Why not start the new participants off right, and show them the extant
examples? Many, many Scadians across the knowne world have "medieval
garments reconstructed" , "woven Into the Earth,' "Museum of London:
Textiles and Clothing," "Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd", the Arnold
books, etc. I believe we do new participants a profound disservice by not
sharing with them, from the start, pictures of what the garments themselves
look like. What I think would be cool would be for the hospitallers to get
together with the A/S officers and put together a "for internal use only"
folder/binder (to avoid copyright issues) featuring copies of the pictures
of extant garments (including scholarly reconstructions); pictures of
garments from museums, etc. We can also have Scadians themselves model as
"show and tell": we all have access to Scadians whose wardrobes are
extensive and accurate, and I don't many of us who DO NOT enjoy showing off
a little, especially if the goal is the inspiration/education of new
participants. Showing someone real Norse, real GFDs, real Tudor,
etc...gives them a far better idea of what they really want to wear.
On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 12:54 PM, Bobbie Kalben <bkalben@...> wrote:
> I discuss historic costuming books for newcomers on my blog
> http://tailoretta.wordpress.com/ You may find it useful.
> Bobbie Kalben
> --- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, "Toad" wrote:
> > A group of friends is thinking of putting together a small library of
> books that provide a pictorial overview of period styles.
> > ...
> > What would you suggest for this type of library?
"Courage is the virtue of deeds... courtesy is the virtue of language."
Baron Giovanni di Fiamma
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