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You could already read on this blog that I made a  simple man’s ensemble for my husband.

Some time ago, I found this beautiful indigo-dyed wool twill online and since I am working towards a higher ranking Impression myself, I thought, I could do the same for him while I collect my own materials.

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Whenever I was spinning in the last years, I just had the wool flocks held in my hand. It was practical enough when going by metro or train, where I would usually spin. But I have not been entirely content with that for some time and during my research for …well not really an impression but some accessories that fall into the theme of shepherds and outdoor equipment, I started thinking about having my own made.

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A leather bag

23.10.2017 by Rotschopf in Clothing, Equipment, Leather

Nowadays, I do not have as much luggage with me as I used to, when I was still visiting medieval markets as a non-participant. Lighter, Mobile phone, 2L of Mead, 300 EUR for overrated fast food, jewellery and nonsense, huge cloaks, flutes, beakers and provisions – that is what I used to pack.

Today, all I have with me when on an event, is a knife fitting into my leather purse.

But our camera, with which we document our events, needed a period solution to pack it, waterproof and away from visitor’s gazes. So I at last needed a small bag.

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On the occasion of the “Straw hat month April, I have tried my skills at another project, a straw hat in the technique of the Lengberg finds. I had started it last August at our event at Bachritterburg Kanzach. Since I experimented with the technique for  another impression of mine , I still had a lot of the material left.

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After finally being lucky and finding new hat-straw at a reasonable price online, I could work on my favorite craft again, making hats. I did work quite a bit at the Medieval days Bad Windsheim, which I was invited to by German friends of mine as the “Newbie” of the event crew. I made a rather classical modell, but with a little point at the top, I tried to make this model here.

There is really not much to say about the technique which I have not said in my article about my first hat.

http://matsukazesewing.blogspot.co.at/p/repairs-on-extant-medieval-garments.html

http://www.medievalsilkwork.com/2013/10/mending-old-shirt.html

Flicken in einem der Herjolfsnes-Kleidungsstücke

Darning in a Viking cap

Darning in Medieval Textiles

Invisible Mending at the Shroud of Turin

Darning in an ancient tunic

Darning in clothing of the late antiquity

https://www.academia.edu/35429219/Recycling_of_Textiles_in_Historic_Contexts_in_Europe._Case_Studies_from_1500_BC_till_1500_AD

https://www.academia.edu/8480749/_Ich_brauch_Hadern_zu_meiner_Muel_-_von_Flickschneidern_Lumpensammlern_und_Papiermachern._Wiederverwendung_und_Wiederverwertung_von_Textilien

https://www.academia.edu/35444723/Zerschlissene_Knie_vs._Knieb%C3%BCgel._Bergm%C3%A4nnische_Schutzkleidung_im_15._und_16._Jahrhundert

http://larsdatter.com/patched-clothing.htm

Die Lendbreen Tunika

https://realonline.imareal.sbg.ac.at/detail/?archivnr=004031

Detail

https://realonline.imareal.sbg.ac.at/detail/?archivnr=002299

 

Sheperd’s budget

29.09.2016 by Rotschopf in Textile work

Since I have a sheperd’s weapon now and a sheperd’s instrument, I thought, well then I can go full sheperdess! Although it is very likely, I will never be able to get to a sheep-herd any time soon, in case I do get the chance, I already have the equipment! Yay!

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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. 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.

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Since this question is asked so often in different online forums and on Facebook, I thought, I would put together a practical, rough guide to medieval paint applications for all kinds of paintwork.

Before I start, I recommend to have a look at the literature recommendations at the end, which are in my opinion essentials if you want to work on the topic (some I have in a german translation, but I am sure you can find a good english one easily).

On the mixtures: In painting, there are no fixed rules. Every painter finds his own mixtures and recipes for the particular task at hand. It is definitely something that needs time to get experienced in. I will show you some basic mixtures and you can go on from there.

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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.

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