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!):


Yesterday I hade over 40 hits on this blog – that’s amazing. And I have a feeling some of you have been here before. So why not leave a comment next time you see something good, bad, interesting or just horribly ugly.

I really want this to be a blog to find inspiration as well as exchanging ideas. Not a lot of dialog if it’s just me drowning on… 🙂 So, don’t hesitate to leave a comment, even if it’s just a few words! Thanks!

In relation to my latest project (shoes) I just want to show you a really interesting blog on the same subject.

Where are the elves?

William de Wyke from New Zeeland makes excellent medieval shoes based on medieval sources. I especially like these! Spiffy indeed.

I just wanted to take a moment and promote the excellent webshop “The Spice Shop“.  It’s a spice shop in London that carries several of the more unusual medieval spices like grains of paradise, cubebs and long pepper, which are not easy (if possible at all) to buy here in Sweden. You can pay online with your credit card and I got my package 4 days after I placed my order! Now that’s what I call service!

Now I’m even more inspired to research new recipies! Forme of Cury – here I come! 😉