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Archaeological Textiles

Laura Thode and I are proposing a new study group on archaeological textiles for Complex Weavers. And when I say “Laura and I,” I mean that she has done all of the work.

The announcement appears in the current CW newsletter.

The medieval textiles study group has been defunct for many years now, and we’d like to replace it with something slightly broader, and thus hopefully more likely to persist.

Here’s the information from the newsletter:

We are proposing a new study group to be called Archaeological Textiles, which will cover everything from textile impressions in prehistoric ceramics to relics in cathedral treasuries. This group will have an online presence, and members will submit contributions for a newsletter. If enough people are interested in a sample exchange, that can be considered as well. Dues will be based on costs for web hosting or mailing printed copies of the newsletter. We will be at Seminars in June and would love input; otherwise, feel free to e-mail questions or suggestions to Laura Thode at at gmail dot com Please put Complex Weavers in the subject to be sure I see it.

I was incredibly disappointed to have to cancel my CW attendance this year. Getting a new study group off the ground should keep me busy until next time (2016, somewhere in the middle of the US).

2 Comments on “Archaeological Textiles”

  1. #1 Laura
    on Jul 8th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Don’t worry–you’ll be working pretty soon because we’ll need to get a website set up. :)

    Today I’ve already had three e-mails expressing interest! That brings us to a total of 8, including us.

  2. #2 Crys
    on Jul 9th, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Sounds interesting. I look forward to hearing more.