Early medieval women’s headwear

When I was still regularly involved in the late Middle Ages reenactment, my girl friends and I always admired the early medieval outfits for their colours and rich, or even lavish decorations. Christianity posed some serious restrictions on women’s clothing in late medieval Europe. As women reenacting urban dwellers of …

February – Tablet woven band from 14th century Germany

Tablet weaving is mainly a domain of Viking Age enthusiasts. When I was involved in the late Middle Ages reenactment we hardly knew this craft. This is because in the second half of the Middle Ages (let’s say from the 12th century onwards) tablet weaving was gradually losing its importance …

Show your tablets some love the medieval way

I just received a new set of weaving tablets from a local artisan and I thought this is a great occasion to talk about how to take care of your wooden weaving equipment. This is important especially for those who weave outside and in different weather conditions. I often weave …