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[livejournal.com profile] strawberrykaren posted in the LJ [livejournal.com profile] sca_garb about some upcoming books on clothing and textiles.

Personally, I'm most excited about Clothes of the Common People 1580-1660.

You can see some preview pages from Medieval Garments Reconstructed: Norse Clothing Patterns at Oxbow Books.

Another book (planned for April 2011) that I am looking forward to a lot is Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns: Book 1, which includes a detailed analysis of the Laton jacket (the late 16th/early 17th century embroidered jacket reproduced by the Plimoth Plantation). It is supposed to be a new series, so I'm crossing my fingers for some future 16th century clothing books from the V&A.

ETA: Some more books for those with deep pockets or interlibrary loan.
Any other upcoming clothing/textile/embroidery books you guys are looking forward to?

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Date: 2010-11-08 04:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pearl
There are very vague mentions on a few German re-enactment sites (eg. here) that say next year there'll be a new publication about the Hedeby textiles called "Textil und Tracht in Haithabu" (Textile and Clothing in Hedeby), but I haven't seen anything very detailed about it, yet.

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Date: 2010-11-09 12:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] florentinescot
I'm interested in the Norse Clothing Patterns -- but I want to hear more about it. Seems like somebody said that there wasn't much additional information to top Woven into the Earth.

I do, however, have Seventeenth-Century Women's Dress Patterns already preordered from Amazon.

I've not heard of any new embroidery books on the horizon. *pout*

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Date: 2010-11-09 01:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] florentinescot
no -- it doesn't have the patterns. They do look nice.

I wasn't that interested in the ToC -- it's got the Layton Jacket in it. That was enough for me!

I've seen several of the RSN books -- but they don't interest me that much. They don't seem to be historical in focus. They seem to like their modern approaches.

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Date: 2010-11-09 04:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] florentinescot
nods. there is that.

And it's not that modern is *bad* -- they just have such an awesome body of knowledge, it seems like a waste to not address that side of things.

IIRC, Duchess Lethrenn went to London to take some of their metal thread classes.

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Date: 2010-11-09 05:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] florentinescot
nods. I wish the picture of Max's first Coronation Tunic was still online somewhere -- I might have to send it to you. It's a replica of one IIRC the coronation tunic of Roger II (some dude from Sicily, I think -- and I so pulled that out of thin air!) with all the metal thread/work around the cuffs of the sleeves and the hem.


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