Sunday, May 3, 2015

Research Dump, No. 7

Norse Stamp Pattern Jewelry
A class on the design of "Viking" armbands, and pendant decorated with stampwork.

Period Tailoring Techniques--making a doublet interior--part 1
An article more or less discussing the interlinings and canvassing of a doublet. 
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Rock of the Eye
A discussion on drafting patterns by Rock of the Eye (less poetically known as "eyeballing it").  There is some good ideas and thoughts in here, although it takes them some time to get there. 

"For the heat is beyond your conception:" Men's Summer Dress in the American South During the Long Eighteenth-Century
A thesis on how clothing was adapted--by means of fabrics and less layers in each garment--to extremes of heat. 

Stitches as Used by Tailors in 1800
Wonderful!  Descriptions of some specialized stitches used in the period.   

Tablet Weaving a Selvage onto an Existing Fabric
How to finish the edge of a garment (such as something from the Finnish Iron age) with tablet weaving, to fake the appearance of fabric made on a warp weighted loom. 

Wool: Preparing, washing, and pressing.  

Braies and how they do it.
A fascinating argument and pictorial tutorial that medieval braies are actually loincloths.  

The Apron dress from Kostrup (Grave ACQ)
An article from Hilde Thurman on the subject, a gathered aprondress.  The article was recently updated, on 4-25-15. 

Whilja’s Corner
An excellent blog on German Renaissance costuming.

The German Renaissance of Genoveva
A blog focusing on the topic of German Renaissance Costuming.

16th Century German – Dress
An excellent dress diary, photo documenting the entire process (other than fitting).

Housebook or Dürer dress
A Housebook Dress—a style with rolled pleats running into the bodice.  It is a good piece of documentation, going through the process of discovering how to make this style.

German Cut Hosen, c. 1500-1555
A collection of images with discussions on the close fitting German hosen (not pluderhosen).   Should open in Microsoft word.

Portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy and its research applications to Northern European bog bodies
by Granite, Guinevere Elizabeth, Ph.D
Mainly on the bones, but I found an actual, colour, image of the Bernuthsfeld tunic.

Seventeenth and Eighteenth century whalers’ knitted caps
A good article on the topic.

Pleatwork in the 15th and 16th Centuries: An Online Guide
The Table of Contents for a guide currently being written.

Dating bog bodies by means of C-14-AMS
Dating 35 different bog finds, and includes a small amount of information on associated objects in the finds.

Genähtes aus dem Hallstätter Salzberg
Prähistorische Textilfunde aus Hallstatt im Vergleich mit eisenzeitlichen Gewanddarstellungen
A thesis on the Hallstat textiles. Obviously, it's in German.

Trial by Battle in France and England
A paper surveying the history of Trials by Battle, concentrating on the period of 1050 – 1350.

Curator about & about: The Buff Coat of Sir Thomas Fairfax in York Castle Museum
An examination of a 17th Century Buff coat.  An interesting little article.

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