Spark up that pipe, settle into a fireside chair, and have a gander at the best and most interesting of online textile history reads from the web this week.
- Laundries in Edinburgh, and women’s relationships with them – I love the pictures in this blog post!
- Did lace knitting originate in Spain? Find out!
- Glasnevin Museum in Dublin now has their genealogy records all online – look up your ancestors here.
- The history of Oya Turkish needle lace.
- The remarkable story of the Confederate uniforms made in Limerick & shipped to the South through the Federal Blockade.
- Mrs Nanona Beecher-Moore’s historical stockings collection is online in full here.
- The Textile Blog tackles Victorian crocheted D’Oyleys.
- Fabulous big bright photos from the 1860s Civil War in the USA.
- It’s Women’s History Month in the USA, read about the history of knitting and empowerment of women here.
- View this gallery timeline of Vietnamese clothing.
- “…fashion influences more than just silk and ribbons: it can also determine the stylish ideal of the body beneath those clothes.” Fab blogpost on trends in body shapes here.
- A lovely little history of men’s cufflinks.
That should keep you out of trouble for an afternoon.