Remember how I told you about my lavender Viking tunic? It still has the problems I mentioned before, because I’m lazy and don’t want to fix them right now. But those problems aren’t going to matter much, once it goes under some other garment. I made that tunic, and told you that story, so I […]
I’m kind of ashamed of how long it’s taken me to complete this cloak. I bought the fabric last January, cut it out in February, and then it languished on the To Do pile for months. Every so often, I would take it out and look at it again. It was a gorgeous blue wool, […]
Thi past Sunday, I was privileged to attend a sewing party called the 12th Night Panic Meeting, hosted by Lady Cecelia Lightfoot (outside the SCA she is Leslie Lightfoot, which is also a fantastic name!) and led by Dame Arianna (Ann Hartl is her name outside the SCA, but the rest of her SCA name I don’t […]
My barony in the SCA, Gyldenholt, has awards. The awards usually come with bling, rather than scrolls: a pendant here, a medal there, a pin here, and this, called a Fourragere. (We’re looking up more period names for this, since fourragere is a term that is quite modern — 18th or 19th century, I’m pretty sure, […]
Earlier I posted that I kept all my swatches pinned to index cards in a box. Now I’m telling you I’ve somewhat refined that idea. Behold my swatch book!
It’s been a hectic couple of weeks, if by “hectic” you can understand me to mean that I logged off, didn’t sew, didn’t read up on how to sew, didn’t leave the house, didn’t talk to anyone, didn’t do a single thing towards furthering my journey into the middle ages.