Period: 
2nd C
3rd C
Culture: 
Egyptian
Period: 
4th C
5th C
6th C
7th C
Culture: 
Egyptian

From the museume notes: "Silk, 1/2 weft-faced compound twill.

Dyeing to colour

I have log admired those fibre artists who only buy white or natural coloured yarns and dey all the colours they use. I have long said I would never be one of those people...well that might just change. We had to cancel the second half of our spring break plans, after our son was accidentally exposed to a child who had chicken pox. So rather than being out and about this spring break we have been homebound. I have been promising the students from my Raglan dye class 2 other colours and the webmaster of the Cambridge Weavers, Spinners, and Dyers Guild photos of dyeing for the website.

Silk and cotton a comparison

A friend asked me recently if I ever weave with silk, my initial answer was no. Then I remembered a number of years ago I had woven a set of silk garters (lefg) for a friend and a silk belt on my rigid heddle loom, but it was not fine silk. I have seen a number of lovely silk weavings posted on Weavolution, which inspired me to order some more silk and in a smaller size. Around the same time, I noticed my notes on cotton cloth in the Middle Ages and began looking into organic cotton.

This piece shows a new variation on the typical roundel style sami

This fragmet was found in the shrine of St. Paul.

"On a rose-tan ground horizontal rows of roundels with confronted

pale green ground with a yellow design.Lions with backs to each ot

Thsi samitum is done in blue purple, green, organd and white silk.

Ground: golden-yellowRoundels in brick red framed by guilloches wi

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