Italien 15th century dress, a gamurra, for sale

Marlein - a 16th century wardrobe on 2019-7-22
A year ago I made this 15th century Italian dress, a gamurra, with a overdress, a giornea, to go with it. I was going to an sca-event in Bulgaria and needed a cool dress, and could therefore not use my woolen ones. The gamurra was an Italien dress read more


A Scattering of Oak Leaves

Stringcrafter on 2019-7-21
Download pattern Adapting patterns can be so much fun! This design is a simplification of one I shared before, and it is far more flexible than the original. I’ve included 5 bands in the pattern leaflet, but you can make at least nine different read more

The tale of the mantle

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2019-7-18
In the beginning of this month I went to the International Medieval Congress in Leeds. Together with two friends I had session about materiality in Arthurian literature. My presentation was about clothing and textiles in six romances translated to read more

The Korean project is moving along

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2019-7-17
We decided that Maja and Valeria could use the same fabric for their chima, and the same cotton for their jeoksam, the blouse worn under the jeogori jacket in the medieval period. Valeria will have a light blue linen jeogori and Maja will have a read more

Mystery Monday: Elisagar

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-7-15
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples read more

Brüstlein - the German jacket

Marlein - a 16th century wardrobe on 2019-7-14
A lot is happening right now! I bought a jacket from a friend a couple of years ago but it has always been to big for me. So instead of remake that one I desided to make a new one from scratch. Its more fun to wear clothes I made by my self. It got read more

Mystery Monday: Dolzera

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-7-8
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples read more

Tuna Ting

Marlein - a 16th century wardrobe on 2019-7-7
This weekend I visited Tuna Ting, a medival market in the town next to mine. My first plan was to bring my tent but there was some rain both friday and saturday and I dont have anywhere to dry my tent up, so no tent for me. Luckily there is only a read more

When things go wrong

Orlaith Chaomhanach on 2019-7-2
I had to call a halt to SCA, mundane work just got too busy and too fraught, my health took a little interesting detour and I’d end up an awful lot of evenings utterly unable to remember my name yet alone how to SCA or anything like it. There was an read more

Mystery Monday: Cassabai

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-7-1
Every Monday we will post an entry that hasn’t yet been published with a view towards harnessing the collective onomastic power of the internet. If you have any thoughts about the name’s origin, other variants it might be related to, other examples read more

römische Kosmetik

Anna Syveken on 2019-7-1
Die wunderbare Sally Pointer hat ein Video vorbereitet, in dem sie die Grundausstattung römischer Kosmetik zeigt und erklärt. Schaut vorbei! read more

Updates and alternatives

Magdalena's kitchen on 2019-6-30
What do you do when it is hotter than Hades and there is a fire ban because of drought conditions? You have cold platters for dinner.While this weekend I was intending to help Bridis with her fear of fire I was unable to do no such thing as we read more

The Man of Drimnagh who Became a Woman

A Viking in Ireland on 2019-6-28
Long, long ago, an attractive young man in Drimnagh decided to host a great feast. After all the preparations were done, he went to a nearby hill to sit in his finery. He was wearing a fancy linen hat, a silk undershirt, a lovely tunic and a dark read more

How to make 4 hole cards for tablet weaving

Stringcrafter on 2019-6-27
A low cost approach to making cards, and if you really get the weaving bug, you can make enough to keep several projects on the go at once! You can use plastic or cardboard, or even 1/32″ plywood. I upcycle plastic because it’s durable and free. read more

Will of Jane Vnderhill nee Thrift - 1647

Gesta Nicholai on 2019-6-26
The will of Jane Underhill (c.1575-1648) of the hamlet of Crimscote, Whitchurch, Warwickshire, my 9th great-grandmother, transcribed by myself.Source: UK National Archives, PROB 11/207/219A will listing much of the contents of the house and with read more

On sharing Genealogical Research

Gesta Nicholai on 2019-6-25
A perennial problem with genealogy is sharing research, both your own and knowing that other stuff you find online is accurate. Unfortunately a lot of online genealogy trees are just people sharing the same inaccurate and/or unsourced trees.I keep read more

Balance

Magdalena's kitchen on 2019-6-24
I have a balance I use at home for cooking.1 meat, 2 veg (if I can) and a starch. Am I perfect? No.I keep this same balance in mind when planning feasts as well. My aim is to provide variety in tastes as well as color and consistency.While bread was read more


Mein Wochenende, coronation

Anna Syveken on 2019-6-24
Am Freitag Nachmittag setzte ich mich mit kleinem Gepäck und meinem neu genähten Kleid in den Zug nach Rotterdam. Hat alles super entspannt geklappt, so dass ich schon um halb zehn vor Ort der June Coronation war. Court war im vollen Gang, also read more

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