Double wars XXX

It´s been a while since Double wars and I should have written this a long time ago but life happened. The autumn before DW XXX I got a question if I would like to be responsible of the art & sciences activites. After some conversations with Mistress Lia and Mesterinne Katheryn, who have done this…

Bookbinding, first try!

So this autumn my apprentice sister Tece where to become a laurel and I asked our Mistress Lia if I could do her vigil book, and I could. I started out to read a little about how to do a book but not that much. I did not have a lot of time to spend…

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…

So much to write about…

I have been thinking for a long time that I´m going to write about old projects that I´ve done but I don´t know were to start so now I have decided to do a list of what I´ve been thinking to write about and start to one of them each week: Moy bog dress Herjolfsnes…

Detachable brocade sleeves

Pennsic garb 1.0 are sone done. I have a little bit more to do on the pink dress and also haft to fix the cloth belt. The heat makes it hard to be inside so the work are going a bit slower then planed. Well luckely there are a week left before take off. I…