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Turning Wool Into Silk: An Evening with Dr. Jane Malcolm-Davies

June 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Turning Wool into Silk: Early Modern Technology Under the Postmodern Microscope

Plimoth Plantation presents Dr. Jane Malcolm-Davies, a pioneer in historical clothing research. Using more than 100 knitted caps that were shipwrecked, deliberately hidden, or buried in locations across Europe, Dr. Malcolm-Davies has pieced together the mystery behind one of the greatest deceptions of the 16th century. Discover the tricks used to make wool look like silk, therefore masterfully evading laws prohibiting extravagant purchases by the average person. Enjoy coffee and tea as Dr. Malcolm-Davies traces fleece’s journey from a sheep’s back to citizen’s head, and discusses what that means to the modern knitter.

Learn more about Dr. Malcolm-Davies here: http://www.tudortailor.com and The Tudor Tailor.


June 1, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Ave
Plymouth, MA 02360 United States


Plimoth Plantation