IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1508: DISTAFF, I: Focus on Fibre

Thursday 4 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:DISTAFF: Discussion, Interpretation & Study of Textile Arts, Fabrics & Fashion Session
Organiser:Gale R. Owen-Crocker, School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:Elizabeth Coatsworth, now retired
Paper 1508-aEnglish and Continental Terminologies for Wool-Based Textiles
(Language: English)
John H. A. Munro, Department of Economics, University of Toronto, Downtown
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Language and Literature - Dutch, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Italian
Paper 1508-bHedging on Heckles: Identifying Flax Working Tools from Medieval Novgorod
(Language: English)
Heidi Sherman, Department of Humanistic Studies, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Economics - Rural, Folk Studies, Social History
Paper 1508-c3-Harness Linen Weaves: Experimental Archaeology
(Language: English)
Anne Reaves, Department of English & Communication, Marian University, Indianapolis
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Economics - Trade

The papers in this session combine archaeology/history and practical experience to define the differences between woollens and worsteds and to examine linen prodicts and tools.