Monday, January 23

Printed linen - little bits from my craft room

Some time a go I purchased some pretty printed linen fabric from here. I'm still not sure what I will make of it, possibly a wall hanging of some kind to hang inside our tent. It reminds me a bit a a printed linen Italian wall hanging in the Historical museum in Basel. For now it is just being pretty in a corner of our craft room.


Wednesday, January 18

Online articles from the 'Textielhistorische Bijdragen'

Quite recently, the Historisch Centrum Overijssel, has made all the back issues of the Textielhistorische Bijdragen available online (see complete list here). I made a selection for you of all the articles of interest for the late medieval and early modern period. Sadly all articles are in Dutch (so this is especially for our Dutch and Flemish readers or anyone adventurous enough to try his/her hand at reading them anyway).

Tuesday, January 17

Rags to Riches: dress and dress accessories in social context

I am just passing this on to everyone interested: today I received an email with a call for papers for a interdisciplinary conference to be held at the University of Reading (UK) on the 21st April, "Rags to Riches: dress and dress accessories in social context".

This one day conference at the University of Reading aims to bring together archaeologists, anthropologists and others from related disciplines to discuss current issues of methodology, theory and interpretation of dress and dress accessories, from prehistory to the present day.

More details and the call for papers can be found here.

I regret not being able to submit a paper or attend the conference myself!