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2017-09-11 11:55 am
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New Entry from "Loose Threads" -- Bronze Age Zipper?

Just like the title; a reflection on technological changed based upon my discovery of a reproduction of an odd Bronze Age pouch. Go here for the entry.
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2017-09-06 12:38 pm
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New Entry from "The Cold Table" : What Killed the Greenland (Viking) Colony?

Just like the title says: comments on an article epitomizing recent, and better, research on the subject. If you're interested, go here for the entry.

P.S.: I recently changed the CSS for The Cold Table; let me know if you like it.
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2017-08-13 01:16 am
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New Entry from "Loose Threads" -- A Theory About Spiral Tubes

In which I describe ruminations by myself and [profile] esrblog about how the peoples who ornamented their clothes with bronze spirals kept them from unattractive tarnish. Go here for the entry.
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2017-08-07 04:53 pm
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New Entry from "Loose Threads" -- Spiral Tubes

No, this post isn't about the art of making a still! It's a pointer to an article about archaeological finds showing the use of tiny spiral tubes of bronze wire used to ornament clothing. Go here for the entry.
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2017-08-06 12:28 pm
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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--More Short Tutorials-Early Period

In which I link to short, simple projects (or tutorials that can be part of more complex projects) for historically-based costumes predating the High Middle Ages. If you are interested, go here for the entry.
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2017-08-02 05:13 pm
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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--The Völva Costume--A Few Thoughts About The Cloak

In which I ruminate about a component for a special costume described in one of the sagas. Go here for the entry.
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2017-07-15 09:05 pm
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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--Paths Less Traveled

In which I pass on some links about areas of clothing history about which I know little. If this sort of thing excites you, as it does me, go here for the entry.
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2017-06-18 01:49 pm
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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--Even More Diamond Twill Sources

Interested in high-end, handwoven, wool-twill fabric? Well, that's the subject of today's post. Go here for the entry.
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2017-06-15 12:31 pm
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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--Menswear of the Lombards

A review of a book I read recently. If you don't know who the Lombards are, or are not interested in costume during the 6th through 8th centuries CE, this review probably won't appeal to you. If it does or if you're just curious, click here.
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2017-06-11 02:24 pm
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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--A Midsummer's Crop of Short Tutorials

Just like the title says. Probably of no interest unless you do costuming or sewing for fun. Go here for the entry.
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2017-06-08 11:02 pm
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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--Odds and Ends

In which I post a bunch of links for archaeological clothing and textile resources available from the Internet. Go here for the entry.
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2017-06-03 02:03 am
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New Entry from "The Cold Table" : Eight Flavors of What?

In which I review a book about food history that is... most interesting. Go here for the entry.
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2017-05-31 12:46 am
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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--Reflections on "Birka" and "Hedeby" Bags

It isn't enough that I spend my spare time going on and on about Viking age clothing. Now I'm going on about Viking age accessories. Care to find out what I'm talking about? Go here for the entry.
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2017-04-13 02:08 pm
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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--In Praise of EXARC.net

In which I blather about an archaeology site that is unusually informative. Go here for the entry.
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2017-03-23 01:54 am
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New Entry from "The Cold Table" : Who's on the Table?

In which I discuss an article about an archaeological discovery concerning the Neanderthals' diet. Go here for the entry.
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2017-03-15 10:13 am
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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--Recreating the Egtved Skirt

In which I bring a very interesting video to the attention of my readers. Go here for the entry.
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2017-03-12 08:14 pm
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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--A Random Thought About Viking Apron Dresses

Just like the title says. Most of my readers here won't care. If you think you might, go here for the entry.
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2017-03-07 09:24 pm
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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--The Woman in Blue--Online!

In which I refer my readers to yet another on-line source--this one a close summary of the clothing-related pages of the book "Bundled in Blue", a National Museum of Iceland publication that describes a recent analysis of the 1936 discovery of a Viking woman's burial. Sound dull? Not to me, but if ancient clothing reconstructions don't appeal to you, don't go here to check out the entry.
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2017-03-06 10:59 am
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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--Fine Fabric In The Bronze Age

Archaeologists have found fine linen, woven of incredibly thin threads, dating to the Bronze Age. They found it a few miles north of Cambridge, England. Yes, really! Go here for the entry.
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2017-02-22 11:31 pm
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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--From The "Nothing New Under The Sun" Department

In which I talk about a more than 2,000 year old hat style, favored by the armies of Alexander the Great, and apparently also by modern Afghans and Pakistanis. Any connection? Not necessarily. Go here for the entry.