Purple plaid circle skirt

A bias-cut circle skirt in purple, white, grey and black even plaid

Purple plaid circle skirt

I got on a bit of a roll, making mundane clothing for every-day wear… the black and white pinstripe pencil skirt, the printed plaid pencil skirt, the printed plaid circle skirt, and finally this purple, grey, white, and black plaid circle skirt.

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Golden Byzantine Accessories

Selfie in my new green silk block printed Byzantine gown with golden silk accessories.

Selfie in my new green silk block printed Byzantine gown with golden silk accessories.

In my previous post about my new (Pretty printed prancing period Persian ponies) Byzantine gown, I mentioned also making new accessories to wear with it – namely the collar (Superhumeral) and hanging panel.

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Pretty printed prancing period Persian ponies

Painting in some of the details on the silk

Painting in some of the details on the silk

For an A&S night (a SCA evening where we practice Arts & Sciences) one of the local artisans taught  a workshop on block-printing, and let me borrow two of her fabulous wooden blocks – winged horses based of an extant Persian fabric. While the original is woven, the blocks make great look-similar-from-a-distance printed fabric!

(Check out her page “Adventures in Block Printing” on Facebook here, and her original inspiration for this block here.)

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Black Gold Tapestry

Really interesting "brick" depiction on the Black Gold Tapestry from the Ancient World section.

Really interesting “brick” depiction on the Black Gold Tapestry from the Ancient World section.

The Black Gold Tapestry is on display at Calgary’s Glenbow Museum as part of the Canada 150 celebration. It’s on display until May 21, 2018, and was installed and first opened on October 7, 2017. I visited the Glenbow with another textile-loving friend (the owner of Black Sheep Handspvn) in early November.

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