A set of woolen buttons for the sleeves of my ca. 1370 dress.
I used Isis' tutorial, click here. It's in Dutch, but the pictures speak for themselves.
Thursday, July 30
Sunday, July 19
I haven't posted for a long time: I gave birth to a sweet little baby girl and all I could think of was knitting baby stuff and decorating the nursery. In the last weeks of my maternity leave, I thought that maybe I could finally finish my dress.
Things to do:
- finish the hemline at the ankles
- sew 14 buttonholes (one sleeve)
- make 28 buttons (for two sleeves)
- lose 5 post-pregnancy kilos so I can wear the dress and breath at the same time :-)
Sunday, July 12
The coming week I'll be also working, but closer to home, which will hopefully leave me a bit more time to myself in the evenings. We'll see!
For now I thought I'd just do a small post on an interesting conference that is taking place here in Ghent in September 2010!
10th International Conference on Urban History
1st-4th September 2010
Organised by The Committee of the European Association for Urban History
The European Association for Urban History (EAUH) was established in 1989 with the support of the European Union. Conferences are organised every two years. These biennial conferences provide a multidisciplinary forum for historians, sociologists, geographers, anthropologists, art and architectural historians, economists, ecologists, planners and all others working on different aspects of urban history. This invitation is extended to all scholars who make urban history a distinctive and innovative subject.
The 2008 conference took place in Lyon, France. Click here to visit the website.
The submission for sessions is already closed, but papers can be submitted until the end of October 2009. One session is of particular interest to the people reading this blog:
S28: Silks, Tapestries and Townspeople: the Role of Luxury Textiles within Urban Economies during the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries.
A full list with all sessions can be found here.