Month: April 2010

Unterhaube -> Brigitta Coif?

Idle wonderings. Might the under part of the wulsthaube be based on something like the cap commonly known as the “St. Brigitta’s cap”? It would make a very convenient structure that: – would contain long hair. – wouldn’t pull your hair when you put it […]

Blue and White Byzantines

For 12th night January 2010 Fearghus was supposed to wear Byzantines. Instead we attended a wake and memorial. Anyway, because we didn’t go to 12th night I actually took alot more time finishing this garb. I used the “Feaghus Sized” patterns from my QnD Tunic […]

Brass Veil Pins

These pins from Wooded Hamlet Designs are lovely and tasty. Esp at $2.25/24 pins. Gotta get me some of that. [Edited to add: Yoink. Orders two packets of them. NOM NOM NOM] [Edited again to add: the pins arrived. They’re a little thinner than I […]

Wulsthaube Mark 1

Last night I finally tried on my first (acceptable for public view) wulsthaube. I’ve been futzing with fabric and directions for a while and finally I got something I could put on my head and photograph on my head dummy. Wulst: I made a long […]


Interesting Stumble-upons: The Colorful Iron Age Interesting conclusions about Medieval/Iron Age dyes and mordants. Researchers dyed some wool samples and then simulated aerobic and anaerobic burial conditions. “The dyes included madder, cochineal, Brazilwood, indigo, weld, and walnut, and the mordants included alum, copper, cream of […]

Skinny Little No Veggie Eating Hick!

So.. so I get some of the seams now.. but I’m still perplexed by others. Take the sleeve seam. Part A is “getting rid of the raw edges”. I get that.. but I don’t get why we used a running stitch through the two folds […]