Entries in the Ildhafn journal of Projects

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Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on Sep 8th, 2019

Thanks to everyone who came this time (Saturday September 7th), or expressed interest in coming a long in future. 

Below are some notes on what we did and what we learned in this session. Next session, we'll work on similar material. See my first post for the pieces we'll be working on, links to music, and links to more resources. 

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on Aug 18th, 2019

Thanks to everyone who came this time (Saturday August 17th), or expressed interest in coming a long in future. 

Below are some notes on what we did and what we learned in this session. Next session, we'll work on similar material. See my first post for the pieces we'll be working on, links to music, and links to more resources. 

Played: Questa e mia, then A dio signora

Source: Petrucci's first book of frottole, Venice (1504), pp86-87

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on Jul 27th, 2019

Thanks to everyone who came this time (Saturday July 27th), or expressed interest in coming a long in future. 

Below are some notes on what we did and what we learned in this session. Next session, we'll work on similar material. See my first post for the pieces we'll be working on, links to music, and links to more resources. 

Played: Questa e mia

 

Source: Petrucci's first book of frottole, Venice (1504), pp86-87

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on Jul 19th, 2019

What is this?

A practical study-group to learn how to play early music directly from the notation in which it was first written. Specifically, music printed in Italy in about 1500 (possibly extending earlier as we get better at this). 

The philosophy will be "learn by doing" and "one step at a time". 

In each session we'll aim to learn enough theory to play the piece in front of us; and to choose pieces so that we can tackle one challenge at a time.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on Dec 29th, 2017

Further adventures in "finding all my favourite pieces* of early music in facsimile".

*That's a long list. Perhaps most of them. This could take a while.

Finding Mille Regretz

Mille Regretz is perhaps my favourite piece by Josquin des Pres (or perhaps not by Josquin - it's up for debate).

Finding it was pretty easy:

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on Dec 29th, 2017

I'm trying to become more fluent in playing and singing from medieval and renaissance notation, so I'm finding facsimiles of lots familiar pieces to practice on. Unsurprisingly, there are a few surprises on the way ...

Ave Vera Virginitas, Josquin

I learned this from the Big Lochac Snogbook (sic) - a fabulous collection of gorgeous pieces. The SATB setting of Josquin's Ave Vera Virginitas is indeed lovely.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on Oct 31st, 2017

So ... this week my wonderful viol teacher, Polly Sussex, set me an interesting piece of homework: find "Angelica Bilta" - a piece by 14thC composer Landini we've been playing - in the Squarcialupi Codex.

There's a facsimile of the codex at IMSLP. Still, easier said than done.

Posted by William de Cameron to the Projects journal on Feb 3rd, 2017

All the aiglets... so I have a new obsession.

Posted by William de Cameron to the Projects journal on Jul 20th, 2016

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.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on Mar 4th, 2016

Recipe and instructions for scaling the chicken and bacon pies that Katherina and Anna made for lunch at May Crown Tournament in 2015.

Posted by Llewelyn ap Dafydd to the Projects journal on Nov 4th, 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.

Posted by Eleanor Hall to the Projects journal on Nov 3rd, 2015

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.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on Jun 20th, 2015

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. 

Posted by Eleanor Hall to the Projects journal on Jan 5th, 2015

Item: 14th Century German Brick Stitch Pouch

Time Period : 14th Century

Region : GermanFin

 

Posted by Ludwig von Regensburg to the Projects journal on Apr 15th, 2014

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.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on Apr 25th, 2013

After several years of discussion and a couple of abortive attempts, Ildhafn has a new list field.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on Apr 3rd, 2013

P1050864An attempt to recreate the cord used to edge the ruffle on the shirt in which Nils Sture's was murdered in 1567.

Posted by Ludwig von Regensburg to the Projects journal on Jan 11th, 2013

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.

Posted by Eleanor Hall to the Projects journal on Dec 4th, 2012

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:

Shift:

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Projects journal on Oct 1st, 2012

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.

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