The days of making reproduction historic clothing from nylon and polyester are hopefully long gone, and claiming something to be authentic
just because it is made of wool is not enough for many. Having been employed in conservation labs alongside two of this country's leading
archaeological textile specialists I knew exactly what sorts of material I should be using for my own and my customers replica period costumes for historical reenactment. I realised
the only way to achieve accurate types of un-dyed primitive fleece and yarn, correct thread counts and patterns of weave or reproduce the colours of period dyes was to manufacture my own fabric. As others heard about my project it grew to become economically viable to begin commissioning the spinning and weaving of various short bolts of replica fabric covering different periods including Roman, Viking and Saxon, Medieval, Tudor and Stuart. This lead to the birth of Time Warp Textiles producing and supplying both highly accurate 'museum grade' textiles and a more affordable line of 'costume grade' replica fabrics used for making all those breeches, cloaks, tunics, kyrtles and doublets. We usually have a modest selection of cloth in stock for immediate sale (details given in the newsletter accessed below), however the majority is bespoke woven so you are not limited to choosing from a restricted catalogue.
to down load our latest pdf newsletter with details and prices of any cloth we currently have in stock, a brief outline of how this co-operative scheme works along with a short list of things we are looking to put into production in the future.
See also the Resources
link at the side of this web page for a variety of articles on period textiles and costume.
The four images shown below could never sum up the diversity of clients or projects I have been involved with but they do hint at what I could do for you, whilst a better idea can obtained from the testimonials
section and the gallery
section of this web site.
Please click on an image to view an enlarged picture of the textile shown.