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Andersson Strand, Gleba, et al., NESAT 10 (Northern European...

Andersson Strand, Gleba, et al., NESAT 10 (Northern European...

...Symposium on Archaeological Textiles). Oxbow Books. 2010. ISBN 9781842173701. Hardbound. The NESAT symposium has grown from the first meeting in...
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Atwater, Byways in Handweaving

Atwater, Byways in Handweaving

ShuttleCraft Books. ISBN 9780916658007 "Mrs. Atwater describes little-known weaving techniques from various parts of the world. Instructions are...
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Balfour-Paul, Indigo

Balfour-Paul, Indigo

Archetype Publications, 2006. Hardbound. "The blue dye indigo has been the world's most important dyestuff for almost 5,000 years. Indigo is the...
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Barber, Prehistoric Textiles: The Development of Cloth in the...

Barber, Prehistoric Textiles: The Development of Cloth in the...

...Neolithic and Bronze Ages with Special Reference to the Aegean. Princeton University Press. 1991. ISBN 9780691002248. Trade paperback. This tome...
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Bath, Emblems for a Queen: The Needlework of ....

Bath, Emblems for a Queen: The Needlework of ....

...Mary Queen of Scots. ISBN: 9781904982364 Paperback. A fascinating exploration of the emblems which persuaded Scotland’s most famous queen to...
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Cardon, Natural Dyes

Cardon, Natural Dyes

ISBN: 190498200X More than just a reference guide, this comprehensive volume covers the origins, art and science of dyeing and the plants, shells and...
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Casselman, Craft of the Dyer: Colour from Plants and Lichens.

Casselman, Craft of the Dyer: Colour from Plants and Lichens.

2nd, revised edition. Dover Books. 1983. ISBN 9780486276069. Trade paperback. For beginners and advanced dyers, this book covers safe, ecological and...
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Edmonds, The History of Woad and the Medieval Woad Vat.

Edmonds, The History of Woad and the Medieval Woad Vat.

NP. John Edmonds. 1998. ISBN 9780953413300. 41 pages. Paperbound. Examination of the significance of woad, the natural blue dyestuff which was one of...
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Emery, The Primary Structures of Fabrics: An Illustrated...

Emery, The Primary Structures of Fabrics: An Illustrated...

...Classification. Thames and Hudson. 2009. Trade paperback. ISBN 9780500288023. In this monumental work, the structures of fabrics and the...
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Goodwin, The Dyer's Manual.

Goodwin, The Dyer's Manual.

2nd edition. Ashman. 1982, 2003. ISBN 9780954440107. Paperbound. Although textiles rarely survive in archaeological contexts, we know that dyeing and...
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Haymes, Nålbinding: The Åsle Mitten Stitch...

Haymes, Nålbinding: The Åsle Mitten Stitch...

...an Instruction Manual. U (U) O/U O:U OO F1:1. By Sigrid Briansdotter (Anne Marie Haymes). No place of publication. Self-published. 2003. Pamphlet,...
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Hochberg, Handspinner's Handbook

Hochberg, Handspinner's Handbook

ISBN 0960099050. "[A] very clear, practical manual on spinning all types of fibers on a 'flax' wheel. All aspects of spinning are considered and the...
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Hopkins (ed.), Ancient Textiles, Modern Science

Hopkins (ed.), Ancient Textiles, Modern Science

Oxford. Oxbow Books. 2013. ISBN 9781842176641. Trade paperback. The European Textile Forum was founded as an annual meeting for academics,...
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Humphrey, Carol, Samplers (Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks)

Humphrey, Carol, Samplers (Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks)

Cambridge University Press. 1997. Paperbound. "This lavishly illustrated book brings together a selection of English and Continental samplers of...
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Liles, Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing:...

Liles, Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing:...

...Traditional Recipes for Modern Use. Knoxville. University of Tennessee Press. Trade paperback. For several thousand years, all dyes were of...
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Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (1) Medieval Clothing...

Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (1) Medieval Clothing...

...and Textiles, vol. 1. Boydell Press. 2005. Hardbound. ISBN 9781843831235. The study of medieval clothing and textiles has aroused great attention...
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Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (10) Medieval Clothing...

Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (10) Medieval Clothing...

...and Textiles, vol. 10. Boydell Press. 2014. Hardbound. ISBN 9781843839071. The usual wide range of approaches to garments and fabrics appears in...
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Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (2) Medieval Clothing...

Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (2) Medieval Clothing...

...and Textiles, vol. 2. Boydell Press. 2006. Hardbound. ISBN 9781843832034. Historical dress and textiles, always a topic of popular interest, has...
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Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (3) Medieval Clothing...

Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (3) Medieval Clothing...

...and Textiles, vol. 3. Boydell Press. 2007. Hardbound. ISBN 9781843832911. The third volume of this pioneering series explores the manufacture and...
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Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (4) Medieval Clothing...

Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (4) Medieval Clothing...

...and Textiles, vol. 4. Boydell Press. 2008. Hardbound. ISBN 9781843833666. The fourth volume of this landmark series features a special focus on...
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Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (5) Medieval Clothing...

Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (5) Medieval Clothing...

...and Textiles, vol. 5. Boydell Press. 2009. ISBN 9781843834519. The fifth volume of this annual series features several articles examining the...
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Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (6) Medieval Clothing...

Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (6) Medieval Clothing...

...and Textiles, vol. 6. Boydell Press. 2010. Hardbound. ISBN 9781843835370. This sixth volume of Medieval Clothing and Textiles ranges widely, as...
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Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (7) Medieval Clothing and...

Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (7) Medieval Clothing and...

....Textiles 7. New York. Boydell and Brewer. 2011. ISBN 9781843836254. Hardbound. This year's volume focuses largely on the British Isles, with...
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Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (8) Medieval Clothing and...

Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (8) Medieval Clothing and...

...Textiles 8. New York. Boydell and Brewer. 2012. ISBN 9781843837367. Hardbound. This volume continues the series' tradition of bringing together...
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Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (9) Medieval Clothing and...

Netherton and Owen-Crocker, (9) Medieval Clothing and...

...Textiles 9. New York. Boydell and Brewer. 2013. ISBN 9781843838562. Hardbound. Topics in this volume range widely throughout the European middle...
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Ostergaard, Woven into the Earth: Textile...

Ostergaard, Woven into the Earth: Textile...

...Finds in Norse Greenland. Aarhus University Press. 2004. Hardbound. ISBN 9788772889351. One of the century's most spectacular archaeological finds...
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Owen-Crocker, Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and...

Owen-Crocker, Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and...

...Textiles of the British Isles, c. 450-1450. NP. Brill Publishing. 2012. ISBN 9789004124356. Hardbound. 688 pages. The single volume Encyclopaedia...
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Pritchard and Wild, NESAT 7 (Northern European...

Pritchard and Wild, NESAT 7 (Northern European...

...Symposium on Archaeological Textiles). Oxbow Books. 2005. ISBN 9781842171622. Hardbound. This volume presents the papers from the seventh North...
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Rast-Eicher and Windler, NESAT 9 (Northern European....

Rast-Eicher and Windler, NESAT 9 (Northern European....

....Symposium on Archaeological Textiles.) 2007. ISBN 9783033012677. Trade paperback. This volume contains the proceedings of the 9th archaeological...
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Rogers, Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon...

Rogers, Cloth and Clothing in Early Anglo-Saxon...

...England, AD 450-700. CBA Research Report 145. Council for British Archaeology. 2007. ISBN 9781902771540. This archaeological study of textiles and...
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Spies, Ecclesiastical Pomp and Aristocratic Circumstance:.

Spies, Ecclesiastical Pomp and Aristocratic Circumstance:.

...A Thousand Years of Brocaded Tabletwoven Bands. Maryland. Arelate Studios. 2000. Nancy Spies' book details the history of the craft of brocaded...
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Spies, Here Be Wyverns: Hundreds...

Spies, Here Be Wyverns: Hundreds...

...of Patterns Graphed from Medieval Sources. Spiral bound; 196 pages and over 400 patterns. "A book of authentic patterns from the Middle Ages....
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Vetergàrd Pedersen and Nosch, The Medieval Broadcloth: ....

Vetergàrd Pedersen and Nosch, The Medieval Broadcloth: ....

....Changing Trends in Fashions, Manufacturing and Consumption. Oxbow Books: Ancient Textiles Series 6. 2009. ISBN 9781842173817. Trade Paperback....
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Vinciolo, Renaissance Patterns for Lace, .....

Vinciolo, Renaissance Patterns for Lace, .....

...Embroidery and Needlepoint. New York. Dover Books. No date. ISBN 0486224384. Trade paperback. Superb reproduction of most popular 16th-century...
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