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Re-enacting.

I’ve gone through all my historical clothing tonight, in a sudden burst of energy (and my knees hate me right now), to see what I still have left. I gave a lot of stuff away over the years, and so I wasn’t sure what I’d kept. There are some gowns I knew I’d have–they’re the sort of thing you wouldn’t give away ever.

In total, I went through two wooden trunks, two closests, four huge fabric bags and three large cardboard boxes. Phew!

So I was quite pleased to see I had kept more than I thought. Now, the gown I was looking for for myself was my 1250 gown, made of blue silk. I knew where my barbette, crespine and fillet were (and I need to modify those a little), but the gown itself and the shirte… not too sure. Thankfully, I found them all, and there was much rejoicing, along with some ‘ow’s’ and a bit of ‘argh, it’s creased,’ but overall, yay. Plus my hand-turned leather shoes, dusted off and all good. YAY.

I do have a photo of me wearing said gown, but it’s quite a few years old and I’ve changed a lot since then, so I’m not really au fait with posting it. Instead, have a few images from wiki commons which illustrate the sort of gown and headwear I’m talking about.

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So, the gown is equivalent to what the lady on the right is wearing, with the headwear of the lady on the left.

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This is the gown (lady on the right), but neither headpiece is what I’ll be wearing. If Jazz goes with the other gown I have for the event, she’ll be wearing that style of headpiece, though.

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This one, lady on the left, is pretty much the exact outfit I plan to wear for the event.

All these illuminations come from the Codex Manesse, a German illumination, done between 1305-1340.

 
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Posted by on March 25, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Random Wistful Daydreaming.

So there’s a $25 million megadraw in lotto coming up soon. The ad asks ‘How would you retire early?’

Well.

I would be the constant traveller. I would visit all the places! More seriously, I would visit the following:
Canada (again)
USA (again)
China
North Korea
South Korea
Russia
New Zealand
Egypt
Jordan
Syria
Saudi Arabia
France
UK
Japan
Cook Islands
Brazil
Antarctica
Finland
Sweden
Italy
Spain
Germany
Belgium
Denmark

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I would also buy property here at home, because it’s always good to have a place to call home. One with all the amenities, and mod-cons that make for an awesome kitchen, and a pool in the backyard and just revel in it. I’d buy looms, because with a nice house, I’d have a loom room!

So travel and housing. With furniture and what-not. But mostly travel.

And books. God. ALL THE BOOKS.

Well. A lot of the books.

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Inkle Loom Out of the Box.

So, I braved the heat and went into the guest room (seriously, you guys, it’s so hot here. Day ten of the heatwave from hell, and I’m over it.) and unpacked the box that had my loom. It took a while, because there was a LOT of tape to cut through. Clearly I am not the only one who uses mega tape to secure things securely! XD 

 

Anyhoodle, I got it open and pulled out the loom. It doesn’t look like the shape of inkles that I’m used to seeing, but I sort of got the idea and then read the instructions for the heddle and that helped a bit too. I need to see if my Google-Fu will work and find something about this particular make of Inkle Loom. I’d never heard of Penelope brand – I thought it was the LeClerc “Penelope” loom, but now I’ve seen it, it’s really, really not.

 

In any case, here it is. The loom, out of the box! (And instruction sheet.)

 

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Posted by on March 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Only my chili plant seems to like this never ending heat. Ugh. It’s so revolting here, I can’t even. Behold how hot it’s going to be until next week:

For the farenheit peeps, let me convert those numbers for you:

35 C / 95 F
34 C / 93.2 F
38 C / 100.4 F

Sob.

 

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Posted by on March 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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