Who Am I? And Why Am I Here?
Elewys of Finchingefeld, GdS, JdL
Barony of Aquaterra, Kingdom of An Tir
This is a place to which I may post my research, my experiments, my successes...and yes, my failures...for medieval re-creation and research on my never-ending quest to learn and revel in knowledge and experiences.
I am a lady of many times and many places. Currently using a 15th century English name, dressing in a 10th century Danish dress, and camping in a Mongolian round house. "Lost" doesn't even begin to describe my persona.
Friday, July 22, 2011
I entered a few things for Costumer's Guild last weekend and still haven't heard the results of that contest. I'm hoping that they'll get back to us very soon. I got an email that said that the scores were very close, so they wanted to consult with a couple of Laurels about it--maybe they wanted to move some "intermediate" folks into "advanced" categories. I'm not sure which I would enter into--I think I'm intermediate, but the definition almost puts me into advanced due to the number of garments I've made. Funny enough, I made so many of them *wrong* that it's difficult to say where I'd actually be.
My next phase of my Journeyman Challenge is to make a garment from another era that isn't Scandinavia or the Middle East, and not in the 14th century or late 16th century. I have a pair of dresses that go together that look very much like those found in the 12th and 13th century Anglo Saxon garments--a long underdress and a shorter overdress. Since I already have them made, I decided that I would do some embroidery on the overdress that was typical in that era of clothing. (Left: Queen Ealhswith from 1220 AD). I found someone else's documentation (like always, I'm standing on the shoulders of giants) that included several examples of Anglo-Saxon designs that she made into embroidery designs. I penciled the design onto the yellow dress, then thought...wait a second...that's the underdress. Damn. Oh well, it's just penciled on. I can wash it off. BUT, now I have to do the green overdress.
There are a few other small things--I think I'm going to make another hood or maybe submit my 11th century Egyptian socks (although I already submitted a socks paper...so if I submit another paper...oi.) I also have to put together the documentation for all the things I entered, which is going to take me a couple weeks to put together.
Actually, my to-do list is getting rather long...