Many medieval textiles have been found in archaeological digs in London recently, revealing the wide range of clothes available to Londoners at that time. Finds include tapestries, knitting, silk hairnets and patterned oriental, Islamic and Italian fabrics. Exquisite buttons, buttonholes and edgings display superb craftsmanship and a high level of needlework skills. The authors examine the way that clothes were cut and sewn, and survey these discoveries, providing new insights into the fashions, clothing and textile industries of medieval England and Europe. This book should be interesting to archaeologists and historians and anybody requiring information on period costume.