> Hemp is terribly expensive since it's not allowed to be grown in the US. It
> often exceeds $18 a yard (more than silk!). I would suggest using linen as
> a substitute. It looks very similar and is from a similar plant. Go to
> fabrics-store.com for great prices. Also, since silk can sometimes be had
> for $6 a yard, try silkconnection.com. Just avoid making things out of silk
> noil (aka "raw silk"). It's not period and it tends to fall apart.
> By the way, sashiko quilting started in the 18th century. But if you're
> doing it for non-SCA purposes, go right ahead.
Oh, really? I don't mean the patterned kind, but the utilitarian straight
kind for repairing garments...would that be period? If not, how would the
non-nobility have repaired their old clothes? I love the look of
well-wornedness (not a word, but then again, I don't speak these Western
tongues so well ;)). With my Jewish garb, I have tried to get the same
"worn look" you see in National Geographic pictures of Middle-Easterners...
Todo callado, todo 'stava'n silencio,
Como la nuve'n a la escuridad.
"Miseravle! Porqué vienes agora
Arecordarme del mal que yo pasí,
Arecordarme de toda la mi vida?"