Tag Archive: history

Burton Cotton Gin

In a stroke of genius, my husband came up with a Valentine’s Day trip that combined two of my favorite things, nature and textiles.   First we went hiking at Lake Somerville State Park,… Continue reading

I Love Linear B!

When Knossos was excavated, thousands of small clay tablets were found.  Some of their symbols were pretty easy to figure out:   and some weren’t. (I am drawing them myself, because I have… Continue reading

Tracking Textile History: The Minoans, Part Two

Before we get into more of Minoan textiles, we need to take a short look at how this culture was brought back from three thousand years of oblivion. There is a fast-paced, readable… Continue reading

Bayeux Tapestry – the Basics

So when we left off yesterday, king Edward of England had finally succeeded in ridding his kingdom of his unwanted adviser, Godwine, and Godwine’s whole family. For a short time it looks like… Continue reading

On the Trail of Sail History – the Vikings

We left off somewhere around 1350 BC, when the Mycenaean kings may or may not have been requiring plain linen cloth to be woven as a tax or tribute intended for sail use. … Continue reading