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Court Wednesday June 30th

Drachenwald Blog on 2021-6-20
The Crown of Drachenwald invites Their populace to join Them for a short court on Wednesday, June 30th. Information will be given regarding the most recent law changes, confirmation of renewed terms for some Kingdom officers, and information read/watch more


The novice guide to time-travelling

Handcrafted History on 2021-6-14
Hi there! Are you new around here? Welcome! This is a short, and hopeful, encouraging guide to get you started with historical sewing and adventuring. There are many paths down this hobby, depending on your interests and where you live. … Continue read/watch more

July Dragon’s Tale has been published

Drachenwald Blog on 2021-6-14
Greetings good people of Drachenwald! The Chronicler has published a new Dragon’s Tale for your enjoyment. This links directly to the current newsletter (.pdf), and does not need a password. If this doesn’t work you can follow this link to the read/watch more

Ermine 5

Stringcrafter on 2021-6-13
Looking back two years to a project in which I experimented with the thinnest thread I’d tried yet… A friend asked if I could make a delicate band of ermine spots in silk for a 16th century style bonnet/flat cap. They wanted as fine a weave as read/watch more

My striped saya encordata is finished

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2021-6-12
 As you might remember from my January post, this year I took up a project that I really should have both started or finished circa 20 years ago: A 13th century noble Castilian outfit based on both the preserved garments in Museo de Burgos, and on read/watch more

Some thought about male hairnets

Marlein - a 16th century wardrobe on 2021-6-7
I have been working on my sprang hairnets. For the first time I have tried to work with silk instead on linen. The extant finds of hairnets are in silk. So, that semse like the natural choise. I started working with the Lengbergfinds and they are in read/watch more

Making nice looking seams without ironing

Handcrafted History on 2021-6-4
If you have browsed my earlier tutorials (and videos on my Patreon) you might have discovered that I really looove pressing my seams all the time. But how did they achieve good looking seams “back then” without the use of … Continue reading → read/watch more


All I need now is an early 19th century ball

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2021-5-27
I finished this 1810s gown already in December, but then I "had" to make a silk petticoat to wear under it, and I wanted a matching spencer, which I finished ten days ago, and a turban, which I finished last week.Then I was busy with my fantasy read/watch more

An Earth fairy photo shoot

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2021-5-25
As part of my project of having a wire crown for each of the four elements, and a photo shoot as a fairy/an elf for each element I brought lots of stuff with me when hubby and I went to a cabin in the woods last weekend (this is where we went, we read/watch more

Reconstructing hairnets from 13th to 16th century

Knots in a net – Solmuja verkossa on 2021-5-22
If you look just at details, you fade out the big picture. That’s why it was so fascinating to pull all my research and reconstructions together for a lecture. I still have questions that I don’t really expect to get the mother of all answers. I read/watch more

13th century hairnet from Marburg

Knots in a net – Solmuja verkossa on 2021-5-21
I’m going to concentrate on the embroidery side of things this time. The basic form of the hairnet is from the Museum of London hairnets which I’ve written about before. You can do a bit of counting if you like, but as you’ll see, the maker of the read/watch more

(how to choose) Viking age colours

Handcrafted History on 2021-5-21
This post is a collab with Korps and contains advertisement for plantdyes and fabrics I wanted to put down what I have learned about coloured garments and fabrics from the Viking age, so you may use it as a guide … Continue reading → read/watch more

Museum of London hairnets

Knots in a net – Solmuja verkossa on 2021-5-20
In the Museum of London book Textiles and Clothing 1150-1450 are described four pieces of netting from the collection, with pictures of three mostly intact hairnets and information on all four. These are the first hairnets I remember ever seeing. read/watch more


Plague Wars, new 15th century gown etc

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2021-5-18
So, last week, Thursday to Sunday was Plague Wars, the online substitute for the biggest camping event in Drachenwald (SCA Kingdom covering Europe, Israel and South Africa) and one of the most important things that I do every year. It gives me joy read/watch more

 

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