Entries in the Ildhafn journal of Projects

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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.

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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

 

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on May 8th, 2012

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Bobbin-lace made to decorate Eleanor Hall's new Venetian gown, in return for which she will make a brocaded tablet-woven band for the hat I bought from Samantha at Canterbury Faire.

Posted by Eleanor Hall to the Projects journal on May 8th, 2012

See the previous post about this project HERE

 

 The project has been ongoing, it's just that the little bits that I have been working on haven't been very interesting.

 

Posted by Ludwig von Regensburg to the Projects journal on Mar 30th, 2012

Documentation for my brewing entries at St Sebastian's 2012.

Posted by William de Cameron to the Projects journal on Mar 9th, 2012

The last few years at Canterbury Faire have seen various bits of what can probably best be described as somewhere between street theatre, practical jokes, and Banksian art, perpetrated by agents of the Ildhafn Conspiracy Team.

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Projects journal on Mar 2nd, 2012

By Lady Caterine de Vantier

This year I was privileged to be able to cook the feast at Canterbury Faire, with the aid of an awesome team from Ildhafn and many, many kitchen hands and dishwashers, mostly from the Crescent Isles, with a smattering of people from over the ditch. I said it in person, but I'll say it again - thank you to all those that helped, I really appreciated what each and every one of you did as this feast would not have worked as well or gone as smoothly without your help.

Read on for the full discussion of the background, food, service and other notes.

Posted by Eleanor Hall to the Projects journal on Feb 21st, 2012

Based on Titziano Vecellio (Titian)'s Portrait of a Lady in White, 1553, Venice

This is the start of a project blog that has been a long time coming!

About two years ago I managed to buy about 7 metres of a cream coloured silk satin from a bridal dressmaker who was selling the business, I really liked the silk as it's a very rich shade of cream and based on this I decided it needed to be made into a dress worthy of the material.

After some debate I decided on a dress based on Titziano Vecellio (Titian)'s Portrait of a Lady in White, 1553, Venice

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Projects journal on Jan 16th, 2012

Caterine de Vantier is cooking the feast at Canterbury Faire in February,  and has enrolled several other members of the Barony of Ildhafn to help her; William de Cameron and Katherina Weyssin as hall stewards, Anna de Wilde to manage plating and presentation, Ludwig von Regensburg as kitchen help. This is where we're keeping our notes - all the odds and ends that several of us need to be able to consult. 

People:

[who, what, where]

Posted by Anna de Wilde to the Projects journal on Jan 3rd, 2012

 

Posted by Anna de Wilde to the Projects journal on Dec 2nd, 2011

This is the final list of dances for the Canterbury Faire Ball (Friday night at Canterbury Faire). There are dances to suit all skill levels, and I hope the ball will be a lot of fun. If you have questions about the dances or music, please contact Lady Anna de Wilde or add a comment below.

UPDATE: all sheet music for the ball now collected here (thank you, Lowrens!).

Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Projects journal on Nov 26th, 2011
Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on Nov 14th, 2011

This is a very simple lace, made using only 8 bobbins in two intersecting plaits.

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Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Projects journal on Nov 13th, 2011

Made for Anna de Wilde, for her Birthday

By Lady Caterine de Vantier

Okay, so it was a bit of a belated birthday present - mostly because I got stuck for a while on how to make up the flag part of the fan. I looked at a number of images of fans, and read an article by La Signora Onorata Katerina de Brescia. This all contributed to the development of my ideas about flag fans.

Posted by Katherina Weyssin to the Projects journal on Nov 13th, 2011

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Posted by Vettoria di Giovanni da Verona to the Projects journal on Nov 12th, 2011

I've been reading Lancelotti's book, Lo Scalco Prattico, quite a lot lately as I'm working on the menu for the Canterbury Faire Feast which I'm cooking in February. Lancelotti's book consists entirely of menus, so is useful in working out what sort of food tends to be served, where, and how.

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