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 on (like my current version does) – wouldn’t have ties […]

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.

Blue linen with woven appliqued clavi.

white linen tunic with gold/white thin trim

I used the […]

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 would like. They’ll do for now but I’ll keep […]

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 skinny linen tube (a little bit bigger than I […]

Stumble-upons

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 tartar, and tin.”

Pleatwork Yahoo Group Nice articles about early […]

Skinny Little No Veggie Eating Hick!

So.. so I get some of the seams now.. but I’m still perplexed by others.

Viborg Sleeve Seam

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 instead of a simple overcast stitch or […]