Saturday, May 8, 2010

Queen Margareta's Golden Fabric

I learned from a post to one of the mailing lists I frequent about the decision of Uppsala Cathedral to begin to sell, in the cathedral gift shop, fabric printed to look like the fabric from which the gold silk lampas gown of Queen Margareta is made.  The pattern will be in the same scale as the original pattern, and the fabric will come in two colors; gold with red (like the original) and silver with blue. It will come in silk or cotton.  For more information, the article about this development (with pictures!) can be found here.

I am not planning to attempt to purchase any of this fabric, since Queen Margareta's gown was made in the early 15th century and I have no use for making such a garment.  Moreover, 15th century Europe is relatively far from my current costuming interests.  But I think it's neat that the Cathedral is making fabric of this design (and it is a beautiful design) available to the public.


  1. Hi Cathy, thank you so much for posting this. I have been interested in this dress for years. And it's on my list of costumess I want to make, which is very long, so it won't be in th very near future.
    Now all I have to do is try and talk my husband into a trip to Sweden.

  2. I'm glad that you found the post useful. Let me know if you ever do get to Sweden and buy any of the fabric!

    Speaking of fabric, I've decided not to buy any diamond twill this year, though I may correspond with the Russian site at some point and see whether they would be willing to send me samples. So you don't have to worry about picking up any fabric for me during this year's reenactment season.