Image Review

“The Woodcutter” ca 1530-1562

British Museum, 1874,0711.1888“Series: Twelve soldiers of different ranks”, Print made by: Virgil Solisca. 1530-1562 Museum link: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1874-0711-1888 A soldier with an axe; over his right shoulder; whole-length figure seen from behind, the head in profile to right; at left a tent; from a series of twelve engravings of lansquenets. What I see:Woodcutter’s axWoodcutter’s hat (see Truly Carmichael’s howto and Amazon…

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Viborg Shirt

Resized Viborg Shirt

Resized Viborg shirt pattern work started on September 4, 2022. Sewing started on September 20, 2022. Initially finished on October 6, 2022. Neck hole re-done and finished again on November 29, 2022. Details: – light weight linen – Pattern based on the Viborg shirt – sized to fit an adult modern man – completely hand-sewn For literally years I’ve been…

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Quick&Dirty

Fuzzy Hat

By request, here’s the pattern I use for my fuzzy hats. The hats are plausibly period but not based on any real research. I did see what looks like a fuzzy hat on the head of a Bulgar in an image from Vat.gr.1613, “Menologium Basil ii” in image 345. Other images I’ve commented on are in this post. Cut out…

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16th Century, Ottoman

Pretty Pretty (Murder-y) Peacock Prince

In May 2022 my very good friend Helga won the Coronet for the Principality of the Mists in the West (Bay Area California) by her own hand (this happened to be the same Mists Coronet where I became a member of the Order of the Pelican). I was sad that my family is now living so far away (South Carolina)…

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Accessories, Antwerpen, Knitting

Red Brimmed Thrum Cap

(I actually finished this in May 2019 but realized that I’d never hit publish on the blog post). After my first thrummed cap I decided I wanted something a bit different. The first cap did not have a brim. It was also thrummed during the knitting (fiddly) and I felt that at 6″ the thrums were too long. Lastly after…

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SCAMythMonday

SCAMythMonday: Only knights are allowed to wear chains

Myth: In the SCA, only knights are allowed to wear unladen chains. Fact: This is true. (Oh! Did you see all of those feathers ruffle?)According to SCA laws and precedents circular chains of all colors (that is, any color of chain made with open links that does not have a clasp and that does not have a medallion/charm) are reserved…

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SCAMythMonday

SCAMythMonday: Supporting BIPOC

Myth: The SCA is devoted to the research and re-creation of pre-seventeenth century cultures. Fact: This is the shining standard. This is what we say we want to be. For many reasons we’re falling short of this. It’s only in the last few years that the SCA mission statement was grudgingly updated to remove the reference to “Western European” cultures…

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Recipes

Vert desire from “Diuersa Cibaria” (first quarter 1300s)

This was redacted for the Virtual cooking challenge #6 – Vert desire which was posted on the SCA Virtual Classroom and Artisan Display. Sylvie’s translation:1. White dish from Syria. Almond milk, rice flour, chicken meat, separated ginger (grated. only the good part, not the skin), sugar, white wine. Each of those should cook in a clean possenet (cooking pot that holds about a…

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