University of Atlantia

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Glove Affair: Making Gloves (and Mittens)

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Jorunn nic Lochlainn

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA92 February 6, 2016
Crs #:
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2 hrs
Course Category:
Arts & Sciences
"The student will learn the components of a period glove and what characteristics make it a period glove, materials used to make one, the pattern design of the hand, the layout of the pattern on an animal hide for the leather gloves, the construction of the pieces and the tools used to do so. There will be discussion on the types of gloves and their decoration through the medieval centuries. We may even explore information about the English glove guilds and how their influence on commerce affected the glove trade between England and France. Each student will receive a mini-sewing kit to experience hands on sewing of leather. This interactive class helps the student understand the period glove. The information for the class was developed from a personal thirty-year study of the period glove, to include two trips to England for a close examination at the Victoria and Albert Museum. I want to share what I learned from the over 100 pair of gloves I have made. So, if you too have passion for the glove or mitten, join me in my ""glove affair"". A glove pattern will be available for sale at the end of class for $5. "
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