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Cindy Myers



Cindy has been studying medieval textiles and and silkwork as an independent scholar since 1999. She has gone from silk spinning and reeling to natural dyeing techniques and the reconstruction of medieval silk hairnets. In addition, she has been working on deriving construction methods for medieval silken artifacts such as seal tags, braided and woven ribbons, silk-wrapped wire circlets, and knotted fringe. She holds a BA in American Studies from Miami University, which included study in museum exhibit design, folklore, and historic preservation.

Papers: (Presented at the International Congress on Medieval Studies)

"Nothing But Net: Deriving a Logical Construction Hypothesis for an Extant Fourteenth-Century Hairnet" - 2003.

"Loopy Clues: Unraveling Errors, Omissions and Assumptions in Loop Braiding Instructions." - 2011.

Publications:

"Identifying and Reconstructing the Hanging Cord from a 14th Century Embroidered Purse" - TWIST (Tablet Weavers' International Studies and Techniques), Spring 2008.

"Hairnets" - Encyclopedia of Medieval Dress and Textiles of the British Isles, c. 450-1450. 2012.


To contact Cindy, send email to: silke22@silkewerk.com