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(November 4th, 2015 by Llewelyn ap Dafydd)

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.

(November 3rd, 2015 by Eleanor Hall)

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.

(June 20th, 2015 by Katherina Weyssin)

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. 

(January 5th, 2015 by Eleanor Hall)

Item: 14th Century German Brick Stitch Pouch

Time Period : 14th Century

Region : GermanFin


(April 15th, 2014 by Ludwig von Rege...)

I wrote a little something about the belt Master William helped me make:

I wore it for the first time at St Sebs.

(April 25th, 2013 by Katherina Weyssin)

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

(April 3rd, 2013 by Katherina Weyssin)

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

(January 11th, 2013 by Ludwig von Rege...)

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.

(December 4th, 2012 by Eleanor Hall)

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:


(October 1st, 2012 by Vettoria di Gio...)

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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