Category Archive: Books

Bayeux Tapestry – Books, Part Two

Reading about the Bayeux Tapestry made me want to know more background information on the Normans – where did they come from?  Why did they want to expand into England?  I mean, the… Continue reading

Bayeux Tapestry – Books, Part One

The Bayeux Tapestry seems so modern in its objectivity.  It presents what happened, but you can never tell what side it’s on.  No individual stands out as looking more handsome and heroic than… Continue reading

Maine-ly Textiles

I know many of you are sick to death of winter, but living in Texas, knowing that days – weeks – months of 100 degree heat are about to descend upon me, I… Continue reading

A Medieval Love Story – with Carding and Spinning!

Here’s a little Valentine for all you textile and book aficionados! A few months ago, while researching for my post on a medieval herbal image, I came across some intriguing images of a… Continue reading

Books by the Yard

“Making one’s home in an unpublished novel wasn’t without its compensations.  All the boring day-to-day mundanities that we conduct in the real world get in the way of narrative flow and are thus… Continue reading

52 Weeks of Fantastic Bindings, Week 52: an embroidered Bible presented by Charles I, on behalf of Queen Anne, to Sir Harry Wardlaw of Pitreavie

Originally posted on Echoes from the Vault:
The embroidered front cover of the Wardlaw Bible, a copy of the 1640 Geneva-Tomson Bible presented by Charles I to Sir Henry Wardlaw of Pitreavie for…

Reading About Red

Long winter nights are a perfect time for armchair travel – reading my way around the world and through the centuries, and learning a little more about textiles. If The Root of Wild… Continue reading