Salisbury Archaeology Festival

Salisbury Museum held an Archaeology festival around their new Wessex Gallery. We were demonstrating wool crafts next to our good friends Ancient Music.

It was a very hot event, and many people were realising some of the drawbacks of what we imagine as traditional historical costume. It got us thinking about what people would have worn when the weather was so hot. It’s certainly possible that they only had a few light coverings of linen, to prevent sunburn while keeping as cool as possible.

We greatly enjoyed this event, there were very many interested people there, and many experts in their respective fields. We certainly enjoyed watching the other expert craftspeople plying their trades.

We were also featured on BBC Radio Wiltshire, while we were combing some wool. Listen below:

4 thoughts on “Salisbury Archaeology Festival (Radio interview and video)

  1. Peter Green

    Hey! Good to see new posts on your blog!
    Great interview on radio Wiltshire 🙂


    1. admin Post author

      Thank you! It may have taken a very long time but we’re gradually getting there.
      The interview took by suprise (we really were in the middle of something!) but the interviewer was very nice, which helped. 🙂

  2. Mark Woodrow

    Hi, I really enjoyed chatting with you, and watching the dyeing taking place. The woad going from reduced to oxidised form was just breathtaking. Thamkyou for all the effort you put into your display, it really added to the festival.

    1. admin Post author

      Thank you for your lovely comments Mark! Really glad you enjoyed the festival and our work. Hope to see you again.


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