All the aiglets... so I have a new obsession.
Entries in the Ildhafn journal of Projects
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So as with many things, this started out one day with the usual thought "I wonder what I can do with that". That, in this case, was about a kilogram of honey which my sister had brought me from some hives they had at home. And what can I do with it turned out to be making some short mead.
Recipe and instructions for scaling the chicken and bacon pies that Katherina and Anna made for lunch at May Crown Tournament in 2015.
Since meeting The Modern Maker, I've become slightly obsessed with the scaled bara measurement system that Mr Gnagy lays out in it.
I've decided to experiment a bit with it, and have redrafted my standard shirt layouts using it, rather than our pedestrian metric system.
I need to find some folks to mug to see whether the scaling works, and specifically whether I've rounded off assorted measurements in the correct directions as I've gone from metric to Bara.
Second Brick Stitch Pouch
Period: 14th- 15th Century Germany
Inspiration: Heavily inspired by an extant pouch in the Victoria and Albert Museum but not an exact copy.
I've just started playing with sprang, and I wanted to experiment with various techniques without trying to produce a historically-accurate item. The result: a stripey, lacey bag for my favourite child.
I wrote a little something about the belt Master William helped me make: http://nososeet2.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/a-new-belt.html
I wore it for the first time at St Sebs.
After several years of discussion and a couple of abortive attempts, Ildhafn has a new list field.
Found a few minutes to write something on these experiments on my blog. Trying to get an impression of what a medieval Englishman actually drank has turned out to be a great project.
See the previous post about this project HERE
It appears that the only thing I’m worse at then actually finishing a project… is writing about it!
Without making you wait any longer here is the gown:
I thought the easiest way to cover this is in layers from the skin out:
Tonight Eleanor and Katherine of Glastonbury came over and patterned stockings - with duct tape! There was also quite a lot of giggling.
Eleanor led the process, having patterned using this method before. First she showed us what to do by using Katherine's leg as a model, and enlisting my help for marking in the foot patterning, then once Katherine was done, she took a turn at duct taping/patterning Eleanor's leg.
Music notes are on this page. Dance notes are here.
The order of the dances might change a bit, but it's unlikely that the content will.
Dance notes are on this page. Music notes are here.
Please find below the menu for the Bloth Feast. It is a late 16th century Italian style feast served in three courses. I am using the majority of the available Italian cooking sources, although I rely primarily on Scappi and Messisbugo; I primarily use the French Nostradamus for my candy recipes.
For those with dietary requirements:
- Any meat dishes have an ^ next to them - there are four in total