Some information from Alex Makin, co-ordinator of the Dress and Textile Discussion Group...
Programme for 2012-13
Where: Room A18, The Samuel Alexander Building, The University of Manchester
Thursday 18th October 2012: Professor Gale Owen-Crocker
Embroidered in Gold with Stars: the inventories of St Paul's Cathedral
Thursday 15th November 2012: Dr. John Peter Wild
Thursday 31st January 2013: Ruth Gilbert
Process and product: experimental archaeology, replicas and fakes
Thursday 7th March 2013: Jackie Tomlinson
15th Century Stitch 'n' Bitch: the northern French 'Distaff Gospels'
Thursday 2nd May 2013: Dr. Frank Rhodes
Structural Descriptions of Medieval Conventional Flowers, and the Winchcombe Pomegranate
Thursday 30th May 2013: Christina Petty
Tablet Weaving: evidence, tools, textiles, and use
I am always looking for people who would be interested in talking to the group. If you think you might like to talk to the group then please e-mail me with your idea. At present the focus of the group is dress and textiles from c. 450-1450. However, I am willing to discuss ideas outside of this time-frame as they may help to contextualise dress and textiles of the medieval period.