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05 September 2011 @ 01:15 am
Linkdump! Costuming  
The School of Historical Dress.
WANT. They are offering classes in historical clothes, including access to teh Janet Arnold files... of course one of the sessions is over the Griffin Needle weekend, but the other is the following weekend... Who needs Halloween when one could have tasty fibers in London?
http://theschoolofhistoricaldress.org.uk/

Norse seam finishings
http://sigurgata.org/wiki/Norse_Seam_Treatment

Period textiles CD
Philadelphia has a series of period textiles and they are selling a CD of the info as a fundraiser to help in their conservation.
http://afashionableexcuse.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/save-me-medieval-textiles-update-cd-and-show-tell/

Period textile databases
"The Bibliographica Textilia Historiae database is a free, open-access, searchable database based on the research library and documentation of the Center For Social Research on Old Textiles [CSROT], a project of the Stichting Egress Foundation, Amsterdam. "
http://egressfoundation.net/egress/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=72&Itemid=345
Then there is always the surviving garments database:
http://heatherrosejones.com/survivinggarments/index.html

Armor and castings
Fittings from overseas - they take awhile to deliver, but considering there are precious few other places to get high-quality pieces, this was a great find that Denis made.
http://armourandcastings.com/
I have more experience with and also strongly recommend Raymond's Quiet Press
https://www.quietpress.com/