University of Glasgow, Scotland
Fibres are the primary material of textiles and define the qualities of the textiles they create. Originating from plants and animals, they have been used worldwide from very early times. In archaeological and historical contexts they occur as textiles and yarns and as processed or unprocessed raw materials. Visual representations throw light on the work required to prepare different fibres and the importance of this work in social life. Documents and texts record the value of fibres and their part in the wider economy. The conference brings together experienced and early-career researchers.
The themes include:
- new results which contribute to the chronology of fibre use at a local or global level
- developments in the identification and analysis of early textile fibres fibre procurement and use within specific historical or archaeological contexts
- the qualities of fibres and their contribution to finished textiles
Full conference fee of £95, students £45, to cover the scientific programme, visit to the Centre for Textile Conservation, lunch on both days and coffee and tea breaks An optional 'Scotland's Textile Heritage' excursion on 8 June to local sites of textile interest is charged separately at an estimated cost of £45
Further information and booking at https://www. earlytextilesstudygroup.org