold embroidery, taught by Ulrike Müllners, a professional textile conservater/restorator.
Wednesday, March 25
Pleated and frilled headwear in the Netherlands of the Late Middle Ages
Early examples of frilled headwear.
The places where examples of frilled headwear can be found in the Netherlands. Every dot stands for one iconographic example.
Thursday, March 12
Wednesday, March 11
Last week I was in Brussels, Belgium, and I visited the Belgian Royal Library:
The “manuscript room” was really interesting! They've got a very nice collection of research literature on medieval manuscripts, books, literature, illuminations etc. But the most amazing thing is that the library has also got a collection of medieval manuscripts that you might actually consult in the reading room. You have to search the catalogs to find the manuscript and then you can order it for reading. For really valuable manuscripts, you have to have permission of the Head of the Manuscript Room. I haven't tried it yet, but while I was there, I saw people leafing through illuminated manuscripts that you normally only see behind glass in a museum. There are also files of black-and- white photocopies of illuminations in specific manuscripts, so you can see which manuscripts might be interesting.
A visitor pass for a day is 2, 50 euro and for a week 5 euro.
The Royal Library is very close to Brussels Central Station and it's really worth a visit when you're in the neighborhood.
Just some random things about today:
- I treated myself to a membership of the British Costume Society.
- I found out this lovely Finnish blog now also has English summaries.
- I have been wondering about the history of lace, but I couldn't find a book about it in the uni library.