Early 14th century outfit

Handcrafted History on 2020-7-24
This is my early 14th century outfit, hand stitched and made with inspiration from medieval manuscript sources, like the Luttrell Psalter from early 14th c England. I made the dress for my video project and wanted to put together a … Continue read more

Things about which I continue to think

An Everyday Italian on 2020-7-23
In a previous post, I kicked around the idea of the Apprentice Challenge, as outlined by some lovely people in An Tir, and then basically went dark on SCA stuff for ::checks watch:: a year and a half. But since my muse seems to be reawakening, I read more

18 years in the life of a dress - a story in images

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2020-7-22
In 2002 I made this dress for an event in March. Our whole local group were making clothing inspired by images in the early 14th century manuscript Codex manesse, or Grosse Heidelberger Liederhandschrift.It's made in green thin wool, and it has been read more

Everyday Italian: Drinking vessels

An Everyday Italian on 2020-7-20
The first in a series of posts about the little things that round out how you present yourself in persona. This episode brought to you by Silverwing’s Law #43:The most important thing is a cool mug or goblet. Without a mug or goblet, you end up with read more

New look...who 'dis?

An Everyday Italian on 2020-7-19
Oh, intrepid readers. I'm in the throes of reinvention, once again! A new SCA name and badge is in the works, so I thought I'd just apply sweeping change everywhere because why not?The focus of this blog won't change, overmuch - rather, it will get read more

A lot of projects on my hands

Marlein - a 16th century wardrobe on 2020-7-16
I have been working with a lot of projects lately. There is so many fun things to do, to try. But the downside with having a lot of fun things to do is that nothing gets finished. And if nothing gets finished I have nothing to present to you. So, I read more

In Search of Yfaine

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-7-16
As a research intern this summer with Dr. Uckelman this summer, I’m working on a couple projects! For the Mystery Names project, my fellow interns and I are going through the Mystery Monday blog post comments and DMNES Twitter replies to determine read more

The Quest for Arthurian Manuscripts

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-7-15
One of the projects I’ve been working on this summer is creating a spreadsheet of Arthurian names and the manuscripts in which they’re used. Wikipedia was helpful in listing Arthurian character names and stories, but we found it a little harder to read more

A Bolognese herb tourte

An Everyday Italian on 2020-7-14
In a classic case of "I found this whilst looking for something else"-ness, I...found this whilst looking for something else. In Scappi's Opera.*I had most of the ingredients, and it sounded pretty good, and I needed something for lunches, so I read more

Mystery Monday: Kineke & Kyne

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-7-13
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 more

Solution Saturday: Kermunt

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2020-7-11
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 more

My Gateway Ancestors into the SCA Period

Gesta Nicholai on 2020-7-10
It's a common concept in genealogy to talk about f=gatewat ancestors, often the ones that provide the link from one territory to another, such as those that were the initial immigrants to a new country. The same concept can be applied in time, So read more



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