I guess it's been a while since I posted! The Easter-to-June part of the year is always supremely hectic with Tourney Season ramping up and the school year winding down. A few things I've done in that time...
I bought a spinning wheel, a Lendrum single treadle, and finally started in ernest to wash the fleece given to me by HL Godith from her flock. It was shorn 9 years ago and I have been happily turning fluffy stuff into yarn over the past few weeks.
The last spool of white is not pictured...it was on the wheel. I unspooled the pink, got it wet, and am blocking it now (by hanging a 20 oz. bottle of Gatorade on it), so I can start spinning spool #7. After that, I'll have to skein up the spools so I can spin some more. All this spun yarn is destined to become a piece of cloth to be made into a garment--my first sheep-to-shawl project (not that it'll be a shawl, but some wearable garment, probably an overtunic.
For the Perfectly Period Feast in An Tir, I made this ensemble (left) for the 1470s era Italian Renaissance Feast. Pictured with me is my bestie, Aenor, who is running as my Sister-Baroness for our Barony. We won't be the first girl-girl pairing, but the first in our Kingdom. Not only is this an exciting prospect for us, but for Inspirational Equality. Not that we're in that kind of relationship--we are both very happily involved with our respective men (who, I swear, must have been separated at birth!)--we're just friends.
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.