- Hardcover: 143 pages
- Publisher: Aarhus University Press (December 15, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 8779342981
- ISBN-13: 978-8779342989
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 9 x 12.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #663,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Medieval Garments Reconstructed: Norse Clothing Patterns
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So I have a copy of the original, and the we-have-better-technology-to-do-this 'Woven' book, and now 'Medieval Garments Reconstructed'.
I don't really need this third book, which is just a graphing out of patterns, as I have been doing the same thing since I read Norlund's original book, back in the 80s.
But this book does stand on its own, without the other books. It has some nice, and large, pictures of the original garments, and then their reconstructions (right down to hand spinning the same type of yarn, and weaving it the same way, and sewing it the same way, reconstructions!) I do have to admire the people who undertook this great research, as there is no way I could have ever had the space or time, to do this. They even make recommendations about where to get the wool from the same type of sheep that were there in Greenland. The type of combs that were used are shown, and there are clear pictures of floor standing looms, and a discussion of weights, etc.
They do talk about finishing edges, even braiding cords, making buttons, and give diagrams.
And the graphs of those patterns which can help people who don't want graph out patterns on their owns - you can easily blow theirs up, make a mockup, and then tweak to your size and shape. A lot of us just do that ourselves, but I do know how daunting somethings are without a pattern. And that is the purpose of this companion book, to give those graphed patterns.
There is lots of white space in this book, around pictures, and on different pages.Read more ›
However, despite my issues, I did enjoy the book. The information as to stitching and details of fabric weave were great. The book is quality and well put together. The patterns have proved useful as I am terrible at drafting my own. It would have been nice to of had more to read, but I will be picking up the original supplement at a later date to use with it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book! Well written and great diagrams. I've made several items from this book and am very happy with the results.Published 3 months ago by andrea
A must have for anyone trying to recreate garments from the era.
Be aware that "Woven into the Earth" should also be purchased as a reference as this book... Read more
Fantastic, My wife is a professional costumer, we did a Norwegian Trade Show here in Tampa and were the hit of the show, in our mostly authentic costumes!Published 19 months ago by Michael Schwenk
As many have stated it's missing the dates. Barring that it has made my reenacting a lot nicer. Especially with Pennsic ' wishy washy weather this year.Published 20 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book, I bought it because I wanted my own copy, a friend showed it to me and it has a lot of great pictures and patterns!Published 21 months ago by Erin E Severe
I really love my new book! I will be duplicating one of the dresses by spinning my own yarn and weaving it. It is so wonderfully laid out.Published on May 19, 2014 by Holly Schanz