The Challenge: Yellow
What is it? A medieval needlecase
Fabric: Embroided on wool, lined with linen and embroided with silk and cotton
Pattern: Selfdrafted with inspiration from archaeological finds and a pattern from Medieval Silkwork.
Year: 13th & 14th century Medieval
Notions: I chose to use cotton thread in some of the colours. Yellow and Green. Mostly because I couldn’t get it in silk and I really wanted to get started.
How historically accurate is it? Apart from the cotton, and the lack of find of fabric needle cases from the medieval period, I guess it pretty close and it is completely done by hand. I would say 60 %.
Hours to complete: 12 hours
First worn: I need to collect some medieval sewing gear before this can be used.
Total cost: About $10 USD
More information on brick stiches:
Medieval Arts and Crafts
More about brick stitches
The Challenge: Terminology
What is it? A needlebinded pair of socks
Fabric: 100 % organic wool, from norway – Sandes Garn
Pattern: Selfdrafted with inspiration from archaeological finds.
Year: Viking age and early medieval Scandinavia.
Notions: Made with a custom made bone needle.
How historically accurate is it? This is very accurate. There is a lot of finds from Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia. If I should make this more accurate I would need to find some hand dyed wool.
Hours to complete: 5 hours
First worn: Right now! This is the best socks to keep your cold feet warm!
Total cost: About $10 USD
How old the history of needlebinding goes back, I am not sure of. But it seems to be a part of the Scandinavian culture a long time before the start of the viking age.
I do not know where this picture is from. But i need to share it so you can get an idea of which model I am making, B.
This sock was found in Uppsala 1961, but is dated to early medieval time: read more here
Wanna learn more? Here is a german blog, where you can learn most of the basics. I must say I am a fan 🙂
Mellegren, Nusse: Nålbinding – The easiest, clearest ever guide, 2008.
Hald, M.: Olddanske tekstiler (Ancient Danish Textiles from bogs and burials), 1950.
The Challenge: Tops & Toes
What is it: 15th century liripipe
Fabric: Wool and linen
Pattern: Own pattern, with inspiration from the Herjolfsnæs liripipes
Year: 15th century
Notions: Linen and wool thread for decoration and sewing.
How historically accurate is it? It is completely handsewn. Made with the techniques described in Else Østergaards – Woven to the Earth. The buttons is a copy of an extant fabric button.
Funeral doublet of Pandolfo III Malatesta (1370-1427).
Hours to complete: A lot! Didn’t count them because of the long time frame it took to finish it in.
First worn: Not yet.
Total cost: All in stash.
REMEMBER! Tomorrow I will announce the winner of the give-away. Go to this post to participate! LINK
Next project on the list. Liripipe for my boyfriend (R). This mead is really good! If never have tasted it you are missing out on something beautiful!
This summer my boo came to me, when we went for the yearly medieval marked and said he wanted a medieval costume. I must say I have waited for this for so loooong time! Hopefully he will become so happy for the reenactment community that we will go more than one time at year and reenact more than just the medieval period.
The first clothing for him is a pair of braies. I have never made menswear before so this is completely new for me. I believe they turned out quite well, but there is a couple of things I will change for the next pair I’ll make. They need to be about 2 cm higher and a little narrower. As by boyfriend said: It looks like i’m wearing a diaper!
I left room so that you can tie on the hoses in both sides.
This piece is also a part of the HSF challenge #25 – One meter.
Seam at the leg
Without my BF
Thanks to the Larsdatter database for the inspirational photos!
Yesterday I started at my very first embroidery. It is with awe I’ve started on this one. The materials I’m using is linen thread on cotton. I find it has a lot less friction. Any tips out there? The inspiration is early medieval. I am considering fresh water pearls for eyes.
I just finished up my Brigitta coif tutorial. This I wanted to do for months, but my studying wouldn’t allow me that. Finally I can rest and post this out to you guys. Hopefully it works. I know their is a lack of pictures. Hopefulle this will be changed when I have the time to make another coif.
I would love to hear your meaning! Please let me know if i could do anything better.
Brigitta Coif Tutroial
It can also be found in the tutorial section.