Advent calendar 12 December 2017

Our twelfth calendar post is a cocktail of things. It’s a relief velvet, a selvage of the velvet, a woven band and a embroidery in gold thread. The object is a cope from Vallentuna, Sweden

The majority of the materials are in silk. The embroidery seems be made on linen or hemp fabric.

The cope dates  1450- 1500 AD.

Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden

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Advent calendar 7 December 2017

Our seventh calendar post is a purse made out of a reused embroidery, with a backside of leather, from an unknown Swedish church.

Here we can see Maria Magdalena. The embroidery is made out of silk and metal thread.

The dating is late 15th or early 16th century.

Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden

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Advent calendar 5 December 2017

Our fifth calendar post is an embroidery, a flower on a gilded leather embroidery. It is from Skokloster, Sweden.

Here we can see a close up on the application. A flower in half linen half wool.

The embroidery is dated to 15th century.

Now in the collections of Historiska museet, Sweden.

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Advent calendar 2 December 2017

Our second calendar post is an embroidery. This one is also from an unknown Swedish church.
Here we can see a close up on the double running stitch in blue and red silk, forming 
 a geometrical pattern, on the linen background.
The embroidery is dated late 15th century- early 16th century.
Now in collections of Historiska museet, Sweden.

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5000 followers on Facebook

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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

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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

All pictures Historical Textiles. CC-By
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Masku villaintarsia

Straight from the opening of the exhibition in National museum of Finland. 

The  Masku inlaid woollen coverlet have been reconstructed by 16 engaged persons. Elina Sojonen and Mervi Pasanen have been the project leaders of this amazing project. 

We are so happy that we could be here right now and see the outcome of everyones hard work. 

Right now the original and the reconstruction is exhibit in the same room. Don’t miss the chance to see them both together. 


Sorry for the bad quality of the photos. The original is behind glass and tricky to photograph. 

Amica & Maria