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”
I have been a bit busy. Come, sit and warm yourself by the fire. Over the past few weeks I have made my house in order for the coming winter and I have packed several belongings for my trip. It will be a while before I see my beloved Allecmere. I have travelled Rotta, andContinue reading “Rotta”
Have a seat! My dear traveller, have I got a story for you today! Allow me to take you to the 15th century. The city of Leiden was a large town, growing fast with the weaving industry. The hustle & bustle must have been amazing in those days. The growing town attracted plenty of newcomers,Continue reading “The oldest house in my town”
Here’s a very quick project for you! Have a look at the Tutorials page.
I am happy to tell you about this gorgeous city in Belgium today. Leuven, or Louvain, is a beautiful medieval city about 25 kilometres from the Belgian capitol of Brussels. The earliest mention of Leuven (Loven) dates from 891, when a Viking army was defeated by the Frankish king Arnulf of Carinthia. According to aContinue reading “Leuven”
I have added some information on my Golden Egg research from 2019. Please have a look on the Alkmaar 1573 pages and let me know your thoughts!