Finished bead hanger
One of the artisans in my SCA Barony offered to teach a bronze casting class in early November. His offer was to cast either an early or later-period sword pommel, but then also offered that students could cast another reasonably flat object if they wouldn’t use a pommel.
One student asked about a penannular brooch, but I had something different in mind – bead hangers in the style of a 9th century Finnish find.
Lucet cord class at the SCA Festival of the SnowEaters
I attended Festival of the Snoweaters in October, and it’s taken me this long to get to the few photos I took to share them…
I taught two classes – Introduction to naalbinding, and Introduction to lucet.
Just some of the natural dyes for sale at Maiwa Supply
In my previous post about Maiwa Supply, I mentioned the swatch books showing off the results of different dyes on different fibres at different concentrations.
When I first picked out some dyes I had certain things in mind… but then once I saw these swatch books I totally changed my mind and was really loving different dyestuffs instead.
Inside Maiwa Supply in Vancouver’s Granville Island
In my previous post about Maiwa Handprints I mentioned that I visited that store before visiting Maiwa Supply. In today’s post I’ll show off a little from Maiwa Supply on Vancouver’s Granville Island.
My finished cotton hankie from the indigo dyeing class
You might recall that in a previous post I mentioned ‘tie dyeing’ with indigo natural dyes, and that at a class I had another chance to try this out. This class took place at Harvest Feast, an SCA event in September as part of the Shire of Bitter End.
This post will share photos and some information from that class… though some of the insights from our instructor I also shared in the previous indigo-related posts!