Re: [Authentic_SCA] Seams
> Oh yes, and also: what kind of stitches are authentic? Regular runningThe question really is "authentic for where". Look at the URL I just sent
> stitch, or the kind that doubles back on itself, if you know what I'm
> talking about...
you regarding flat-felled seams. You will see both running stitches and
back stitches are there. French seams and hem stitches and just about ever
stitch you can think of (and a whole lot you never saw before) have been
found on extant garments. The one I have seen most is the simple running
stitch. But modern fabrics don't hold together as well as period ones did,
so I usually do a backstitch at stress points.
Basically the answer to the question "what stitches are authentic" is
"anything that doesnt' come from a machine". =)
>What type of clothing-style and colors- were used in 8 - 9 centuryThe only book that I am aware of is:
>Franks? Also what type of seams were used and any sites that show how
>do to them? What information I have found about Franks doesn't give
>much about clothing styles and colors.
Kleidung nach Quellen des frühen Mittelalters : Textilien und Mode von Karl
dem Grossen bis Heinrich III by Mechthild Müller. Berlin: W. de Gruyter,
2003. x, 337 p., 20 p. of plates : 80 ill. (some col.) ISBN3110172194
But a good knowledge of German is essentual. Few illus.
Detailed study examines textiles and costume during the Carolingian and
Ottonian periods. Drawing on archaeological, documentary, literary and
graphic sources, the study examines the clothing of men, women and the
clergy, decoration, accessories, fabrics, weaving and the manufacture of
clothing mostly in Germany between 800 and 1050. 337p, 10 col and 10 b/w pls
Beth of Walnutvale