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Wanna hear me talk? About cotton?

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2020-8-8
 Tonight at 7 pm EST (European Summer Time) I am giving a lecture on Cotton in the Middle ages as part of Virtual FrockCon - if you're at all interested in historical costume, which I assume that you are since you are here, you really should check read/watch more

Solution Saturday: Iesmonda/Jesmonda

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-8-8
Every Saturday, we will revisit one of our Mystery Monday names that we have solved. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed their knowledge and expertise, whether commenting here or on twitter or via email. You’ve all helped solve a read/watch more

Another sprang hairnet

Marlein - a 16th century wardrobe on 2020-8-7
I have had a couple of amazing days. Normally I would be at medievalweek in Visby right now, but, as we all now, times are a bit different. Instead I went visiting friends. They have a big garden so we put up some tents and had some good food and read/watch more



The Tiffany Problem

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-8-5
To set the scene: you’re reading a book that takes place in medieval times. It reads as well-researched, and though it might not be perfectly accurate, no detail in it so far has taken you out of the story. There hasn’t been any looking up from the read/watch more

Über Mitmenschlichkeit

Anna Syveken on 2020-8-4
Disclaimer/Vorwort: Die folgenden Absätze haben wenig mit Reenactment zu tun, gleichzeitig aber doch wieder sehr viel. Immer wieder läuft uns, gerade im geschichtlichen Bereich, rechtes, rassistisches Gedankengut über den Weg. Und natürlich read/watch more

Sprang hairnet

Marlein - a 16th century wardrobe on 2020-8-3
Sprang is a technique of making a fabric on a vertical frame using only warpthreads. The warp is fixed around a cord at the upper and lower end of the frame. The threads make crossings with each other by pulling the back ones to the front and read/watch more

A late 16th - early 17th century kirtle from linsey wolsey

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2020-8-3
I haven't done much 16th century the last years: two German gowns, one more for fun than anything serious (it was a rose themed party and I made it in a week), and a Venetian gown which has now temporarily been turned into a fantasy gown. But once I read/watch more

Mystery Monday: Mermer

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-8-3
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples read/watch more

Around the World Bardic

Kareina's observations on 2020-8-1
I have been enjoying the various on-line Bardic "Circles" (or "Sprawls" as at least one of them is called), so when I heard about the Around the Known World Bardic that was planned for the 24 hours which has just ended, I put it onto my calendar. I read/watch more

Drachenwald Events and COVID-19

Drachenwald Blog on 2020-8-1
Greetings Drachenwald, As you may have seen, the SCA Board of Directors has issued a Suspension of In-Person Activities through January 31, 2021 for North America. The Kingdoms of Drachenwald and Lochac are exempt. This resolution was issued in read/watch more

Solution Saturday: Trauta

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-8-1
Every Saturday, we will revisit one of our Mystery Monday names that we have solved. Many thanks to everyone who has contributed their knowledge and expertise, whether commenting here or on twitter or via email. You’ve all helped solve a read/watch more

The Battle for Claude

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-7-29
The year was 1546. A man named Chappuis wanted to name his son “Claude” after one of his relatives. Unfortunately for Chappuis, he lived in Calvin’s Geneva, where “Claude” happened to be the name of a local saint highly honored by Catholics.  This read/watch more



Terminology Tuesday: Fibre 1

A Viking in Ireland on 2020-7-28
Fibre is a huge area with lots of processes and techniques. I’m having a hell of a time keeping the various terms straight. A couple of weaving terms I do know now, but confused in the past are warp and weft. Warp is the lengthwise yarn or thread read/watch more

Mystery Monday: Lyssence

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-7-27
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples read/watch more

Swedish 16th century peasant trousers

Marlein - a 16th century wardrobe on 2020-7-26
As another handicraft exchange I made a pair of 16th century trousers. They are actually Swedish, not German for once.The inspiration comes from a drawing made by Paul Dolnstein from 1502. Paul Dolnstein took part in a landsknecht army in the late read/watch more


 

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