RESEARCH

A PASSION FOR RESEARCH AND EXPERIMENTATION

We combine a love of history, a gift for spotting patterns in textiles, code or trends, and a passion for experimenting with yarns, dyes and weaving. Whether you need a database of drafts or documentation and replication of an existing artifact, we can bring the past alive.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Interpreting weavers' drafts and patterns

  • Testing past dye recipes

  • Drafting patterns from existing textiles

  • Spinning using spindles, wheels and splicing

  • Twining

  • Natural and synthetic dyeing

  • Shibori

  • Weaving: narrow bands to full width cloth

  • Finishing

PAST PROJECTS

  • Spinning and weaving an Anglo-Saxon Cyrtel

  • Linen napery from 1515 ad.

  • Viking and Anglo-Saxon reproductions

© 2019 by Joy Selby Cain