Many thanks to Ksynia Marko and ICON Textile Group for the opportunity to share the interesting work by Anna Forrest on the archaeological textile finds.
By connecting the patterns in historic canvases and the textile finds we may find answers to the questions that arise ..
I love where disciplines join!
Thanks to all of you who were there on the 14th of November.
… the story of how we ‘incidentally’ met is amazing on itself ! Feels as if I was ‘guided’ by an Old Master to be in Anna Forrest ‘s online talk about The Oxburgh Hall finds, and stay there… My heart started to beat faster when Anna spoke about the textiles and I could not believe my eyes when she ‘choose’ to show the piece of textile above in close up…
Announcement of the talk: ICON Textile Group
There’s still time to book tickets for our talk next week on Monday 14th November on Archaeological textile finds, such as the wonderful examples shown in these images, found at Oxburgh Hall – National Trust. With Anna Forrest and Helena Loermans.
What can archaeological finds and the close inspection of artefacts, specifically textiles, reveal about the past?
Find out at our next talk, which will be in two halves. First we will hear from former National Trust curator Anna Forrest about the underfloor discoveries made during the reroofing project at Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk, finds ranging from fragments of late 16th c. books to high status Elizabethan textiles, and then we will learn from Helena Loemans how close weave analysis can add to our understanding of how textiles were made, and their origins.
Image credits:National Trust/Mike Hodgsen