Tag Archives: Middle Ages

Exploring Antique Technologies: Ancient Art – Unraveling the Art of Knitting

Knitwear was the primary fabric for sporting activities in the 1920s, but with cheaper alternatives such as factory-produced sweatshirts and tracksuits gained traction, knitwear transitioned to the realm of low impact, high-end sports whose users could afford ‘fancier’ knit garments. Knitwear also transitioned to smart casual clothing, which is where we most commonly see it today. Courtesy of HoneyCombPatterns, Etsy.

by Kary Pardy Knitting is everywhere recently. Creating warm hats, scarves, wraps, sweaters, and mittens is currently a fashionable pastime for people of all ages, and skilled knitters can create art with their complex stitches and colors. When you ask people in 2020 what knitting is to them, you’re likely to get answers like “it’s […]

Victorian Scrapbooks

Victorian Scrapbooks

Bound Memories & Scraps of Ephemera by Maxine Carter-Lome This album I’ve made is much more than a book. It’s worth even more than the time that it took. – Kimberly Rinehart, A Scrapbooker’s Verse Collecting and preserving information, thoughts, images, and mementos, whether for prosperity, education, personal reflection or enjoyment, is a pastime as […]

Collecting with Jeff: July 2017

Collecting with Jeff: July 2017

Full Metal Jousting by Jeff Figler Have you ever been to a theme party? Well, they can be lots of fun if you have a party that has a Western, or Hawaiian, or maybe even a Medieval theme. Medieval, you say? That is exactly what Linda and I did a few years ago. People came […]

Ken's Korner: Turns out the bra is 600 years old

Ken’s Korner: Turns out the bra is 600 years old – The Journal of Antiques and Collectibles – September 2012 In the history of underwear, it has always been assumed that the brassiere is a little more than 100 years old, an item that was invented as Victorian-era women turned away from the tight corset. […]