Plush, lush handmade silk-bamboo rope (with metallic threads)
A while ago I made some red, black, and green rope, but when I was buying the raw materials I also bought a gorgeous lush purple as well! Recently I got around to spinning up the material into some two-ply rope. I made up two shorter lengths, and one longer length, blended with a few strands of metallic gold thread.
Previously I made three-ply rope (along with two-ply), but was really getting frustrated with this (doing it inside, rather than outside like I had done previously) so I kept this to a two-ply rope. It’s made out of 70% bamboo, 30% silk yarn. Continue reading
Collage showing my new teal Byzantine costume cuffs and matching hat
Back in 2016 I made a Byzantine costume for an event/competition (where I won first place in the advanced category!) and part of that was a pair of beautiful red silk cuffs.
As you read in my earlier post, when I made the teal hat, I also made a pair of teal embellished cuffs.
I was gifted this amazing teal top embellished with silver beads, sequins, and French wire… and the ONLY thing I could see in my mind’s eye for this were elements for another Byzantine accessory.
New blog post! I made a heavily embellished teal and silver hat for my Byzantine costume wardrobe
Back in 2016 I made a Byzantine costume for an event/competition (where I won first place in the advanced category!) and part of that was a gorgeous, fun, huge fan-shaped hat called the Propoloma. My pattern was speculative, and I could see two different ways to accomplish the hat – but liked the idea of a very packable hat, especially considering how often SCA events are well out of town and require costumes that will pack up into a suitcase or duffle bag easily.
The first hat was golden, which worked well with that first costume I made (blue, with red and gold accessories) and it also worked really well with the second Byzantine costume I made too (green with gold)…
…. but then I was gifted this amazing teal top embellished with silver beads, sequins, and French wire… and the ONLY thing I could see in my mind’s eye for this was elements for another Byzantine accessory.
Handmade bamboo-silk rope
I’ve been loving the belts, harnesses, and other accessories from Creations by Magi on Instagram lately. Unfortunately, they’re well out of my price range, so I figured I’d try making one of my own. I can’t find the right kind of cord, so instead I was inspired by my friends at HavenKink, who make gorgeous hand-made ropes.
Brown and tan herringbone fabric for sale. Quarter for scale of weave
In a previous post I shared a bunch of different fabrics that I have for sale. Well I’ve gone through my stash even further, and here are even more! Continue reading