Everyday Life in Byzantium by Rice, Tamara Talbot
Ancient Greek, Roman & Byzantine Costume by Houston, Mary G.
I'm hoping the second one can give me some better ideas about design elements for the embroidery.
I've also ILL'd
I wasn't prepared to pay $90 for it.
Also, when I discussed clothing with Young Ploppy, he wants his Dalmatica to be light gold with orange clavi and segmentae. God help my burning eyeballs. I didn't ask him about a paludamentum color, I was worried he'd want fuchsia.
Perhaps, when we all start talking about clothing a colors, we can look into buying bolts of silk. Silk Connention has Chinese Dupioni on 50yd bolts for $6.95 a yard. We'd have to dye it, but that could be a fun project as well. :) I've always wanted to use this stuff:
And, last but not least, I highly recommend this site for Linen:
I'm sure that the majority of you already know about it...but just in case :)
And now that the Ambien haze has settled over me....I'm going to bed.
But I'm definitely at excitement factor 5, Captain.