Photos by Katrin Kania, 2012

Metals in the Textile Crafts. Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology, Mayen, Germany, 10-16 September 2012.

After a one-year hiatus due to a number of different problems, this Textile Forum was the first one to take place in the Laboratory for Experimental Archaeology - which was brand-new at that time. The new premises and our conference turned out to be the perfect match, and we were very happy to settle the conference in this place.

The 2012 Forum explored metals and their use or role in textiles, with topics ranging from the use of metal threads to an archaeological experiment researching the influence of the kettle material on the dyeing outcome.

You can find more about the dyeing experiment in the Result Summaries section.