HSF #17/2014 – Yellow

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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

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m194689_stdInspiration and link to source

More information on brick stiches: 
Medieval Silkwork

Medieval Arts and Crafts

Medieval Threads

More about brick stitches

HUZZAH!

The Sct. Brigitta pattern has been found, and tested. So I will start on the real one tomorrow. Here is some pictures of the finished sample. Hope you enjoy. Hopefully will I be able to post a Tutorial on the Sct. Brigitta Pattern soon. 😀

More patterns and links to the sct. Brigitta cap

Here is some useful links- enjoy!

Swedish PDF with patterns and useful text: http://www.textilverkstad.se/pdf/funderingar_kring_en_huva.pdf

Blog from 13costumes: http://13costumes.livejournal.com/11438.html

Blog from The Sinister Spinster: http://geekyyarn.blogspot.dk/2009/10/14th-century-capcoif.html

Sample of the brigitta cap

Hmm.. okay. My sample of the brigitta cap didn’t go that well. It was to small, and i couldn’t seem to tie it the right way. Thank god I didn’t you the expensive fabric!

Oh yeah! I also got my fabric. The wool is not what I imagine, but I can use it for a cape instead.

The Bonnet of St. Brigitta (Pattern)

I will make this cap/bonnet as the piece I will pin the headscarf to.
There is an Danish article here

Patterns for Medieval Chemise

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Here is my patterns from the book “nordbomønstre”. I am going to change them a little so I can have a long sleeve and pro haps a little tighter.

When you print them about you just scale them up to 500 % and print it as a poster. Enjoy!

Fabric is on it’s way

I just bought the fabric I will use for my Nun Project. I have decided to be a Novice – this means I’m going through the admission process to be a Nun. Thought it would fit better with my age. Most nuns went through a years long Novice training. So will be wearing a white Vail.

I can’t wait to show you guys the fabric!