I have been involved in experimental archaeology and reenactment since 2007. Initially still in the early Middle Ages, I quickly slipped and ended up in the Iron Age and Bronze Age. I was impressed by the Bronze Age string skirts that I am reconstructing.
My interdisciplinary work marries my social work training and experience with my doctoral training in folklore; specifically, I consider how people do and have used folkloric elements to create and reinforce a sense of personal sanctuary, especially in times of precarity.
I am a PhD Candidate in the Scandinavian Studies Department at University College London, England. My main project involves interdisciplinary archaeological research focusing on specifics of early medieval textiles and trade in Northern Europe.
I have an amateur interest in archaeology, and participate in historic reenactment. I have interests in garment construction and embellishment. Tablet weaving and braiding/cordage techniques, and Scribal arts and book/ manuscript creation.
I am an expert in warp-weighted weaving, having written one of a handful of books on the topic. I've been involved with textiles since 1975, and experimental archaeology and early weaving technologies since 2000.
I am a Masters student in Experimental Archaeology at Exeter University in the UK. Long time re-enactor and bushcrafter. Current special interests are textiles and weaving, landscape and mobiliy and all things experimental!
I have done historic textile demonstrations since 2001. These range from pre-history through industrialization. I have worked in living history since 2015 doing a variety of historic skills including textiles, draft power, farming, and other historic handcrafts.