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.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Preparing for Crown

Finishing up Anglo-Saxon weave.  It's about 3 yards long now, and another yard or so left to weave...but if I want to use it in my new project, I'm going to need 6 yards.  I might weave up something faster...simpler...for this garment.

Pulling out fabric - The top and bottom fabrics are wool.  The two lighter colors are linen.  The darkest blue is some kind of cotton twill.  I chose the bottom two fabrics and decided I needed to make a coat for my Norse gear.  After looking at several pictures, I chose this one.

They call this a Birka-style caftan, dating to the 9-10th centuries.  It's a little big--I think it was meant to be a bit more snug around the chest, but it'll be fine.

Apron dresses and more will be made up in the next couple of weeks as well as embellishment for the garb I've got.  I want to make a red wool apron dress and a couple of hoods--a cotton/linen white hood for warm weather and a wool hood for cold weather.  I also want to make a set of flannel pajama pants to go with the tunic I made last year.  Maybe a sleeping hood as well.

I've also got my packing list started...lots of stuff to pack for just one person, and setting up the kit myself will be interesting...not impossible...but interesting.

Oh, and I still need to build a door for the yurt.