Advent calendar 25 December 2017

Our twenty-fifth and last calendar post is an embroidery in silk and gold. From Vadstena convent church, Sweden.

Here we can see a close up on the newly born baby Jesus and his mother Mary.

The embroidery is dated early 15th century.

Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden.

We would like to thank you all that have followed our advent calendar and wish you all a Merry Christmas.

/ Amica and Maria.

Advent calendar 24 December 2017

Our twenty-fourth calendar post is a dagged edge. The edge belongs to a larger piece and that one comes from a garment. From the county of Södermanland, Sweden.

Here we can see a close up on the cut edge. The wool fabric brownish- reddish.

This piece is undated. We put it in the time frame of 13th- 14th century.

Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden

Advent calendar 17 December 2017 


Our seventeenth calendar post is an embroidery. From Skå church, Sweden. It’s an Opus Anglicanum work, from England.

Here we can see a close up on the embroidery. Silk and gold on linen. The silk is sewn in split stitch. The embroidery is of the highest class.

The item dates to 1250- 1350 AD. Most likely 1330-1350.

Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden


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När vi startade vår Facebooksida trodde vi aldrig att vi skulle få så många följare. Vi har precis passerat 5000 följare och vi måste fira med några häftiga historiska textilier.

Vi presenterar vår favoritdel på textiler- stadkanter. När du hittar dessa på ett gammalt tyg, så ger de väldigt viktig information om det tyget.
De talar om var som är varp och vad som är inslag. Detta är grunden i all vävning!

Därför delar vi med oss av en samling olika stadkanter. Hoppas att du gillar dom lika mycket som vi gör. Och tack för att du följer oss <3

When we started our Facebook page we had no idea that we would get som many followers. We have just passed 5000 and we must celebrate with some awesome historical textiles.

We present to you out favorite part of textiles- selvages. When you find them in an old fabric,
they give really important information about that fabric.

They tell us what thread is warp and what is weft. The basic of all weaving! 

We therefor present to you a variation of selvages. Hope you like them as much as we do! And thank you for following us <3
/Amica and Maria

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