Entries in the Ildhafn journal of Projects

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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.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on Aug 20th, 2012

Music notes are on this page. Dance notes are here. IMG_6646

The order of the dances might change a bit, but it's unlikely that the content will.

Posted by Ludwig von Regensburg to the Projects journal on Aug 16th, 2012

After a considerable break I'm brewing again, and updating my blog.  An experiment in period beer conditioning was pleasingly successful, and some ("glutard friendly") oat beer is on the go.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on Aug 15th, 2012

Dance notes are on this page. Music notes are here.

IMG_6646

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Projects journal on Jun 9th, 2012

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

Posted by William de Wyke to the Projects journal on May 29th, 2012

Braid and lace and silk, oh my!

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on May 23rd, 2012

First make this:

This is meant to be a first project for someone who wants to make renaissance bobbin-lace.

Worked Sampler Scan

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on May 12th, 2012

A three-coloured silk lace, based on this one (08.180.505) in the Metropolitan Museum  (www.metmuseum.org).

Colored lace from the Metropolitan museum; accession number 09.180.505The original lace, above, and mine, worked to my second pattern, below.

 

sampleB on black

 

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