Thursday, 30 July 2009

Dyeing at the Celtic Village

Last weekend I spent a couple of days at the Celtic Village at St Fagans National History Museum just outside Cardiff. The occasion was the Festival of Archaeology, and I was there demonstrating the basics of natural dyes during the Romano British period, and Gareth was working on reconstructions of a couple of bone flutes in the museum's collections.

As is often the case with such events, I only managed to get one general picture, of a very rainy village, but there are a few more pictures of us and the results of the day's experiments on the museum blog here.


Rowan said...

I would love to visit St Fagan's and especially the Celtic Village, I would have loved to watch you demonstrating natural dyeing too, it's one of those things I keep meaning to try but never quite get there.
The photograph in the last post was quite stunning, I'd love to know where it is - I have absolutely no doubt that it is a magical fairy place.

Dawn said...

Oh, how I envy you...I have only been to St Fagans once, would have loved to move in...and natural dyeing on top of it. "sigh" You are a lucky woman. Thank you for sharing.

Catherine said...

Wow, I've lived in Bristol my whole life and didn't know it was there! I will definately visit next summer.