Re: painting fabric
- --- In Authentic_SCA@y..., "Amy L. Hornburg Heilveil" <aheilvei@u...>
> At 04:43 PM 12/28/2001 -0800, you wrote:certainly
> I'm honestly on my way out the door, but fabric stamping is
> period. I believe Uncle Rashid knows more on this than I.....Rashid?
>I beleive I said that wood block printing is period. I also have
discovered that modern textile paints really work better with
stencilling than with block printing, so that is what I use. I know
it is not precisely period but the end result looks the same, and
since I would prefer it to be washable, I use modern paints rather
than oil or whatnot as in period. I paint on fabric sometimes to
get a look that I can't buy, so I just care what it looks like as
garb, I am not attempting to do a period technique.
I reccomend Decca fabric paints, the metalics look amazing on dark
To learn about how it was done in period, get the Dover book by
Cennini "the Craftsman's Handbook".
My impression is that this was used more for banners and decorations
than for garb, but I may be wrong.
> >I've got a rope petticoat half-done; it's mostly just experimental. I'mOne cannot have petticoates enow, to confuse the blust'ry windes and men of
> >using a reduced version of the Alcega farthingale pattern for it, and
> >some cheap nasty rope that's all prickly through the cloth, so I need to
> >wear another petticoat under it. Bah.
However, I beleeve women should be surrounded by gentleness, lest harshness
of environment translate into a harshe temperament, whyche is unseemly, and
may suggest a coarse upbringing, whyche impediment I am certain no Lady
here hath been hindered with.
To that ende, as I have seen and dealt moreover with such ropes, though
they are coarse productes of poor qualitie, but sometimes a saylor has to
make do,m I shall endeavor to help thee.
To use such a poor qualitie rope, passe it though a fierce flame, such as a
blowtorch. This will burn awaye the splinters but the rope will be left
untouched, unless thou leavest the flame in one playce too long.
But one ought not do without the qualitie of goode rope, and goode hempen
rope is goode to hande, and kinde to a laydies fingers moreover, being well
polished, and can be had for not overmuch coste.
What thou dost sayve in getting the cheape rope thou shalt surely spende
severalle times over in ruint petticoates and in needless aggravaytion, so
buy thee goodlye rope, and save the money later.
Such junke as thou dost describe is not much good cept as basest oakum for
caulking a shyppes sides, or as mattes for scraping dirt from boots,
Avoid "manilla" ropes, "Jute" is better.
Hempe is beste, by farre, and can be found on the web in numerous playces.
Thou hast onlie to consult a searcher, and thou shall certainly bee
rewarded with a plethora of vendors for such.
Beware thee, though, that the tarres and oiles used to preserve anie
naturalle rope may well staine, so thou may wishe to use a rope produced
moste unaturally of Polly's Properlines, or such. These may give thee the
necessarie weight and feel, but then be washable moreover, without rotting
in the dresse as naturalle rope shall surely do, though heating it to drie
it may be yet more ruinous indeed, as it ruin in great heates like
sugarplate left out in the rayne, do be sure to hang it to dries ait and
thou shall be well pleased.
Studium doscendi volutate quae cogi non potest constat.