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You may or may not remember my first approach at a men’s hairnet for my colleague Karl.

Back then I wasn’t really happy with the shape of the net. After some tests and discussions with other netting-nerds in this  awesome Facebook group here I finally figured out the right shape that the netting needs to have to fit the original illuminations.

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In general I don’t really feel pretty in my historical costume. My impression is a simple one, my clothing is practical and made after historical sources. That is about as much as it needs to be and my modern esthetics needs to give. Everything for the hobby!

But when I have to package my hair up and take the only thing away that will give my face structure, I at least want to do that with some high end accessories. I do that mostly in my citizen’s wife impression.

And so from beautiful dark purple silk thread by Marled Mader aka. Archäotechnik textile Fläche I made a new hairnet, adorned with little pearls.

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3 years. That is how long I brought this stupid project along with me on every holiday and every event, doing a few loops at a time, then loosing motivation again, throwing it into a corner and picking it up again some time later. Now it is finally finished with a bit more than 20 000 knots.

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Our company colleague Viki has recently made a very pretty underdress with a supportive upper part for her mid 14th century impression and allowed me to write an article about it.

 

 

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For years I have been wearing my natural coloured, practical wool dresses to do the dirty work on events, I wipe my dirty hands in them and do not have to take care of them a lot except when darning moth holes.

But someday, I said, I wanna be just as pretty as my colleagues and so I have been announcing that I will make myself a citizen’s wife dress very soon…. for years. My colleagues made fun of me whenever I would bring the topic up again. “Yeaaaah, sure, you and the citizen’s wife…” But it bugged me and after having some major hassle with the fabric orders I made for the dress, I could finally start.

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Via a Blogpost by Zeitensprung I was inspired to think about my bed-equipment and I thought, I might be in need of a hovedpole/bolster for my bed. And I finally finished the long planned project.

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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.

During my visit at the museum Schloss Gottorf in Schleswig however, I got the right hint. (more…)

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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