Thursday, December 8, 2011


I was pleased to learn this afternoon that Wychwood Warriors just cited this blog on their wiki in the section on the Viking woman's apron dress. Thank you! It's great to be appreciated.

In other minor news, I've just obtained a copy of Margareta Gleba's book, Textile Production in Pre-Roman Italy, and am eagerly reading it. I have a number of topics I want to write on but have had little time or energy. However, I have a number of vacation days around Christmas and New Year's, so hopefully I'll be able to do something about that.


  1. Yes, please do so! I come by here every day and find your articles very helpful.

  2. Thanks so much, Marled, for your kind words.

    I hope to be writing more in the very near future.

  3. You are definitely appreciated! While I was doing my undergraduate thesis project on public history and historical clothing, I somehow got roped into making 10th century Scandinavian clothes for a friend's thesis, which was a museum exhibit on Viking home life. She had *some* research, but not nearly enough - your site was a lifesaver! It was really great to be able to go through and see the different theoretical approaches to clothing. I like it when I don't have to re-invent the wheel from scratch - especially when I'm totally out of my comfort zone for time period. There are some great resources online though, and your blog was especially helpful. Thanks!

    We ran out of time before graduation and never managed to do a full write-up documenting all the different aspects of the clothing, but if I ever get around to it, I'll let you know - you'll be getting cited as a source in a few places! BTW, I love how research-heavy your approach to historical costuming is. I always get excited when people start citing sources and comparing them! :)

  4. Ava, thanks so much for your compliments! I have tried to make my blog a costume resource by collecting useful information--in addition to the things that I like to blog about. I'm glad it's been helpful