[Elfsea] New Book

Vicki Marsh XaraXene at comcast.net
Wed Jul 16 19:16:43 PDT 2003

Greetings, from Mistress Xene

Cool stuff coming across the SCA-Laurel's page at:

"Anna Neuper's Modelbuch,Early Sixteenth-Century Patterns for Weaving
Brocaded bands"
A small, leather-covered book of handwritten patterns for gold brocaded
tabletwoven bands resides in the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel,
Germany. Written in 1517 by Anna Neuper, a seventy-year old nun in the St.
Clare Convent in Nürnberg, it contains forty-five different patterns with
variations and is among the earliest pattern books for any textile
technique. These patterns have been transcribed into modern charts and are
presented with background information by Nancy Spies with Ute Bargmann. This
book is a must for every tablet weaver and anyone who can work from graphed

Nancy Spies
Ute Bargmann

Arelate Studio
1725 Trotting Court
Jarrettsville MD 21084
$12 + $3 Shipping/Handling
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