Historical textile links
Here, I would like to share some of my research by linking you to the work of others that inspires me.
Construction: patterns, plans and finds
Some Clothing of the Middle Ages: Historical Clothing from Archaeological Finds, compiled by I. Marc Carlson:
Viking tunic construction: http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~capriest/viktunic.html
Skjoldehamn find: http://www.fotosik.pl/pokaz_obrazek/70261b35988d6b2a.html
Skjoldehamn & Thorsberg trousers: http://urd.priv.no/viking/bukser.html
Science Nordic, a wide variety of articles, some of which are about Norse clothing, eg.
Dame Helen's (SCA) site includes her 14thC. costume research and the whole mass of fabric re-finishing for the Houplandes and Greenland Gowns
Natural Dyes and Colour
Norse and Viking
Carolyn Priest-Dorman, Viking Colours & dyestuffs http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~capriest/vikdyes.html
Natural and ancient dyes
DARC: textile tools and Karen Peterson's dyed yarns
Jenny Dean’s Wild Colour: http://www.jennydean.co.uk/index.php/dyes-of-the-celts/
Hazel Uzzel, Anglo Saxon Dye Equivalent Colours (
Medieval and wider time periods
http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~capriest/dyelit.html Jennifer Munson (Anne Liese's SCA period dye sources: pre 17th century )
Jennifer Munson (Anne Liese's SCA period dye sources: pre 17th century )
All Fibre Arts: articles on history and modern crafts
Fabrics and Fashion History
Diana Habra, Choosing Historical Fabrics, The Costume Maker's Companion,
Timeline of Fabric History: Important Dates in Fabric History, "Threads in Tyme".
I last checked these April 2013. If you find any links are broken, please contact me.
I approach my work with a unique perspective that takes into account our planet and my individual style. My style and technique are broad and flexible, developed over years of experience.
Where I'm coming from
I started to sew at my grandmother's knee making clothes for a doll and have never looked back. My passion is textiles, not web design, so bear with me while I explore this new medium.