Firepit

Old Firepit Purchased from DragonWing Pavilions

I want a new firepit… calling it a firepit is misleading… I want a mobile cooking station that could accomodate a 30-50 person feast without need of a feast kitchen (or something that can compliment a feast kitchen). For some reason cooking at event is one of the […]

Progress: Smocking done

At Mists Investiture this last weekend I finished the last of the smocking. I think it’s beau-ti-ful (click to embiggen). I’ve removed the pleating threads and stretched it out a little. After all the smocking the neck came out a little bit bigger than 50% of the original width. I’ve decided to line the collar […]

Down to the wire

I see the end. It’s over there. I’m supposed to wear the dress for the first time in 5 days. I think I’ll have it all done in time (I’m hopeful that I won’t be madly finishing hand stitches on Saturday morning).

Still left to do:

Required: – Finish Hemd(Plan to finish this tonight)

Line […]

Cover Thy Head

Things which are curiously similar:

St Brigitta coif(12th-16th century)

Maciejowski Bible women’s “coif”(French origin 1244-1254 AD)

Jorvik Silk cap (Viking woman head gear from the 11th century) How the Jorvik cap is -currently- interpreted:

I’m reading over the descriptions I can find of the Jorvik cap.. and I’m looking at the re-drawing of […]

Hemd

Along with my Trossfrau/Swiss Dress I need an appropriate hemd(chemise).

Inspirational Pictures

Die Augsburger Monatsbilder, a set of 4 murals done in Augsburg, Germany in the 1520’s (link) Detail from October

Die Augsburger Monatsbilder, a set of 4 murals done in Augsburg, Germany in the 1520’s (link) Detail from April

Detail […]

The neckline

I’m making Fearghus a new fighting tunic and decided to give it the same sort of neckline as the Viborg shirt.

His neck is 18.5 inches. I mathified this (C=2pi*r) and figured out the radius of the circle that is his neck and then cut out a square that could bound the circle of his […]