Of further interest, a 15th century treatise in Monastery of St. Catherine
at nurenburg. Directions for Manufacturing textile prints.
CIBA review #26 covers medieval printed linen chasubles
Someone's A&S documentation
Cenninni's 15th century treatise �Il Libro dell� Arte
On Sun, Mar 7, 2010 at 11:21 AM, Hastings <hodgepatch@...> wrote:
> I've been having so much fun carving molds for prianiki that I thought I
> might try my hand at carving some wood stamps for textile printing. Before I
> get crazy with it though, I wanted to have a bit more information. I was
> wondering if it was a project that any one else here had explored?
> I did find this page (in Polish)
> http://www.strojesigrid.zafriko.pl/str/tkaniny_ with some scraps of
> printed wool fabrics dating to approximately the period I'm looking at. I am
> a little flummoxed by the fact that they are done on wool however, as it was
> my understanding that printing was normally done on linen. The references I
> found (thank you, thank you Sofia for your translation of Kolchin) were more
> in keeping with that as well. In the literature the linen seems to be
> printed first and then overdyed. The wool in those examples doesn't
> necessarily seem that way.
> There is a tiny blurb about block printing on textiles in my copy of
> History of Textiles, but it is western centered so doesn't say much about it
> until Indian cottons become popular in England, so that's not particularly
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