inspiration


There isn’t any handicraft being made at the moment, all projects are put on hold in favour of adorable daughter. But I thought I’d share some interesting and fun stuff I’ve been reading about lately.

  • Kathy at Medieval Arts & Crafts made this pattern inspired by a beautiful tiled roof in France. It shows that inspiration will find you anywhere!
  • Eva has finished her One Year and Thousand Eggs project and started a new blog about cooking: Let hem boyle… Caution! Reading her blog will make you hungry! 🙂
  • Edyth shared a link to Wikipedia Commons with a directory of manuscripts organized by century. Take a look here!
  • Apparently frills are the new black! At least according to Elina. Read about her project or take a look at all the work that Isis had done.

Two years ago, almost on the day, we went on a pilgrimage to Vadstena. It was windy, but looking at the pictures makes me long even more for spring!

 

Katheryn at Textile Time Travels gave me this award. Thank you so much!
Apparently you’re suppose to answer questions (see below) and then give the award to 5 blogs you like. See what I mean by disguised chain letter!

My answers to the 5 questions:

1. When did you start your blog?
My first entry here was in early 2008 but I fiddled around on zoomin.se before that.

2. What is it about?
It’s about historic costume, weaving, cooking and other things that relates to my interest in SCA and reenactment. I focus on the 14th century but things from other time periods seems to sneak in as well. “Late medieval stuff” sums it up.

3. What are the differences between this blog than others?
Probably not that much, it’s a pretty generic textile history blog. I try to include pictures in all my posts because that’s what I like.

4. Why did you started it?
I wanted to share my knowledge and give others the opportunity to learn from my successes and mistakes. It was also a place to publish my documentation as well as getting feedback on my ideas and projects.

5. What would you like to chance in your blog?
I’d like to move it to an own web hosting so that I could combine it with other things like a picture gallery. I would also like to have inspiration and time to post more often.

And the award goes to these excellent (gorgeous) blogs (make sure you visit them!):

It amazes me that a lot of readers check in here every day even when I haven’t updated in forever. Thank you for that!

Sweet Elina at Neulakko posted a YouTube-clip a while back and I thought I’d show it here for those of you that haven’t seen it.

It’s the Lincolnshire based group WAG Screen that has been working hard with a film that reenact scenes from the Lutrell Psalter. The film really is worth watching with beautiful scenery, wonderful music and lots of inspiration for recreating the early 14th century.

Wag Screen has also made several behind the scene clips, make sure you check out their YouTube channel.