Re: Fabric sources, was: Question on source...
- I just have to add my two cents (and now that is about all it's
worth, still doing research...)
--- In Authentic_SCA@y..., loom@v... wrote:
> There is not much evidance of hemp being used for clothing.
Although considering it's odd of surviving... I read of it being more
commonly used for rope.
I have read somewhere that hemp was much more common than that in
textiles. That fabrics made out of both flax and hemp were refered
to as linen, but now we use flax almost exclusively for linen. So
I'm wondering if in all the costume and archeological textile books
when they find linen fabric, if they determine which type of linen it
> Here is the fiber list. Wool, linen, silk (luxury fabric), cotton
> (luxury fabric, India, Italy)...
I have been reading "The Italian Cotton Industry in the Later Middle
Ages 1100-1600" by Maureen Fennell Mazzaoui that cotton was commonly
worn by virtuly everyone that had trade with the producing countries
(especially Italy and Syria). An interesting point that I've noticed
so far (I'm about 1/2-way through so far) is that most of this trade
seems to occur within the muslim communities, to the Middle East,
Muslim Spain, and North Africa specifically. She has not mentioned
the Christian consumption of cotton textiles at all yet, and I am
wondering if there was some sort of thing about not wearing the same
cloth that the muslims wore at the time? It does seem that fine
cotton (or "tree wool") cloth was more well known of than we
> Cassandra of Glastonbury
- --- In Authentic_SCA@y..., Danielle Nunn-Weinberg <dannw@m...> wrote:
> > The only references I have seen have been in the latter part ofthe 16th
> century so, I think that it would be out for early 16th c.Hmm - pity. I suppose it is only one layer...