Thursday, 22 April 2010

So... I'm almost off!

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man day spent very productively must inevitably be followed by one much less productive.

Following this truth, I did (of course) not get done everything I had hoped for yesterday. Still, gold thread has been wound off into portions, "get-hooked-on-goldwork"-kits have been assembled, things have been aired out and packed up and put together and planned.

So. Today I have to take care of some mails and then I can start getting all that stuff into the car... and I'll be off tomorrow! Since this means no blogging until Tuesday or Wednesday the week after next - when I'm back and hopefully recovered - I will at least leave you with few links.

First of all, there's an exciting new research project on textile and clothing terms in unpublished medieval sources at the University of Westminster.

Secondly, the workshop list for the Textile Forum is now completed and online - so if you are interested in learning about stone-age bast twining techniques, couched embroidery, traditional one-piece footwear, twined knitting and much more, get yourself registered for the Forum!


Sarade said...

You seem as if you have a very rare and interesting career! The words "medieval archaeologist" stopped me in my tracks as I was searching through blogs.

Anonymous said...

Marc Chambers is a darling--we were at TCD together, though in different departments.

Machteld said...

wow, hooked on gold thread kits sounds superinteresting! I haven't read your blog for a while (sorry!) , so maybe it's a "stupid" question, but will these kits be in your market stall?

a stitch in time said...

Machteld, yes, they will go into the market stall as soon as I get to update the website. Each kit consists of 5 metres gold thread and four two-metre pieces of thin plant-dyed silk thread - the perfect kit to test if goldwork is the thing or not. The kits each cost 12.50 euros.