This is my August 24 entry for the CoBloWriMo challenge – Unexpected Source.
Some of the items I’ve received in Largess have let me down entirely new paths for craft and costume! For instance, a few years ago I volunteered at gate at an event, and was invited to pick something from largesse for a thank-you. I picked a wooden lucet fork, and that led my interest in trying lucet. (I’ve since replaced that wooden fork with a bone one from Warm Hearth Creations .)
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The #GABoneLucet fork I won from @warmhearthcreations arrived in the post today… just the motivation I needed to make a few more meters of #lucet cord! Isn't it BEAUTIFUL? feels lovely in my hand while working too 🙂 #motivationMonday #lucetcord #SCA #SocietyForCreativeAnachronism #reinactment #reenactment #reenactorsOfInstagram #Viking #justVikingThings #VikingStyle #History #textiles #carvedBone #cordmaking
I also have benefited from other gifts; items that I would have made for myself, but then didn’t need to because they came from largesse instead! One of these was a needlebook – I’ve since acquired two of them – one for my period-style sewing kits, and the other for my mundane one!
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At the Festival of the Snow Eaters largesse challenge I donated two bundles of largesse… This means I got to take my choice of two items from others who had donated. My first choice is a felted needle book from Maggie, while my second is a two-hole naalbinding needle from Sigfus. #SCA #SocietyForCreativeAnachronism #medieval #medievalReenactment #SCAdian #craft #crafty #reenactorsOfInstagram #mySCA #largesse #needlebook #naalbinding #nälbinding
A while ago I received a number of pieces of largesse – there were a few pieces that I took for myself, a few piece that I took to Finland to give away, and a few more that I’ll give away at upcoming competitions or tournaments. There are lots of posts of Largesse on Pinterest, so I figured I’d make up a quick blog post with a few of these pieces… and link to my largesse tag so you can see even more if you’re interested.
This particular batch includes:
- Set of three hand-felted balls by Magy of Aberdeen
- Glass pearl and aventurine paternoster by Elizabeth FittzWilliam of Carlisle
- Two fur-trimmed pouches by Krescentia von Helfenstein (of Myrgan Wood)
- A six-panel hat with trim by Krescentia von Helfenstein (of Myrgan Wood)
- Rolled beeswax candles (from an unknown donor)
- A needle book by Lina Joya of Grantham Keep
- Block-printed and hand-sewn napkins (block printing by Adventures in Block Printing, sewing done Lianora Heinrikstotter)
- A hand-sewn cup cover with beaded corners (from an unknown donor)
- Hand-dipped beeswax candles by Lianora Heinrikstotter
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