Selfie in one of my Byzantine costumes, wearing my new beaded necklace
Earlier I’ve posted about some of the other jewelry I made with the beads I had, for both the Viking Age wardrobe, but also for Byzantine, Roman, & Finnish Iron Age. While I was looking up inspiration for them, I also looked up some of the other eras I costume for – but decided NOT to use beads to make jewelry for – at least not yet.
This is a bit of a research-dump, mostly for myself to come back to if needed…
Back in January I was on the Thicketworks site and got super excited for her tutorial on casting latex lace. Now she was using it in mixed media artwork projects, but I was hoping it was going to be much more tactile than that, and I could use it for wearables…
Unfortunately – nope.
You might remember my work-in-progress photos on Instagram:
Ultimately, it was a complete fail.
Montengarde Samhain (Nov 6-8 2020) class: Making your viking age gear more specific
With the SCA needing to cancel all in-person events for North America, a lot of different SCA groups have chosen to move their events online. While Avacal (the SCA kingdom I’m in) ended up cancelling most of their events and not creating virtual versions – they did end up doing an online Grand TUA ( a series of workshops over multiple days) along with a few other online events. Continue reading
First blackwork embroidery
At Avacal’s September Crown, one of the classes I took was a beginner blackwork class with my Barony’s former Baroness (who also does super-beautiful embroidery!). I haven’t done blackwork before, partially because it looks so complicated, but also because I’ve always thought it was a bit later than any of my main costuming personas.
Our instructor definitely helped clear up that first thought though!
A chance to try your hand at block printing at the Turku Medieval Market
Today I’ll continue sharing highlights from my visit to the Turku Medieval Market, (Keskiaikaiset markkinat) in Turku, Finland.
A few of the blocks available to play with at the Turku Medieval Market
There were a number of vendors at the market, demonstrations, and activities. One of the activities that was set up was the chance for people to try their hand at some block printing.