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.
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!
The prompt for today’s CoBloWriMo is “Visual Source” – and once I read that, I immediately thought of Pinterest!
Now… a lot of historical costumers look down their nose at Pinterest – but it’s not the beginning and end.. for me it’s just a jumping off place. Plus, there are so many awesome bloggers who have their images on Pinterest – with links to all of their great resources and thoughts – not to mention photos of their progress!
I was so busy at Montengarde’s Twelfth Night (January 23, 2016) that I didn’t even bring my camera, but one of the guests brings his… and posted some photos online that are public viewing, so I thought I’d share them here! (Directly linked from his Flickr account, all copyright his – if he removes them in future, links will be broken.)
Fashion show contest
During court, I was super-excited to find out that I won the costume contest in the advanced category.
In this post I’ll show off the last two items I made for the 11th Century Byzantine costume, the arm bands that go around the upper arms, and the wrist-bands which are like cuffs for the undergown.