I have found when working with friends that want to 'cut their teeth' on
there first garb outfit... get over whelmed looking at full on period
outfits... and would much rather more modern pictures and ideas of
period... they are not 100% sure they want to play long term but it's
cool... so being able to get them into garb for 20-30 dollars or less is
more important then being really period.... I have been playing now for 12
years this march and only in the last few have started to really push for
more period... and still often don't due to costs of period material (I
live in Canada where good deals are not found).
Just my 2 cents
On Fri, Jan 4, 2013 at 6:36 AM, Vicky Eisenstadt <alysounJ@...> wrote:
> 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
> > bkalben@...
> > --- 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?
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