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…

Veil silk chemise

It seemed like a great idea to sew a chemise in veil silk for Pennsic and other varm events. How ever it was not quite so easy that I had hoped for. Very very slippery and hard to work with. But after a war with my sewingmachine and then fixing almost all the seems by…

Pennsicgarb 1.0

I´m going to Pennsic for the first time! I have realized that I need more “summerdresses”. Luckely I had some silk that a friend gave me. It was already cut out so needed to do something that I could do out of 12 gusset formed skirt pieces, 2 arms and some scrap fabric. My major…