Dress and Society
Contributions from Archaeology
Paperback ISBN: 1785703153
"While traditional studies of dress and jewellery have tended to focus purely on reconstruction or descriptions of style, chronology and typology, the social context of costume is now a major research area in archaeology. This refocusing is largely a result of the close relationship between dress and three currently popular topics: identity, bodies and material culture. Not only does dress constitute an important means by which people integrate and segregate to form group identities, but interactions between objects and bodies, quintessentially illustrated by dress, can also form the basis of much wider symbolic systems. Consequently, archaeological understandings of clothing shed light on some of the fundamental aspects of society, hence our intentionally unconditional title. Dress and Society illustrates the range of current archaeological approaches to dress using a number of case studies drawn from prehistoric to post-medieval Europe. Individually, each chapter makes a strong contribution in its ownfield whether through the discussion of new evidence or new approaches to classic material. Presenting the eight papers together creates a strong argument for a theoretically informed and integrated approach to dress as a specific category of archaeological evidence, emphasising that the study of dress not only draws openly on other disciplines, but is also a sub-discipline in its own right. However, rather than delimiting dress to a specialist area of research we seek to promote it as fundamental to anyholistic archaeological understanding of past societies"--Publisher description.
The Field Guide to Fleece
100 Sheep Breeds & How to Use Their Fibers
Paperback ISBN: 1612121780
With this compact, portable reference in hand, crafters can quickly and easily look up any of 100 sheep breeds, the characteristics of their fleece, and the kinds of projects for which their fleece is best suited. Each breed profile includes a photo of the animal and information about its origin and conservation status, as well as the weight, staple length, fiber diameter, and natural colors of its fleece. This is a great primer for beginners, and a handy guide for anyone who loves working with fleece!
Paperback ISBN: 1929572085
Learn the basic techniques for fingerweaving, the art of making textiles without a loom. Learn how to reproduce Native American styles and designs or create original pieces of your own. Each technique is simply described, step-by-step, with a color illustration for each move.
The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook
More Than 200 Fibers from Animal to Spun Yarn
Hardcover ISBN: 1603427112
Examines different animals and the unique characteristics of their fibers and discusses which type of yarn is ideal for projects, including baby garments and stadium blankets.
Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving
Paperback ISBN: 0934026254
With instructions for how to make wonderful projects and plain-weave variations, this user-friendly guide covers choosing, setting up, and weaving on a rigid heddle loom. Both beginners and experienced weavers will value its thriftiness and versatility.
The Handweaver's Pattern Directory
Over 600 Weaves for Four-Shaft Looms
Hardcover ISBN: 1596680407
Provides instructions on the basics of weaving and finishing techniques along with six hundred different weaving patterns for four-shaft looms.
Handwoven Baby Blankets
Paperback ISBN: 081171411x
What better way to welcome that precious, tiny new person than with a luxurious, handwoven blanket! These beautiful, colorful designs will appeal to today's contemporary moms, as well as lovers of traditional weaves.
Weaving Techniques, Tips, and Projects for the Rigid-Heddle Loom
Paperback ISBN: 1632503387
There's No Place Like a Handwoven Home! Hand towels, table runners, placemats, throws--weaving is perfectly suited to creating and customizing just about any textile for your home. In Handwoven Home, weaving expert Liz Gipson explains the tools and techniques you'll need to weave personalized home textiles on a rigid-heddle loom--the most popular loom on the market today. From choosing the right yarn for your project to achieving your desired cloth type and drape, this book covers all the basics. And the 20+ projects are perfectly suited to the rigid-heddle loom, each starting with a simple square or rectangle and involving little sewing, shaping or loom waste. You'll even learn how to make multiple towels at the same time, create a sturdy rug of wide fabric, and finish your projects with a polished, professional look. Whether you're making textiles for yourself or as a gift, inside you'll find everything you need to create a woven personal touch for any room.