Allesmacherís Medieval Links

After looking through my bookmarks, I discovered that I had amassed a rather large number of medieval related links.  Since I had saved these bookmarks as the ones most useful to me, I figured they might be useful to others as well, hence this page.  This first version of the links is just a simple list.  As time goes on, I hope to rearrange thing into a more user friendly form.

Please keep in mind that this is a very early version of the list, and is just a straight transcription of my bookmarks.  It will get better as time goes on.

Last updated March 25, 2005.

Archery Related | Armour Related | Scripting | Stitches |

Archery Related

English Longbows

Kustom King Store Directory

Longbows, Arrows and forged Arrowheads By The Sword


Primitive Archer Online

Re Bone Arrow Nocks. - Traditional Archery and Traditional Bowhunting

The DIY links page

The Medieval Archery Site

Using and working with Horn - Making Horn Bow Tips

Armour Related


The Chainmaille Board - powered by the Ultimate Bulletin Board

Anodizing (Instructions on how to anodize alluminum)

The Chainmaille Board - Cutting Saw (More photos of a ring cutting jig)

M.A.I.L. - Maille Artisans International League

MrTitanium's Guide to build a low cost titanium anodizer (Instructions on anodizing titanium)

Willkommen bei Friedrich Münch GmbH + Co KG (Butcher's maille gloves. German and English.)

Chainmail inlay patterns

Armour Archive -- Essays: Riveted Maille

Full Hauberk (Progress on a riveted maille hauberk project)

Armour & Jewlery

Maille Supplies

Beads in pewter or brass, India glass beads, India clay beads, and bead caps (For decorating maille, and for jewelery)

Jeweler's Slotting Saws (For cutting coils)

Spiderchain Loose Rings - Blacksmithing and Metalworking Reference for Blacksmiths

Armour Archive Essays -- HOWTO riveting

Armour Patterns

Armour, Chainmail and protection

Atli and Tadgh Make a Helm

Big Flat Rivet Co. - How to install rivets.

Blacksmith Tools

Forth Armoury

How to Build a Spangenhelm

How to peen a rivet

Armour for Women

Legion XX--The Twentieth Legion

NetSERF's Hypertext Medieval Glossary

Making a Norman Helm

Pictorial Armor Glossary

The Armour Archive

Valentine Armouries Home Page

Scripting (Calligraphy / Illumination)

Medieval Manuscript Manual


Talas: Sheepskin Parchment


Talas || Leathers, Vellums & Parchment



How do you make ink?

Ink, Medieval Manuscript Manual

Pigments, Medieval Manuscript Manual

Make Ink

The National Archives | Exhibitions & Learning Online | Exhibitions & Treasures  (Original document with an ink recipe)

Medieval Playing Cards (1370s on)

The World of Playing Cards

Copying the designs of playing cards

The Woodblock and Stencil Pack


Extant Examples of Medieval Manuscripts

Maciejowski Bible

Maciejowski Bible 2

Illuminated Pages

Illuminated Manuscripts

Jean Froissart, Chroniques , XVe s. (BNF, FR 2643)

Miniatures from the Illuminated Chronicle

Gothic illuminated manuscripts (1300-1350)

Memory of the World Register - The Mashtots Matenadaran ancient manuscripts collection - Armenia

The Development of Writing

Links to scanned documents

Transcriptions Topics: Cyber-Scribes: From Manusucript to Hypertext: Linkbase Intro

Medieval Manuscript Leaves

The Medieval Lyric - Marcabru Manuscript (A document including music in square notation)

Manuscripts, Paleography, Codicology

Bodleian Library: Western manuscripts to c.1500: MS. Holkham misc. 48: Inferno

Tempora Nostra - das Mittelalter lebt

The National Archives | Exhibitions & Learning Online | Exhibitions & Treasures  (Original document with an ink recipe)

Codicology - The Aberdeen Bestiary Project - University of Aberdeen

t. 1300 a.d. Illuminated

1450hour.jpg (JPEG Image, 545x784 pixels)

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Hum 2g: Group 1 Home Page

The Artz Hours: Hours of the Virgin

The Artz Hours: Office of the Dead

Psalter. Belgium; c. 1250-1300 (r).

General Index of Manuscript and Printed Leaves

Temporale, Ms. 003010 (Music in square notation)

Encyclopedia Scriptoria - Medieval Manuscripts & Illuminations

Celebrating the Liturgy's Books

Rare Books, Bibles, and Manuscripts: Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts

4. Embellishing the Word of God / Formatting the Word of God

Antiphonal, Ms. 002082 (More music)

Medieval Bestiary : Beast Index

The Aberdeen Bestiary Project - University of Aberdeen

Parchment Making

Parchment, an introduction

Leather, Parchment and Vellum

Lochac College of Scribes: Parchment Making

Parchment, the recipe

Leaves of Gold - The Apothecary


CBBAG Book Arts Links

Cyberstudy Message Board

Fontcraft's Scriptorium Fonts and Graphic Arts

Medieval Calligraphy

Manuscript Facsimiles

Rob Leuschke's Calligraphy Links

Stitches (for hand sewing or embroidery)

Kathy Neal Fine Sewing and Embroidery- Stitch Lesson -- Embroidery -- General information

Sharon B's Stitches for Embroidery and Needlework

Hand Sewing Stitches Chart from Fiber Images

Stitches - Buttonhole/Blanket Stitch - Heritage Shoppe - Oconto, WI

Buttonhole stitch

Clothing and Shoes

A comparative study of extant garments

Bodies of the Bogs

Some Clothing of the Middle Ages - Tunics - The Moy Dress

Accurate Historical Garb for Beginners

Medieval and Renaissance costumes and archery

Clothing and Costume Links

Renaissance, Elizabethan and Medieval Costumes: How to make and wear them

Medieval Clothing Pages Articles by Cynthia Virtue

Some Clothing of the Middle Ages

Early Gothic Women's Headwear

Bog People, P.V. Glob (photos) - Van R. C. Wisner site

clothing in 12th century Scotland

Footwear of the Middle Ages

Bata Museum

A Simple Medieval Shoe

Medieval Shoes

A Practical Guide to Reproducing 14th Century Shoes





A Lesson to Dye For

Canku Ota - May 31, 2003 - Herb and Plant Dye

Dye Bed

Dye Recipies from the Innsbruck Manuscript

Dye Source

Making natural dyes from plants

Natural Dyes

Northshield A&S - Period Dye Project

Tree Totem-BirchFire's Herbs How to Create and Use Natural Dyes


Recreating 16th and 17th Century Clothing: The Renaissance Tailor

How to Build a Frame Loom

Toli's inexpensive inkle/cardweaving loom design

A Simple Frame Loom for Experiments

Buying Your First Loom

Weaving Class from Red Barn Farm

Ishangi Family African Dancers Study Guide

Build Your Own Loom

February 2000

Finger Looping

Circa:1265 fingerloop braids information

Fingerloop Braiding