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: 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.
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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 visited “Den Gamle By” and “Hjerl Hede”.
Both of these museum is openair, and have a lot of historical buildings.
Den Gamle By
“Den Gamle By”