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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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2017-05-31 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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2017-03-15 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.
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2017-02-07 06:23 pm
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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--Another Diamond Twill Wool Source

Remember my post of several weeks ago when I talked about diamond twill wool and where to find it on line? This is a follow-up to that post. Go here for the entry.
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2017-02-06 12:08 pm
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New Entry from "Loose Threads"--An ATR Bonanza

In which I pass on a link to the page of an archaeological textiles publication that has just made its entire collection of back issues available for FREE download. If you are interested, go here for the entry.
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2017-01-21 08:14 pm

New Entry from "Loose Threads"--A "Mini-Mill" in Iceland

In which I plug an IndieGoGo project designed to make yarn spun from the wool of Icelandic sheep more accessible. Curious? Go here for the entry.
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2017-01-17 11:20 pm

New Entry from "Loose Threads"-- A Long Overdue Diamond Wool Twill Update

If you aren't interested in fabric, especially fabric types common in the Dark Ages, you probably don't care about this post. On the other hand, since I've echoed here, you now know I'm alive and well, right? Anyway, if you are curious about the post, go here for the entry.
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2017-01-10 07:10 pm

New Entry from "Loose Threads"--Potential HSM Projects: 2017

Costuming projects, that is. I often get more fun out of planning an actual costuming project than in making it. If you're curious, go here for the entry.
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2017-01-02 01:59 pm

New Entry from "Loose Threads"--Research on Hallstatt Band 3

I forgot I hadn't posted this one to LJ--it's a short Christmas post passing on a link to a web article about some research into how one of the tablet-woven bands found in the Bronze Age mines at Hallstatt must have been made. Go here for the entry.
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2016-12-12 12:21 am

New Entry from "Loose Threads"--Lendbreen Weaving

In which I discuss an article that shows how an interesting museum display got put together. Go here for the entry.
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2016-12-09 12:39 am
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Viking Button?

In which I ask my readers for any knowledge they might have of a bronze enameled button found at a famous Scandinavian archaeological site that has produced thousands of Viking age artifacts. Go here for the entry.