Ecclesiastical Pomp & Aristocratic Circumstance: A Thousand Years of Brocaded Tabletwoven Bands
Arelate Studio, 2000 - 314 Seiten
Ecclesiastical Pomp & Aristocratic Circumstance: A Thousand Years of Brocaded Tabletwoven Bands by Nancy Spies details the history of the craft of brocaded tablet weaving from the sixth to the sixteenth century. It analyses data from the bands, including their metallic and fiber content. It presents examples of tablet weaving in literature and art and describes the types of patterns and where they were produced. It lists the many uses for the bands and gives an overview of historical looms and tablets. In addition, the author has graphed numerous historical brocading patterns and offers them for use in band weaving; they can easily be adapted for knitting, embroidery, and other crafts. The book concludes with a catalogue of brocaded tabletwoven bands and an annotated bibliography. If you are interested in tabletwoven bands, the history of handweaving, or are looking for new patterns to weave and embroider, Ecclesiastical Pomp & Aristocratic Circumstance is a book you must have! Book jacket.