Leather ornament made at Borealis Yule 2018
If you’ve seen my Instagram feed, you’ve already seen some of the results of some of the recent workshops I took through the SCA group I’m a part of.
For one of the November Fight Practices, the current Queen, Kora Kendal came down and taught a preview of her workshop on how to make a 14th century sleeveless chemise. This was based on her research for a project she did to compete in Kingdom A&S a few years ago.
Selfie wearing my new spiral-striped red and blue naalbound hat and grey wool hood
You’ve already seen in previous posts that I’m selling off some of my fabric stash – well today I’m posting some Naalbound items I have for sale as well Continue reading
Small Jörmungandr wooden pyrography box displayed with some of my Viking costume kit, coins, and drinking glass
Although most of the small wooden boxes I picked up for Viking-inspired bling boxes were reasonably sized, I also picked up two very small boxes from the dollar store. Each are only about 14cm x 8cm x 8cm approximately. They won’t hold very much; a beaded necklace, a small brooch, and a pendant perhaps… or my nålbinding needles and lucet fork perhaps. I may also use it for beads that I haven’t strung up yet – though since I have new glass beads to identify, this box may now be too small!
Some of my purchases from Historiska Fynd on blue/blue diamond twill
After scoring some gorgeous blue diamond twill during my trip to Finland last summer, I am still on the lookout for MORE. I know that the chances of finding more of it on my next summer trip to Finland will be slim (though you KNOW that I will look…) so I thought I’d look elsewhere too. (Since the seller didn’t have a website) Continue reading
Three of the pyrography embellished wooden boxes I made, displayed with tablet weaving.
In my previous post, I mentioned that I took a pyrography class at Borealis Yule, and then was further inspired to try to give the craft a few more goes.
I wanted to make bling-boxes for my Viking age costume jewellery, as well I thought they’d make for a nice way to store things like tablet weaving, sewing supplies, and other things.
I did a number of different designs, largely inspired by Fiskr Art, tattoo designs (which are Viking-inspired, not necessarily representative of historic artefacts). In my previous post I showed off some boxes with designs with dragons or serpents with naalbinding needles, and in this post I’ll show off some of the other designs I did as well. Continue reading