Musical notes

Stringcrafter on 2019-10-17
Last year,  a music competition featured in the schedules of two kingdom events. I started wondering “can musical notes be depicted in tablet weaving?”  Knowing nothing of how notes were drawn in extant manuscripts, I experimented with a familiar read more

Feeling small

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2019-10-16
having gained back 20 of the 40 kilos that I lost two years ago I rarely feel small tehse days. Except when trying on Måns' houppelande. He is of course much slimmer and in a better shape than I will ever be again, but he is also taller and have read more

Mystery Monday: Nodia

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-10-14
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

Working kirtle for the 15th century woman

Handcrafted History on 2019-10-10
This is a dress I made several years ago, to have as a simple working kirtle. I never got around to take photos and write a proper documentation about it, but now I got some feeling! In these photos the … Continue reading → read more

Recherche zu spätrömischen Frauen, Frisuren

Anna Syveken on 2019-10-10
Damit ich es nicht vergesse: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:4th-century_Roman_women Galeria Valeria, 315 Marina Severa, 375 Was ich vermutlich machen werde, einfach, weil ich zu kurze Haare habe (3. Jahrhundert): read more

Golden egg project - Tools and materials

Marlein - a 16th century wardrobe on 2019-10-7
The society of the golden egg is a challenge household for the arts and sciences in the Kingdom of Drachenwald, within the Society for Creative Anachronism. The aim of the Society of the Golden Egg is to encourage artisans to increase their read more

Mystery Monday: Mieszko / Mikso

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-10-7
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

Off to university

Magdalena's kitchen on 2019-10-4
...to be a pair of hands :) I was asked by my friend Erik if I could make it possible to get there. Thanks to a cheap flight and having the time I will make my way there to be His assistant. I will be assisting him and Ermingard in the prep of food read more

an SCA meme I saw on FB

Kareina's observations on 2019-10-3
This feels like a better place for filling in the SCA Meme I saw katerit post on FB, if for no other reason, formatting...SCA name and how it's pronounced?: Kareina Talventytär (Ka-rain-ya. Talventytär is just like it is spelled, because Finnish is read more


Event-ing

Eva's historical costuming blog on 2019-10-2
Last weekend I went to a semi-local (c. 2 hours drive) SCA event called Boar Hunt. The main activities were an archery trail in the nearby forest, where we shot at plastic and paper animals (3D and flat), a lunch inspired by a hunting lunch by read more

Mystery Monday: Liawiso

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-9-30
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


Basket case

Huys Uylenburgh on 2019-9-26
Today I am going to show you how to line a basket. Baskets are used widely within the SCA. Often, baskets don’t have lids (unless you buy a modern picknick basket) and you therefore run the risk of items falling out. Covering your basket with a read more

Panache for Ellisa von Styra

Scriptura et Pictura on 2019-9-24
Sometimes you find an exemplar (like HMML MS Hs. 3, f. 128a) which looks like it should be simple and straightforward and yet flashy and lovely, but it turns out being just a step or two beyond your ability. Ah well, I would have liked this one to read more

Mystery Monday: Komana/Komemka

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-9-23
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

Pelican for Mór inghean Bhriain

Scriptura et Pictura on 2019-9-17
This is quite possibly the best scroll I have done to date. It's oak gall ink, gold leaf, and gouache on vellum, and basically every single thing about it, I love. Originally I had wanted to do supporters as well, but I quickly realised that my read more

Mystery Monday: Josiere

Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources on 2019-9-16
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

Ffraid for Johanna af Hucka

Scriptura et Pictura on 2019-9-15
The text reads:To all present and to come these letters seeing or hearing greetings from the soverigns of insulae draconis, Duncan and Constanza. For the love we bear our cousin mistress Johanna aff Hucka and for all she hath done we invite her read more

New Modelbuch and the try out stitches

Marlein - a 16th century wardrobe on 2019-9-14
Finaly I have the strength to craft again, after beeing home sick for the last ten days. Nothing big, just something small you could do sitting in the couch. But it is a joy! A year ago I bought the book German Renaissance Patterns for Embroidery, a read more

 

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