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  • Greetings! I'm planning to teach a general knitting workshop at the upcoming SCA event, West-AnTir War, in early July. Knitters of all levels welcome -- optional kits for a striped (easy) or multi-colored bag will be available. Or bring your own project! I'm also contemplating a second, more specialized knitting class. WHAT SHOULD THE SUBJECT BE? - Period socks and stockings? What...
    Chris Laning Jun 6, 2014
  • On Jun 4, 2013, at 12:24 PM, elladartois wrote: > Good Afternoon Everyone, > > I am working with a good friend of mine (I do all her sewing) on putting together an 11th century outfit for Crown Tournament. She has requested a bliaut, and he, of course, will be wearing his fighting garb. She had asked me about doing a "Heraldic bliaut" a la heraldic cotehardies, however I've not...
    Chris Laning Jun 5, 2013
  • Yes, it's very disappointing to the embroidery-minded that the "best" table linens were usually quite plain ;) The quality of the linen and, sometimes, the elegance of a woven-in design were apparently the things that mattered most for social status. On Apr 1, 2013, at 7:26 AM, Laurie Clarkston wrote: > Kammy, > > As far as decorating go, the linen tablecloths would have very...
    Chris Laning Apr 1, 2013
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  • George wrote: >*IF* the regs were the same in the 16th as in the 20th c.--which is a >moderately big IF; persona-wise, you and I are both pre-Council of >Trent, the very last big one before Vatican II--then, absent very >special circumstances, you were *required* to have a "nuptial" Mass for >your marriage. Um, no, though that may depend on where you are. Until -- if I recall...
    Chris Laning Sep 21, 2012
  • I'd definitely ask some more experienced people for tips, through a mailing list or online group or whatever you can find. Definitely do a muslin. One reason to ask for tips from the experienced is that, with a wide neckline _and_ V back, you might encounter some "engineering" problems in keeping the thing from widening and slipping off your shoulders, or from going crooked when...
    Chris Laning Oct 13, 2011
  • On Jul 21, 2011, at 11:58 PM, Catherine Holcombe of Arden wrote: > Just wondering if there is any historical evidence that a Barony was "awarded" to a worthy couple for doing great deeds? I'm thinking of 12th Century "England-ish"... Not at that period, as far as I know. Late in our period (IIRC) it became the fashion for older knights, most of whom were knighted for prowess on...
    Chris Laning Jul 23, 2011
  • On Jun 22, 2011, at 9:20 PM, Susanne Hibbert wrote: > If real fur is not for you......a friend of mine made her Vair and Minnerva with > faux fur mounted on light felt. It looked pretty good. The "fur" was polyester; > as was the felt. The whole thing gets a fabric gluing that dry cleaning will not > undo. I don't remember her doing any sewing. I've noticed that in the last ten...
    Chris Laning Jun 23, 2011
  • On May 2, 2011, at 7:44 PM, George A. Trosper wrote: > P.S. I'm happy to sign, as repeatedly requested by the PST Moderator, > but isn't one's sent-from info sufficient to make entirely clear who's > posting?? Actually there are still quite a few people whose e-mail programs do not show the "sent from" field (or who have it turned off). It's also a bit difficult sometimes to...
    Chris Laning May 3, 2011
  • On Jun 10, 2010, at 10:20 AM, porcelenhanc wrote: >> I gave links to an NPR site on FB yesterday: >> http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127627752&sc=fb&cc=fp >> It has an illo that gives a closer look at the stitching. Christie >> Ward pointed it out. >> >> Cheers, Folo >> www.micelfolcland.org >> > > After reading these articles I thought that the grass stuffed...
    Chris Laning Jun 10, 2010
  • On May 7, 2010, at 3:00 PM, Captain Elias wrote: > The "Larks head knot" is also what you get when you tie what is > generally called "reef" knot or "square Knot" and give it an uneven > tug. > > I think there is a slightly more accurate knot name for this, but I > will have > to check my copy of Graumonts Encyclopedia when I get home. The lark's head I'm talking about is this one...
    Chris Laning May 7, 2010