museum: Linköpings Slotts- & Domkyrkomuseum

Earlier this year I visited the Castle and Cathedral Museum in Linköping. It’s a small museum situated in parts of the castle and with 50 SEK and an hour to spare it’s well worth a visit. Continue reading “museum: Linköpings Slotts- & Domkyrkomuseum”

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Reading: Medieval Clothing and Textiles 4

Bought it at Double Wars and is currently devouring the chapter about the cap of St. Birgitta. Very interesting. I’ve read what Isis (one of the co-authors) has published on her blog but that was of course just bits and pieces.

A bunch of other people have recreated this cap, a few of them are:
Viktoria Holmqvist – Arachane´s blog
Åsa Martinsson at – Textilverkstad (in swedish), read the pdf here.
Piia Lempiainen – Pistoksissa (in finnish, english version here)

Yesterday I visited Nicole (our shire’s newest member) and helped her out with some pattern making. She has also made a first draft for a St Birgitta cap! It’s really inspiring to get new productive members to the society. Now I really need to finish the chapter so that I can start making my own cap.

Contents of book:

1. From Flax to Linen in the Medieval Rus Lands
Heidi M. Sherman
2. “Melius abundare Quam Deficere”: Scarlet Clothing in Laxdaela Saga and Njals Saga
Anna Zanchi
3. The Wandering Wimple
Lucia Sinsi
4. From Head to Hand to Arm: The Lexicological History of “Cuff”
Mark Chambers & Gale R. Owen-Crocker
5. Visual Textiles: A Study of Appearance and Visual Impression in Archaeological Textiles
Lena Hammarlund, Heini Kirjavainen, Kathrine Vestergard Pedersen & Marianne Vedeler
6. The Cap of St. Birgitta
Camilla Luise Dahl & Isis Sturtewagen
7. The View from Herjolfsnes: Greenland’s Translation of the European Fitted Fashion
Robin Netherton
8. The Art of the Exotic: Robinet Testards Turbans and Turban-like Coiffure
John B Friedman
9. “The Same Counterpoincte Beinge Olde and Worene”: The Mystery of Henry VIII’s Green Quilt
Lisa Evans
10. Recent Books of Interest
11. Index

Event recap: Double Wars 2010

lots of fighting … interesting classes … lazy evenings … meeting Neulakko … duke sir master master Sven … weaving … learning new skills … lots of kids everywhere … meeting friends

Flat side won – already looking forward to next year (and next SCA event)!

Update

Not much is happening at the moment aside from tablet weaving. I’ve recently got some inspiratione to continue on my golden ribbon, which is a very good thing since I actually have to a deadline with this project.

a Supernatural episode + tablet weaving = progress (add some distraction for drool-worthy Winchesterbrothers 😉 )

Excellent!

Back in the SCA

… not that I really left it but christmas and new years also meant a break from SCA. Tonight was this years first shire meeting and it was nice to meet everyone again. An old member turned up again after moving back to the city as well as a new member (yay!) who seemed enthusiastic and will fit in with the rest of us. We made plans for our every-other-week-meetings until summer. There will be sewing, dyeing, woodworking, calligraphy and other medievalish stuff! I have high hopes for this year.

I’m planning on going to Double Wars in May, we didn’t go last year so I’m looking forward to it. We’ll see how many other event I go to.   Civil Wars are already booked but it hardly counts since it’s my shire event. I’ve volunteered to be the head cook this year and I’m looking forward to improve the feast even more.

Going to Double Wars means I’ve got to get started on garb. Right now I have a couple of dresses that sort of fit – that’s all! The Herjolfsnäs gown need to be finished and then I hope to sew a GFD, darling husband also need new clothes. Other than that I hope to do lots of tablet weaving and dyeing this year.

What are your plans this year?

More weaving

Last night I attended the shire sewing circle at Astrids place. There was six of us sitting around drinking tea and doing various textile projects or discussing upcoming woodworking plans in the shire. I started another tablet weaving project. Nothing new, I’m doing this patterns again. Their Royal Highnesses were pleased with their gifts so I decided to do some more garters. It’s an easy pattern to weave so I’m already planning my next project. It’s going to be something from the new books I got the other day. 🙂

Oh, the Herjolfsnäs gown is progressing as well. The toile fits nicely so now I need to add som sleeves to finalize the pattern.

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