Costume and Textile Guides

General
How to Make . . .
Sewing Techniques
Early Anglo Saxon
Late Anglo Saxon
Viking
Plantagenet
How to Wear . . .

 

Welcome to my Guides pages.
   These guides were begun with a view to sharing my knowledge with fellow re-enactors both in the local group 'Ulfstahm' and the national group 'The Vikings'. Sadly they only ever got published on the Ulfstahm website.   Now though, I'm publishing them here. I hope they help to give people an insight into historical clothing manufacture and fashion!

 

General
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Colours Details on the colours, fabrics and decoration styles used in the Dark-Ages
Fabrics
Decoration
Womens Head-dress throughout History  
Timeline of Fabrics  
Dictionary of Fabrics  
Timeline of Colours  
Timeline of Decoration  

 

How to Make . . .
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An Early (Pagan) Anglo Saxon Costume (5th/6th C)  
A Late Anglo Saxon Costume (10th/11th C)  
A Toque A 13th century piece of headwear, and how to make it
A Henin A 14th century piece of headwear and how to make it
Tablet-woven Bands (Threaded-in Patterns)
Cord A page about making various historical cords

 

Sewing Techniques
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Measuring and Materials What you need to know before you begin.

 

Early (Pagan) Anglo-Saxon - 5th/6th Centuries
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Tube-Dresses Archaeological, literary and scientific information about these garments.
Under-dresses
Trousers
Brooches and Pins
Belts

 

Late Anglo-Saxon - 10th/11th Centuries
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Wimpels Archaeological, literary and scientific information about these garments.
Hats, Hoods and Hair
Under-dresses
Leg-bindings
Trousers

 

Viking Age - 8th-11th Centuries
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The Hedeby Hood From a translation, with photo's and drawings of the original German archaeology report by Inga Hagg.
The Hedeby Cap

 

Plantagenet (Early Medieval)
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How to Wear . . .
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The 'Wimple, Veil and Circlet with Earcoils' Head-dress A 14th century hairstyle and head-dress
A Wrapped Wimple 10th century

 

   All the information used in these pages has been gathered from many sources and these have been noted in the text.  I am grateful to all my friends within the re-enactment world for their input - some unknowingly as bits of information have been gleaned from simply talking about the subject.

 

© Rosie Monument 2001
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