Textile Timeline

These are the posts I have done about textile history, in chronological order by their subject.  Some of these are posts where I did some research, and some are photos of actual textiles or clothing.

3500 – 2000 BC Tracking Textile History: The Minoans

2000 – 1450 BC Tracking Textile History: The Minoans, Part Two

1450 – 1190 BC I Love Linear B!

1350 BC On the Trail of Sail History – The Mycenaeans

56 BC On the Trail of Sail History – The Vikings (short section about the Romans and Veneti)

800 AD – 1879 AD – Mystery of Charlemagne’s Missing Textiles

1060 AD – On the Trail of Sail History – The Vikings

1066 AD – Bayeux Tapestry – The Backstory, The Basics, Books Part One, Books Part Two

1200s AD – Rules, Routines, and the Restraint of Initiative – regulations for professional weavers in medieval France

1300s – 1570 AD – Textile Time Travel – The Middle Ages

1300 – 1340 AD – A Medieval Love Story – With Carding and Spinning!

1300s, studied in 1964 – medieval sheep illustrations and DNA in parchment

1600 — 2000 AD – 400 Years of Silk in America, Scruples and Scandals

1600s – 1800s  – Textiles at the Briscoe Museum  – men’s clothing and horse trappings from the Southwest

1600s – 1800s – myths and facts about American colonial textiles, book review

1732-1737 – A Treasury of Textiles – French textiles of all types collected in the 1700s

early 1800s – Rose Overshot Coverlet

c. 1845 – Not So Run-of-the-Mill  – woman’s cotton dress
and Shadows of the Past  -same dress, on a real person

1850s – 1870s – Two Lovely Ladies  -old photos

1855 – 1917 – dress diary

1860s – Shawl of Paisley Design

1862 – illustrations from Punch magazine of London; there are five of these posts but this link goes to the one on courtship

1880s – 1880s Favorites – cabinet cards showing fashions of the 1880s, and some early photo touch-up

late 1800s – 1917  – Dynamiting Silk

1800s – 1900s  – Bittersweet  – Native American clothing from children sent to boarding school

1875 – 1900 – book of tiny quilt scraps

1889 – dress reform

c. 1880s – 1900  – Late 1800s Dress

c. 1900 – A Cloud of Witnesses (photo of women’s craft group)

c. 1900 – Generosity and Splendor (beautiful sequined gown)

c. 1900 – 1910 – Boy’s Outfit

c. 1900 – 1910 – Frilly Foundations

1905 – Football Dinner – menu and activities from an old party planning book

1905 – Christmas Entertaining in 1905  – from an old party planning book

1907 – Servant’s Attire

c. 1910 – 1920 – Mary Schenk Woolman, an early textile instructor

1914 – 1974 – cotton gin

1920s – Merry Christmas – photo of group of girls

1920s – fashion illustrations from Laura I. Baldt, an early textile instructor

1930s – Flour Sack Dress

1930s – Flourishing in Flour Sacks  – guest post

1930s – 1950s – Flour Sacks! and More  – quilt from folded triangles

1930s – 1940s – Harvest Contest, costumes made from fruits and vegetables

1930s – 1940s – Design Advice from the Dress Doctors, book review

1950s – A Manly Textile  – tablecloth of divided Berlin and Germany

1950s – Picnic

1950s – Back to School, 1950s Style

1970s – Denim, Chambray, and Self-Expression

the future – 3D Printing and Handcrafts

the future – What We’ll Be Wearing Next Year