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Another finished item and inkle stuffs!

Another finished project. Yay!

The armwarmers were done using this pattern:–loom and with Lion Brand Wool-Ease Sportweight, colourway 115 Blue Mist.

I made these for my good friend, Rian, and I’ll be making her a matching scarf as well, but after I do something else that needs to be done. Phew!



In other news, my dear friend Claire, to whom I gave the mini-inkle loom, did her first piece on it, and it came out really well. Take a look at the photo below–not too shabby eh? Pretty awesome!

2014 - 1

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Posted by on November 17, 2014 in Uncategorized


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2013 Gumeracha Medieval Fair.

The fair was this weekend, and I went up with Minnie. Originally, it was going to be us, Shane and Jazz, but Shane had a sports final and Jazz was ill, so it ended up being only the two of us. That was okay though, it was a good opportunity to catch up with Min. We drove up the winding roads of doom to Gumeracha from the city (Adelaide), and it was really a beautiful day. The hills were green and when we got to the township, it was quite chilly. The sun got rid of that quick smart, though!


We ambled around the fairgrounds and had a good yarn to lots of people – I had a nice chat with the people at the NVG Handakas camp, and then with the falconry people. I HELD A PEREGRINE FALCON. Seriously the highlight of my day. Such beautiful birds. We also watched the jousting, which was great. Gorgeous horses, talented riders, great armour, awesome. 


Overall, it was a lovely day out, though there were a few bad moments – there wasn’t a lot of seating, which was a problem. There also wasn’t enough food vendors, so there were queues for miles, which was frustrating. And I stumbled on uneven ground on the way back to merchant’s alley from the jousting field, and subsequently all my weight went *smash* onto my bad wrist. Of course. It’s always the bad wrist. Sigh. Hurt like hell, I have to say and continued to do so for several days. 


Other than that, it was a lovely day. We stopped at a church fete on the way back home and that was good too. I got a bracelet and a wheat heat bag there. 


So now a few photos. 🙂


ImageNVG Ladoga camp, please note the freshly dyed spun wool. YAY for spinning and dying!




ImageNVG Handakas camp. The Trebuchet was awesome.


ImageJouster horses! 




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Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Uncategorized


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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.


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


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.


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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