Indoctrinate them in the ways of textile history as early as you can! Image source.
Another week has flown by! I hope you enjoyed my posts on Limerick gloves, and on the Tenterfields of Dublin city. If you ever have a textile history query that you would like someone to do a little research on (me!), then I’d love to hear from you – drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m always looking for new things to blog about! In the meantime, here are some great links from this week in textile history on the web.
- The Fashion and Textile museum in London are running a new series of lectures.
- The American Textile History museum are running a fab-sounding new ‘embedded exhibit’ on ‘Heaven Save the Ladies: Textiles in Dickens’ America‘.
- A great article, with lots of photos, on the history of black women in fashion design.
- Street style in 1906.
- Vogue does a lesson in fashion history for the year 1912.
- The identification of lace.
- Strategic construction of traditional ganseys.
- A lovely blogpost on a personal piece of textile history.
- A Downton Abbey style freezer in Castlecomer House.
- A 1912 advertisement for Limerick Lace training school.
- When Eliza Bennis emigrated from Waterford to NY c.1790 she brought this quilt with her.
See you next Monday, have a great weekend!