Selfie in my new horned hennin
On January 20, 2018 I’ll be presenting my research, documentation, and finished hat for comment only at Montengarde’s Twelfth Night. I’m not entering the competition to be Montengarde’s next A&S champion (since I only stepped down as Kingdom champion in November!). I wanted to share my documentation here – in case I need a digital version at the event!
Horned hennin documentation PDF
To see the full blog post with even more photos of construction/etc, visit my horned hennin blog post, or click the category for 15th century French to see more research, accompanying garments, and other projects from this era.
Here’s a photo that the Baroness of Montengarde took of my display at Twelfth Night!
Horned hennin competition display
Different parts of the hat are flared to different amounts
At the SCA event Yule in the barony of Borealis (mundanely Edmonton) I’ve offered to teach a class on pattern drafting for millinery (hats).
The event takes place December 9-10, 2017. The Facebook event for more information is here.
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!
The amount of processed hemp fibre I had to be able to spin.
In mid-September I posted about learning how to process hemp for fibre in a SCA TUA class. This is a similar process to processing flax for linen, and I found it very interesting! Once I had the fibre though, I really wanted to see about spinning it as well. I didn’t have very much fibre from the large bundle of hemp stalks so I didn’t anticipate the opportunity to MAKE anything with the hemp yarn, but I still wanted to give it a whirl (har har) since I had the material.
Lucet cord making
I’ll be teaching a class at Snoweaters 2017, October 14, on how to make cord with a lucet fork. (Click the link to find out more about the event if you’re in Southern Alberta.)