Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Tarkhan Dress: The World's Oldest Extant Woven Garment

A linen dress found by the British Egyptologist Flinders Petrie in 1913 was thought to be the oldest woven garment known, but until recently scientists were unable to determine its age. Radiocarbon dating has now established that the dress was made approximately 5,000 years ago.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Soft Furnishings

The pillow top is woven in overshot with an 8/2 cotton background and a slightly heavier rayon/wool pattern yarn. I made the piping from the same material as I used for the pillow back, and I inserted a zipper at one end. The pillow's 12" x 16".