This song “Twee Koningskinderen” about 2 children of kings goes all the way back to the Greek myth of Hero and Leander, who lived on either side of the Hellespont. Hero lit a lamp each night for Leander so that he could swim across the waters to meet his beloved Hero. One night, a stormContinue reading “Two royal children”
A day after I wrote my last post, someone very justly pointed out to me that we have quite an excellent 2nd hand shop ONLINE, very similar to Craigslist. It is called Marktplaats and I had completely forgotten about it! Silly me…. It meant I was able to shop for 2nd hand fabric anyway toContinue reading “Decor for the pants from Skjoldehamn”
Hi all! I am still alive and healthy. Like most people these days, the mundane world is demanding most of my time: homeschooling our amazing 11 year old because of the lockdown in this corner of the world and trying to stay on top of the household chores. Oh, and there is a job somewhereContinue reading “Quick update & quick project”
Just a quick post to show you the finished socks with a little stitch as embellishment and braided straps. The original straps were woven, but braided is a bit quicker. These socks are super comfy! The fabric was old and cost me nothing, so I still have €36,50 left for the rest of the clothes!
What’s a person to do on a boring Sunday afternoon? Well… make socks! I really wanted to make some progress on my Skjoldehamn garb project but on a Sunday all thrift shops are closed where I live. So, I rummaged through my fabric stash and found a lovely wool. Dan Lovlid’s thesis has quite anContinue reading “Socks!”
I began writing historical articles back in 2016 but most are still gathering dust. Slowly, but surely, I have started on that path called publishing. In June of 2020, my first ever Compleat Anachronist came out and just this week, my article on how to line a basket was published in Tournaments Illuminated. Ava isContinue reading “On baskets and being proud”
Right, so there I was, off to the thrift shop; because that was what I had promised myself and you! Yay! To the Batpoles!! But, soon my heart sank in the first 2nd hand shop … I mean, look at this … nothing but jeans…. What was I getting myself into? Mission Impossible? The ideaContinue reading “Skjoldehamn hood”
Just this week I was able to use my knowledge of genealogy to help a lady create an awesome persona! Please go to the Anthroponomy pages of my blog to find out more.
I am forever curious about excavated textiles. The first thing I look for in a museum, any museum, is excavated garments and shoes. It fascinates me to no end. In 2019, I finished my Golden Egg project in Drachenwald and it was so inspiring. For this reason, I have decided to embark on a newContinue reading “Recreating the Skjoldehamn textile finds”
If you know me, you know how much I love naalbinding, nalebinding or nalbinding. It is a very ancient craft, dating from at least 5000BC. At events, you will be able to spot me in a corner teaching someone this beautiful craft. If you like, keep an eye on the tutorial section, for regular updatesContinue reading “Nalbinding”