Year: 2012

Red Yellow Missed-Hole Tablet Weaving Spiral

Red Yellow Missed-Hole Tablet Weaving Spiral

I found the design for this here: I’ve seen some very lovely examples of missed-hole technique with cards and I wanted to give it a try. Turning Sequence:(read from the bottom up) 8 picks all backwards 4 picks 1-10 forwards 11-20 back 8 picks […]

Super Secret Projects for Cynaguan Coronet

Ok. So here’s the post-mortem details on my Super Secret Projects for Cynaguan Coronet. A while ago Their Highnesses expressed Their wish that the theme for Cynaguan Fall Coronet (which occurs near Halloween) was to be “Medieval Superheroes and Villians”. After considering it for a […]

Mocha Waisted Kirtle

Mocha short-sleeved waisted cotehardie started August 18, 2012, then, in the middle of sewing it together I moved.. so this dress is took a lot longer than normal. Finished October 2, 2012. It occurs to me that you’re probably saying to yourself “Damn.. does she […]

Pennsic War XLI Post-Mortem

OMG Pennsic! It rained and it was hot and it was humid and it was dirty and it was fantastic and humbling and over-the-top and I wish I had done so much more and I’m so sore I can barely move and I can hardly […]

Cobalt Kirtle

Blue short-sleeved waisted cotehardie started July 30,2012 then I paused and didn’t work on it during Pennsic (8/2-8/13). Finished on 8/22. Third time’s the charm. Based on my success with my Black Kirtle (kirtle, cote, gothic fitted dress, whatever you want to call it) and […]

Stake Loops

We have a Panther Pavillion Regent Tent. I -love- it. BUT I don’t love they way they do their stake loops. They have a fabric loop which the stake goes through. When you drive this to the ground you end up with the sharp edges […]

Påsbyxor aka “Viking Rus Pants”: Background and Research

Diary started June 4, 2010. Copied a pattern from a friend’s pants (simplified modern construction). Made first and second pair of pant on July 1, 2012. I’m making Påsbyxor for Fearghus. These are the oversized Viking pants. Pants that say “Look at my mobility WHEEE […]


Diary started June 21, 2012 Summary Winter is coming… and although winter in California is not exactly awash in ice and blowing snow.. I still would like to be prepared. Currently in the SCA when it gets cold I put on my heavy wool coat […]

Link: Cranach Digital Archive

Of immense interest: Cranach Digital Archive

Kentish: New book

New book. I’m giddy with happy. Buckland Anglo-Saxon Cemetery, Dover. Excavations 1994 (Archaeology of Canterbury) Very nice details about the textiles.. especially nice details about the tablet weaving. I need to re-read it in more depth.. but I expect many good things to come from […]