German hats – first attempts

Tellerbarret - German platter hat

Tellerbarret – German platter hat

On May 17 I published my entry for the Historical Sew Monthly May 2016 challenge – a pair of German hats (worn together). I’ve been pretty busy with a few different things so I didn’t get to the longer post about these hats until now.

Goldhaube and Tellerbarret worn with a mundane sweater (iphone photo)

Goldhaube and Tellerbarret worn with a mundane sweater (iphone photo)

I was inspired to work on these hats because the the (SCA) Royal Progress is Cologne for Silverwolf 2016. With this in mind, I wanted to attempt to make my first German costume. While I’m strongly attracted to the Cranach-style gowns, I thought that they might be too fitted for me to accomplish right now on short notice (since I would need a hand with the fitting). Instead I opted for the Landsknecht style, which nicely worked with the “holes” theme of the May Historical Sew Monthly challenge.

Like my Byzantine costume, which also had a short deadline and my Istanbul costume (likewise, short deadline) I didn’t do in-depth research for this costume; instead starting with Pinterest.

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Naalbinding class at May Tavern

Naalbound hat with two different stitches (side view)

Naalbound hat with two different stitches (side view)

For those of you who are in Calgary, I’ll be teaching my naalbinding class at the SCA May Tavern on May 25, 2016.
You do NOT need to be a member of the SCA to attend tavern, and if it’s your first tavern, it’s free! (If it’s not, it’s only $3 to attend).

Information about the class:

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A&S at June Crown – Things I learned at TUA

Avacal (SCA) June Crown is June 3-5, 2016, and I’m helping with two Arts & Science (A&S) activities. I know that sometimes a wall of text on Facebook can be overwhelming, so I thought I’d also post here where I can format a little better and hopefully make it a bit more readable.

As a note – I don’t yet have the schedule for when these will take place, but you can follow this thread on Facebook to get updates.

Things I learned at TUA

— A&S tourney showcasing skills you learned at TUA classes —

Stamped fabrics made at Coronation 2015 Ithra class

Stamped fabrics made at Coronation 2015 Ithra class

Grand TUA just passed, and while your mind is still full of great ideas, have a chance to show some of them off! For this challenge, we’re hoping that participants will show off projects that were inspired by TUA classes!

The class does NOT have to be from this year’s Grand TUA, it can be from ANY TUA class you have attended during your time in the SCA. Research documentation not required, but please mark your entry with:

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A&S at June Crown – Supply swap tourney

Avacal (SCA) June Crown is June 3-5, 2016, and I’m helping with two Arts & Science (A&S) activities. I know that sometimes a wall of text on Facebook can be overwhelming, so I thought I’d also post here where I can format a little better and hopefully make it a bit more readable.

As a note – I don’t yet have the schedule for when these will take place, but you can follow this thread on Facebook to get updates.

Supply swap tourney

— Have items leftover from a completed project? Wondering how someone else might put those supplies to use? Challenge yourself to use something you might never have picked up for a new project! —

Fabrics

Fabrics

Bring your leftover supplies to June Crown, and drop off Friday evening or Saturday early in the morning. Please mark your supplies with your name,  and an approximate dollar value (retail) of the supplies you are donating to the challenge. (Please affix your tag in a way that will resist wind.) Do NOT include what you used the supplies for in any way. You will be given tokens representing your donation, and a number.  First dropped off – first to pick up!

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Throwback Thursday: Silver glitter corset

Close up of the glittery silver velvet

Close up of the glittery silver velvet

I’m calling this a Throwback Thursday because this is actually a corset I made a while ago (so I don’t have any work-in-progress photos either). I made this to sell, back when I was hoping to get commissions for custom work (I’m not looking to do custom work anymore).

A bit about this corset:

This overbust corset is has an outer fabric at the centre front which is made of silver applied dots over black velvet, creating a glittery effect. The remaining fabric on this corset is sturdy black cotton. The corset is lined in black cotton. This is a two-layer corset; no interlining.

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