Hope you had a good week! Here is a delectable list of the best of the textile history best from around the net this week.
- There are just two videos of Queen Victoria in the British Pathé archive. One is of her funeral :( The other is her in Dublin!
- In Ireland and want to get involved with local history? Start here!
- Fashions for April 1821.
- Rolling Stone magazine gives a history of the hoodie.
- Why Shouldn’t Men Knit? -> a booklet from the 1940s, now online.
- Sometimes the ghosts of Knitting Past are machines.
- Ganseys For Dummies – exploding myths around cabled knits of the British Isles.
- This week’s Times Literary Supplement does ‘Art and Craft in the Novel‘.
- The Irish Film Archive is to move premises to Maynooth.
- When is a female doctor not a female doctor? When she is James Barry and spends her entire life as a man in the British army.
- Queen Victoria’s wedding dress - the one that started it all.
- Pablo Neruda’s Ode to Handknitted Socks.
- Ancient Egyptian cotton: a secret revealed.
See you next Monday with a post about Limerick gloves!