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If you have come looking for information on medieval Korea, be sure to visit my website where things are hopefully grouped together coherently.

http://www.medieval-baltic.us/korea.html

If you're looking for information about medieval sign lexicons, and language, see:
http://medieval-baltic.us/msl.html

Date: 2009-02-09 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cathyr19355.livejournal.com
Just one question--did you intend to date this entry 1 January 2020?

Date: 2009-02-09 11:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pearl.livejournal.com
Indeed I did. It's so if you come to the journal via pearl.livejournal.com or pearl.livejournal.com/tag/korea, then the link to the slightly more organised website would be the first entry that comes up. :)

Date: 2009-02-22 05:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alyclepal.livejournal.com
Hi Pearl, I found where you had left a note on my blog. I have searched but been unable to find any use of rigid heddles for larger pieces of weaving so far but instead for creating inkle bands that are used as headers for weaving a larger piece such as some Viking pieces. Sorry. If I find info to the contary in the future I shall send it along! Virag

Alyclepal.blogspot.com

Date: 2009-02-22 09:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pearl.livejournal.com
I wasn't expecting that there would be larger pieces, but you do mention that (http://alyclepal.blogspot.com/search?q=rigid+heddle) "(r)igid heddles in a smaller form have been found within the SCA time period in Viking graves."

Do you have any references, or bibliographic details about where you found out about a Viking-age rigid heddle? I had only read a reference about a 14th century rigid heddle (http://books.google.com.au/books?id=xLQzGTF3XxkC&pg=PA25&lpg=PA25&dq=%22heddle+frame%22+bergen&source=bl&ots=dwECqNT5gF&sig=A-EQJ8f8wKrRPRlsz5aQlB8DlqA&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=2&ct=result) found in Norway, but nothing earlier in Northern Europe. (I can't quite justify the ILL costs to have two pages of a book scanned overseas to check the referenced book by Ingvild Øye myself.)

creating inkle bands that are used as headers for weaving a larger piece such as some Viking pieces
I was under the impression that the only Viking-age inkle bands, and even then it is a 'probable' because the selvedges haven't survived, was decorative bands on the Skjoldehamn suit. (My translation of the summary (http://pearl.livejournal.com/323342.html?thread=982286#t982286) is buried in comments here.) If you know of any more, it would be fantastic to share that information, too!

Date: 2009-02-22 02:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alyclepal.livejournal.com
I need to go thru my links but a few months ago I found some awesome articles and pictures of early rigid heddles used for bands at a musuem in Europe which I think was in Spanish then while researching the Sami started finding other links and pictures. What you find is little handheld pieces like the Sami still use in that exhibit. I'm eyeball deep in a project this week but will sit down and look for my references again. That'll teach me to read and not bookmark:<. My real interest in rigid heddle has been merely as a tool to get folks past the "weaving is scary" reaction that the string heddles tend to be provoking but if I've screwed the pooch on my research I want to correct it post haste! I'm also trying to track down cardweaving in Central Asia---do you have any info on that? I've found modern examples and vague references but nothing concrete. I'm not a cardweaver yet, just super interested.

Date: 2009-02-22 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alyclepal.livejournal.com
I'm starting to think that perhaps I got the Roman find references mixed up with the Viking Cardweaving references but I've sent off a slew of questions to folks I sent the links to (without bookmarking) so maybe I'll hear back. If that's so thank you for finding my mistake. I don't want to perpetuate misinformation. I'm new to this and want to do a good job. I have been finding the Roman reference over and over and the 14th century stuff. I'll forward what I get. Virag

Date: 2009-02-22 11:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pearl.livejournal.com
I don't want to perpetuate misinformation. I'm new to this and want to do a good job.

Oh, don't get upset! I only started to pick your brains because you were typing things that sounded new and exciting to me! (And I'm a big fan of rigid heddles for their ease in teaching to weave, and for faking the tubular selvedges that Viking-age warp-weighted loom fabrics had.)

I'm also trying to track down cardweaving in Central Asia---do you have any info on that?
Not off the top of my head. The first thing that springs to mind, is that there might be something in Aurel Stein's archaeological finds...
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/objectid/O91172
http://collections.vam.ac.uk/objectid/O91168

People who might be able to help more, would be [livejournal.com profile] holyschist, or The Renaissance Tailor (http://www.vertetsable.com/) (I think [livejournal.com profile] mrq_laurellen on livejournal). I'm really only good for early medieval tablet weaving in Northern Europe, sorry.

Date: 2009-02-22 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alyclepal.livejournal.com
It's a totally small world:>. I am right in the middle of recreating felt slippers from that collection. I had a test pair at a fiber demo yesterday and someone bought them so I'm back to square one on getting thru with the project:>. I emailed Tiagria (sp?) who believes she posted her documentation on the Roman rigid heddle loom on the yahoo group The Red Threde in a folder and I'm happily awaiting hearing back from her. I think you guys are in the same kingdom?

Date: 2009-02-23 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pearl.livejournal.com
Tygra? (I think that's the right spelling.) If it's the same Tygra, then yep, we're both in Lochac. Don't think I've met her though. :(

Date: 2009-02-23 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pearl.livejournal.com
I am right in the middle of recreating felt slippers from that collection.

Oh! I love those shoes, especially the one upper that's felted and quilted (http://collections.vam.ac.uk/objectid/O88584)! Sooooo cute!

Date: 2009-02-23 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] alyclepal.livejournal.com
Did you see in the collection where there are leather bottoms seperate from the uppers? I think I typed in Stein in the search box. I have a close pattern that I need to refine and round although it fit my feet perfectly then onto the stitching. The felt is made and ready to go.

Date: 2011-11-28 02:30 am (UTC)
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Hey sweetie, we see you for William Marshal? It would be lovely to catch up :) Hugs.

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