Thursday, November 13, 2008

Viking and Medieval Dublin

National Museum Excavations 1962-1973 Catalogue of Exhibition

Published: Ard-Mhusaem na h-Eireann
An Rionn Oideachais first Published 1973

Many hundred's of textile fragments were discovered in excellent conservation.

  • Fragments include coarse heavy fabrics in plain weave, to fine material woven in twill
  • Red Dye,
  • Bone tablets for Tablet Weaving. Narrow woven boarders for sewing on as edging or in decorative patterns
  • Yarn was woven using wooden spindles, weighted with whorls of bone or stone
  • Wooden Reels on which the yarn was wound
  • Sewing needles of bone, bronze and iron
  • Needles cases - one of them is a decorated bronze specimen dating to the 10th Century
  • Footwear finds included boots and shoes of tanned leather, adult and children

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Costume Websites

Here is links to any websites I come across that deal with costumes, the history, construction, etc.

Re-constructiong History
Time-frame: Medieval-19th Century

Elizabethan Costume
Time-frame: Elizabethan

The Costumer's Manifesto

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Viking Age Headcoverings from Dublin

by Elizabeth Wincott Heckett

Publisher: Royal Irish Academy (2003) for The National Museum of Ireland and The Royal Irish Academy
0-9543855-5-1 (Hardback)

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Dress in Ireland

by Mairead Dunleavy

Collins Press (January 31, 2000)

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