I know so many folks in the SCA are mundanely living outside of Europe. I am fortunate enough to live in the UK. So if you find extant weavings that are on display in the UK, please comment here and I will do my best to go see them and photograph them for you. I have a professional grade camera and a keen interst in Medieval Textiles, so in my mind it's win-win! Please post as much information as you can here and what data you want me to collect for you along with the photos. I will post small versions of photos in the comments here and we can arrange larger versions for you to use via the Private Messaging system!
In the SCA I am known as HL Jahanara Vivana, Companion of the Order of the Panache and Companion of the Order of the Golden Calon Swan (amoung others:). Mundanely I own Weavoltuion, with my husband Oliver, and live near Cambridge. London is easily accessible by train.
This is very generous of you.
This is very generous of you. Thank you.
my earliest weaving memory...
Now this would be difficult to research, but when I was 7, I went to Scotland, met relatives, and was shown an "uncle"'s hobby - restoring an old industrial era loom. I remember it as a stone building with the loom taking up the entire space. Clearly I need to get some names and places, but it would interest me to know the status of that huge old loom.
I will have to keep your
Glad to be of service!
I'm still working on updating it, but you all can check my personal site, thepurplelotus.org, for notes and photos of things I research!
Please do comment back here if ypu come across anything you want me to go study for you!
queezle, i'm curious about that loom you're talking about. Have you got any names or places? I live in southern scotland, near Edinburgh
Is it possible this is the place?
That looks so interesting, but I think it was an early industrial loom that was being restored.
My father wrote a book documenting his mother's family history (the Scottish side). I expect it to have some additional information, but its in storage due to ongoing construction. My visit was in 1967, and I was 8 years old. My memories are very hazy, but I've been really wanting to learn more.
I will contact siblings and my mother to see if anyone remembers or has easy access to the family history book.
Look forward to hearing what you find!
Headed to Glasgow in April
We will definitely put the Weaver's Cottage on the list! :)
Thanks sharing the information!
I have added a section on my
I have added a section on my SCA website, where I am collecting details of extant cloth. http://www.thepurplelotus.org/extant-textiles
This is a fantastically
This is a fantastically generous offer! I shall consult my notes. :)