--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com
, "Marilyn" <mcrowleyarts@...> wrote:
> Greetings from a newbie(ish)....
> I finally have the time to start really working on our garb. I have made my kids basic tunics already but I was wondering on embellishments for them. I have found numerous examples and extant sources for tablet woven pieces put on edges usually neck and arms but I was wondering about embroidery. Especially for my little girl...just the pretty thing if you know what I mean. We are leaning towards norse/ viking personas but I am also pulled toward anglo/saxon and mid period Italian so I guess I am looking for something that would cover a large generic time and location span. ANY help and leads would be great...
> Thanks Mari
Sorry for the delay in responding (just that time of the year, and I get on-line by fits and starts), and also for the fact that I'm not especially well-versed in Viking/Norse, nor in Anglo Saxon, and am only slightly better acquainted with what I think of as "mid-period" Italian, but regarding that last, permit me to ask you:
What for you is "mid-period?" I'm not trying to challenge you: your answer will tell me if I'm on the right page and if I'm not, then someone else may well be.
Around 1200-1300 AD/CE? Have I got that right?
One of the most useful resources for garb and almost any other art, science, craft or activity you can think of within the context of SCA can be found at the website for the [Kingdom of] Atlantia A&S Links.
If ever you have difficulty getting that to work, you can also reach that page the long way:
Select "Arts & Sciences" at the top of the right-hand column of the Offices
Select "Atlantian A&S Links" from the far left-hand column, first link at the top.
"Costume and Clothing" is organized by century; by culture; for beginners and newcomers; for children's and infants' clothing; for handsewing techniques; for heraldic garments; for underwear and accessories.
You might also want to look at "Embroiderie and Needlework;" "Leatherworking;" and "Textiles and Textile Arts."
Yseult the Gentle