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I already showed you some details about the man’s kyrtle in the first half of the 14th century already here and here. Now I have made another one for my husband’s outfit.


I will just act as though you were not waiting for the next part (the kirtle) since February and insert an entirely unplanned part. I had a few hours to kill and my other projects were on hold, so I made a hood for my husband from fabric I still had left over.




Female Dyer, Simplewoman 1340s-50s

20.06.2016 by Rotschopf in Clothing

Another one of our full ensembles for women, working clothes for a simple woman (Dyer) around 1340-50 in Vienna.



I just wanted to give you a little glimpse on a technique which is fairly new to me and which I am about to try out for the first time, filet knitting or netting.

Unfortunately I could not find a lot of information about the technique in its medieval form online. I was very impressed by this tutorial here from Via Nostra (Thanks a lot!),  which uses the techniques described by Therese de Dillmont and Katrin Kania.

I asked my husband to film me while netting.


We would like to show you here the full ensemble of a craftswoman/silk embroiderer/citizen around 1340-1350. The outfit is quite conservative for the time and would also fit into earlier decades of the 14th century, the amount of fabrics used and the fashionable checker pattern of the suckenie though are a sign of the financial wealth of this woman.

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What you see here:

made from madder-dyed wool-twill, handsewn with copper-alloy-needles from the London findings with madder-coloured wool-yarn. After different original pictures from Austria and Germany. around 1340-50, pattern after the Herjolfsnes-findings, simple style with no buttons, the chest is adorned with a copper-alloy-brooch. (more…)



17.02.2016 by Rotschopf in Clothing

As I previously announced, I am about to extend my winter-equipment and what I wanted for a long time already was a pair of mittens, that keep my hands warm and dry.

Findings of mittens are numerous:
Skandinavia around 1300
Sweden late medieval
And again Sweden
And again, 14th century
I hate those spoiled by findings scandinavians…


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Viennese citizen’s wife 1350-60

15.02.2016 by Rotschopf in Clothing

We would like to show you a full every-day ensemble for the wife of a well earning craftsman or Viennese citizen around 1350-60.

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What you see here:

brazilwood coloured wool-twill and woad-dyed silk, after different original pictures from Austria and Germany around 1350-60, pattern constructed freely referencing the Moy Bog garment, 22 buttons in the technique of the London findings, sewn with wool and silk thread and brass needle after findings from London.  More about it here and auch here



A Sukenie/Surcot for the winter

08.02.2016 by Rotschopf in Clothing

Because we are holding a little private weekend for the IG14 Austria at the Bachritterburg Kanzach in Southern Germany in March, I needed a little upgrade on my outdoor-wear.

What I needed for a long time already was a simple Surcot which can be used as a layer over the kyrtle. Long armed, comfortable and as cheap as possible since I already know that I am not going to wear it very often. (more…)

So, I know, I let it slide a bit since the last parts….

The search for original pictures of shirts from my time and region is not as easy as I thought. You often see them, but only worn underneath the kyrtle.


For the hosen/trousers I still had a great piece of wool twill, plant dyed in reseda and iron-sulfate by Firiel in a gorgeous light green. Exactly the right amount, I only left some small scraps.

For the reconstruction I used a whole bunch of different original pictures and findings from which I incorporated different attributes.