Dress of the Court of Saxony

Dress of the Court of Saxony

This style of dress proliferated in the Saxony region of what would be modern day Germany. Cranach the Elder was a court painter to Frederick the Wise of Saxony. During the time of the portraits under study (1520-1540) he had settled permanently at Wittenberg. Identifying details: – Wide front with laces showing below a decorated placket – Skirt pleated into…

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Tablet weaving

Tubular Tablet Weaving

From an email from phiala@email.com Henshall, A. 1964. Five tablet-woven seal tags. Archaeological Journal 121:154-162. 5. Multicoloured tablet-woven cord The charter is by John (de Balliol), King of Scotland, to Nicholas de Haia, of thelands of Erroll, etc. Granted at Lindores, 1 August 1294. Material. Warp: silk yarn, 2-ply twisted S, dark blue, salmon pink (mainly faded to buff), white…

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Yellow Cote (late 14th - early 15th Century)

We got to 12th night and I finished the last eyelet in the hotel room (it wouldn’t be 12th night if I wasn’t madly sewing in the room.) It’s done!! It’s done!! Post Mortem It turns out that I didn’t completely remove some of the markings on the inside of the garment. Just over my left breast it says “LF”…

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Yellow Cote (late 14th - early 15th Century)

One sleeve is done. Just one more to go. I decided to hand sew the sleeves as it gives them the right look. I’m using back stitches to attach them to the body of the garment and then a running stitch across the seam at the back of the arm. At the wrist I used a running stitch to roll…

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Yellow Cote (late 14th - early 15th Century)

Edith came over and graciously agreed to help me fit sleeves for the dress. We fit them tight and then marked where the “real” seam should be. Then I cut them apart and moved the gap to the edge so that the “real” seam would be in the right place. I ended up trying on the dress several times to…

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