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1  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Getting the Garb on, a stack of images to be added on: May 08, 2013 06:24:18 PM
Hey all, since joining the SCA a little over a year ago, and with my love of sewing, I have managed to put together a few pieces I thought I would share.
Lately I have been sewing like mad for two reasons, one my craft room is impassable, and secondly the biggest SCA event in Western Australia is racing upon us.
this year I am taking my grandbaby, Miss Em, who has graciously agreed to be a Viking baby.
I will be adding pics as I dig my way out of the craft room get more organised. Grin
Hope it is interesting,

hmmm fuzzy phone pics, but you get the idea

wool blanket which is all hand stitched and embroidered and is taking Forever, lol
didn't make doll, just made clothes, added hair and face top a blank doll from thrift shop

and for a friend a reversible hood out of her mothers old coats

made and donated this to a new persons daughter


with apron dress, horrible picture, a lot of hand sewing on this

My friend in an outfit I made
2  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Archer painting on: January 14, 2013 06:06:35 PM
Hi all, white board ( not prepped , so the paint reacted weirdly, but the effect wasnt totally horrible so I persisted)
sepia gouache and pearl white acrylic,
from an image on the net,
3  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / baby garb on: July 03, 2012 09:07:50 PM
Hi all, I checked with my daughter before posting these pics, and am so happy to show her off!
I wanted to make her some medieval garb, she is almost 2 and a half months old in these pics.
Hand sewn baby bonnet, tunic in wool with soft linen/cotton lining. Chemise top in cotton/linen.
Hand woven tablet weaving trim and belt.
This was a fitting before the garb was completed.

Hope you like!

ps, found a pic almost finished  Grin

4  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / 12th century english wool gown replica on: May 27, 2012 05:17:38 AM
Hi all, I have been working away on my latest garb, and hopefully will get a lovely pic of me wearing it next weekend!
Wool fabric, entirely hand sewn, black wool trim at neck and hem, red linen lining sleeves, red silk embroidery at sleeves, neck and hem, but done subtley so may not show up well.
I will be wearing it over a white linen underdress.
Very happy with finished result  Grin

5  FIBER ARTS / Weaving: Completed Projects / Tablet weaving , an epic story on: April 25, 2012 04:01:55 AM
Hi , I was keen to try tablet/card weaving so had to make a loom.
I first tried to make one out of a clipboard but found it was way too small.

so then a chair seemed like a possibilty

I managed to make a nice metre and a half of braid, but lets face it, not a very portable option....

then I tried using a stool, converted and now christened, the "ankle loom"

and found it was easier to use the coffee table to measure the threads

I used up all the blue white and green thread in the house and made a three metre length of braid

Eager to test my meager wood working skills, I made a small loom, based on a loom I saw a lady make with a spice rack and two toilet paper holder, aka the "bog loom" short for bog roll loom.

It actually works quite well, though I still need a ton of practice  Grin

heres some 9o cm braids

and last night I made about two metres of dark red and white, not photographed yet,

if you made it this far, well done!

my 6th braid, 1.84 metres, made this weekend

6  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / mucking around with crochet baby hats on: March 27, 2012 06:33:11 AM
Ive been having a bash at some baby hats, here's two I made tonight, Im quite happy with them!

mixture of wool from Spotlight, op shop and swap meet.
just finished another with a pom pom  Grin


7  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Red Bliaut on: March 17, 2012 02:48:36 AM
Hey, I found some beautiful fabric, and decided it must be a bliaut, a lovely red cotton silk, light as air.
Then I found a braid last week and have been sewing furiously so I could wear it to the Medieval festival today. I had to admit defeat and it is lacking both sleeves and side lacing, but on the whole, I am very happy with it so far  Grin
All handsewn. Side and front and rear gores make it lovely and full, which you can't really see lol. Cheesy

8  FIBER ARTS / Felting: Completed Projects / Felt bag workshop, my new bag to be! on: March 10, 2012 03:36:50 AM
Today I attended a felt workshop, it was great to see how people can take the same basic shape and make completely differant bags!
So here is my attempt, still damp and waiting for the handle to be attached.

9  CLOTHING / Costumes: Completed Projects / Medieval garb, Pic Heavy on: January 13, 2012 03:42:36 AM
I wanted to go to an SCA event in January, so I needed to sew a medieval outfit.
Heres what I made.

( ps, first attempt at anything like this, enormous fun!)

Linen Shift, 100% percent linen, hand sewn to a traditional pattern, embroidery added after the event, its probably not entirely accurate but I love it.

Wool surcoat, dyed brown, not very successfully, hand sewn and edged with red cotton fabric ( miles and miles)

White linen kirtle, handsewn, lace holes hand edged. Mostly lined. ( I love this on  Grin)

Linen apron, I wanted to help in the kitchen, handsewn.

teeny tiny stitches

Cotton coif with couching embroidery ( my first attempt)

veil, embroidered after event

small bag, handmade, on veil

Suede shoes and a second pair in progress.

Napkin work in progress for next event, I need one when eating!

Made it this far? Congrats!

Obviously I would prefer to post action pics, but I am here alone.

10  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Searching for the oldest WIP on: November 08, 2011 06:29:32 PM
I am wondering how many people have works in progress that they hang onto year after year but never seem to finish, but never discard either?
I have a cushion cover I started when I think I was 18, I am now 47, I have no idea why I never finish it. Bits have fallen off over the years, but it has moved with me and every now and then I find it.
Currently it is lost again in my craft room, I will search and up load a pic.
I think I am sentimental about it, but not in love with it.
Just curious. Grin
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