Saturday, August 15, 2015

Making progress...

Another day, a little more progress.  This is another cuff in progress.  This one is a bit brighter blue silk:

Friday, August 14, 2015

Current Clothing Project

So I'm working on a clothing project at the moment. It's an early Norman outfit for a man and a woman.  As I'm working on pieces I will post them here.
I posted this pic on a Facebook page so I figured I should post it here too.
It's blue silk with Triskele rondels in silver silk.  This was all done with split stitch.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Great picture from the Carolingian Utrecht psalter!

While looking for period tents, a friend came across this picture! I love it :)
It's not every day you see Anglo-saxon women preparing a warp and weaving under a pavilion :)
There is so much to see in this picture.  The women's clothing, the furniture, the pavilion, and the loom. 

It's been a crazy year!

A whole year has passed.  Did I stop making things? No, but I sure didn't post anything.  Between a job change at work, kids, and life it's just been crazy.
I'll try and do a recap.
Due to a super active toddler in the house, setting up my loom has been difficult.  A lovely lady (Thanks Jen!) gifted me with a spinning wheel and I've been working on it to be able to produce warps in the future.  I'm a decent at drop spinning, but time is an issue and I honestly like using the wheel for the same reason I like weaving - it's soothing.
Other than spinning, the majority of my projects have been sewing.
Garb has been seen for family and friends.
I'm almost finished with a men's Elizabethan hat.  While looking at late period things...I got distracted by some drawn thread/pulled thread work.  Made a hanky...started a 2nd :)
I'll hopefully be posting pictures of these various projects soon, as well as pictures from a warp weighted weaving class that I taught last year and one I'll be teaching this weekend. I'm still only working with one heddle bar, but I feel ready to work on harder patterns now that I have a firm grasp on the process and mechanics.
Talk to you all soon!