Year: 2014

Katla’s Ärmelrock (sleeved dress)

Work began August 2014. Outfits first worn November 22, 2014. Summary Kolskegg and Katla, the current Prince and Princess of the Mists, asked me to do their stepping down outfits. My work for her outfit consists of an Ärmelrock (sleeved dress). The dress will be […]

Kolskegg’s Outfit

Work began August 2014. Outfits first worn November 22, 2014. Summary Kolskegg and Katla, the current Prince and Princess of the Mists, asked me to do their stepping down outfits. My work for his outfit consists of a high collared hemd (white linen), knee length […]

Organizing my fabric stash

Organizing my fabric stash

I use 4×6 cards to track my fabric stash. Each card corresponds to one hank of fabric and allows me to see if I have enough fabric for a project without having to actually pull the fabric out. I record the fiber content, weight, color, […]

Even hand stitching

Even hand stitching

Clever hack to keep your stitches even. By making 2 marks on the side of your thumb, and moving your thumb along as you work, you have a built in gauge for exact stitch length, without marking up your fabric. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT […]

Queen’s Champion Tabard and Shield

A while back her Majesty, Patricia, asked Fearghus to be her Queen’s Champion. For this position Fearghus asked me to make him a tabard and to help paint his war shield. He wanted both of these marked with a personal symbol for the Queen’s Champion. […]

Kragelund Tunic

The Nederfrederiksmose Man (also known as Kraglund Man or Frederiksdal Man) was found May 25th 1898 in Fattiggårdens mose near the village Kragelund, north west of Silkeborg, Denmark (also approximately 15 miles south of Viborg, Denmark). The man wore a kirtle of coarse woolen cloth, […]

Chausses

Chausses – French word for medieval fabric or armor leg covering. Pronounced [shohs] (rhymes with “shows”). English speaking people would call them “hose”. Notice, “hose” rhymes with “chausses” (when it’s pronounced correctly). But Sylvie, you say, I’ve heard some people pronounce it as [chaw-ses]. To […]

The Tale of a Tunic AKA: How I learned to do the Vandyke stitch

Once upon a time, at a Pennsic long long ago (2011) I made a tunic for my love. Somehow we’d gotten to site and my love had zero short sleeved tunics. To remedy this I dragged him off to Merchant’s Row where we purchased fabric […]

Beltane IL post-mortem

This last weekend was West Kingdom Beltane. This is the beginning of the 49th year of the SCA and the West Kingdom. We camped. This is the first time we have camped at an event since our son was born. He’s now 5 1/2 months […]

Simple Board Loom

Simple Board Loom

She who dies with the most looms wins. At this point I think I have 5 looms. The simplest looms I have is this board loom. Aside from the backstrap method I believe it’s probably the simplest loom to build at home. My husband made […]