A round up of some of the most interesting textile history news and blog posts from around the web this week. Make some coffee, relax, and enjoy!
- There are just three days left to enter this competition run by the Real Shetland Company!
- New app brings historical maps to your iPhone or iPad.
- Read about a sock museum in Japan.
- Check out this blog post on the roots of Aran knitwear.
- There’s a new book out in the More Than Petticoats series.
- The history of clothing sizes in the USA.
- Fashion change in images from the 1950s to 1960s.
- Everything You Know About Corsets Is False.
- Catalogue of free online historical knitting pattern books.
- Pre-Literate Stockings.
- The University of Southampton knitting-related museum collection.
- A review of the knitwear in the 1930s Shetland movie The Edge of the World.
- Some great pictures of a woollen mill still in operation in Kilkenny, Ireland.
- Cork Textiles Network are holding a conference in March this year.
- An overview of Victorian underwear.
- Silk cape made entirely from spider silk is now in the V&A in the UK.
Happy reading, see you Monday 🙂