2019 Conference – Wool: Cloth, Clothing and Culture

The Bayeux Tapestry, 11th century. By special permission of the city of Bayeux

Saint Stephen's Church Hall

A warm house for the wits’: The craft, trade or science of capping

Kirstie Buckland, Independent scholar

Home or away? Woollens, worsteds and the “industrious revolution” in England’

John Styles, The University of Hertfordshire

Hanging by a thread: Anticipating structural damage in Tudor Tapestries through the study of photo-oxidation in historic wool

Nanette Kissi, Independant Scholar

Turning wool into silk: How sixteenth century craftspeople created legal luxuries

Jane Malcolm-Davies, Centre for Textile Research, University of Copenhagen

The “industry” of knitting of wool stockings in later 16th century England, especially Norwich

Lesley O’Connell Edwards, MSc student in English Local Studies at the University of Oxford

The first cowl of St Francis of Assisi and the mantle of Bishop Guido

Maria Giorgi, Adjunct Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera and Independent Textiles conservator and Conservation Consultant

The St Clare intermediate tunic

Tina Anderlini, Independent scholar and published author

Distaff spinning: a forgotten aspect of medieval wool textile production

Mary A. M. Cleaton, Jane Hunt, Alice R. Evans & Cathelina de Alessandri