An ongoing site with articles and links on Fiber Arts as they apply to the Middle Ages and the SCA.
Calontir Fiber & Needle Guild
General Fiber Arts
Simple Fabric Identification
Is Crochet Period for the SCA?
Real Medieval Fabric
Recreating period fabric production
Cotton in the Middle Ages
Textile and Fiber Techniques in Medieval Ireland and Scotland
Historical Dyes and Practices 400AD to 1600AD
To Make a Beautiful Colour: Period Trade Dyes in the Sixteenth Century
Dye Recipes from the Innsbruck Manuscript
Colors, Dyestuffs, and Mordants of the Viking Age: An Introduction
Color in Elizabethan Dress
Colors for Lower-Class Elizabethan Clothing
A Few Points About The Colour Black, And Its Use In Our Time Period
TWO EASY AND INEXPENSIVE HOME DYES
Dyes and Dyeing in Medieval Ireland and Scotland
Dye History from 2600 BC to the 20th Century
The Woad Page
Jump to the Embroidery Page
Fifteenth-Century Men's "Acorn" Caps (and How to Knit One)
Hand Knit Hose
Knitting Period Stockings
Jump to the Lace Page
Needlework & Blackwork
How to Build a Frame Loom
The Inkle Loom
Toli's inexpensive inkle/cardweaving loom
Basic Tablet Weaving
Brocaded Tablet Weaving
Making Authentic Tablets
Fiber Arts, Textile and Weaving Links
Textile Resource Links
Burial-induced color change of
dyed and mordanted cotton and wool fabrics.
DISSERTATION by Marilyn Elizabeth. Regazzi,[Davis, Calif.] 1986.
Natural dyes in the United
States by Rita J.
Adrosko. Washington, Smithsonian Institution Press;
[for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.] 1968.
The art of dyeing in the history
of mankind by
Franco Brunello, [Translation by Bernard Hickey].
Vicenza, N. Pozza, 1973.
Nature's colors; dyes from plants by Ida Grae. Photography: Daniel Grae. New York, Macmillan .
The Colour Cauldron by Su Grierson ; illustrations, Guy Kinder. Perth : S. Grierson, 1989, c1986.
Ancient and medieval dyes by William Ferguson Leggett . Brooklyn, N. Y., Chemical Pub. [c1944].
The Art and Craft of Natural
Dyeing : traditional recipes for modern use by J.N. Liles.
1st ed. Knoxville : University of Tennessee Press, c1990.
The Plictho; instructions in the art of the dyers which teaches the dyeing of woolen cloths, linens, cottons, and silk by the great art as well as by the common by Giovanventura Rosetti, fl. 1530-1548. Translation of the 1st ed. of 1548, by Sidney M. Edelstein and Hector C. Borghetty. Cambridge, M.I.T. Press .
Dyehouse Laboratory Practice by T.M. Thompson. Bradford,
West Yorkshire Society of Dyers and Colourists, 1983.
Lace: A History by Santina Levey (published by the V&A)
Malmesbury Lace by Joan Blanchard, Batsford, 1991
The Romance of the Lace Pillow by Thomas Wright
'Lace' : The Journal of the Lace Guild, Issues 55 - 60
Bobbin Lace - An Illustrated
Guide to Traditional and Contemporary Techniques
by Brigita Fuhrmann,
New York (Dover) 1985. ISBN: 0-468-24902-6.
Tablet Weaving Bibliography
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