Dyed some velvet

So I´ve also plan to start a new pearl project sometime this autumn or winter. I have never done a cranach and I happen to have nearly six meters of cotton velvet laying around that a bought many years ago and it would not cost me so much to start on this project. I decided…

Autumn project 1: New cotehardie

Since I got only two “everyday wool dresses and much more court garb I choose to wait a bit with my planned new pearl project (more about this in a later post). And instead I´m going to start with the green short sleeved cotehardie that I have been planning since last summer. I bought a…

How I made my leather pattens step by step

Before you start make sure that you have the following tools: Waxed linen thread, sinew or dental floss. I used waxed linen thread. Plier and awl, at least two leather needles or thicker embroidery needles, scalpel and a tracing wheel. For punching (or rather make the pattern in the leather) I used a “falsben” (bone…

Leather pattens

I have made my first leather project that are a pair of pattens to wear with thin leather shoes or hose. It started at Pennsic were Isabetta and William were going to buy leather and start to do pattens. They had been inspired after seeing Åsas pair that her husband Mårten made for her (blogg in…