Re: CA article
- Saint Phlip,
How about a nice pair of kids sized bracers for the article. You
could even do a template - size your own - type pattern for it. Would
only require having a pair of scissors and something to make holes
with. They can easily be made from scrap leather. They could also be
decorated very easily by children with marker, dye or paint.
--- In email@example.com, "Saint Phlip" <phlip@...> wrote:
> I've just been asked to write an article for the Creative Anachronist.
> Basicly what they want is a project for kids, that they can make at
> home with reasonably accessible materials. Unfortunately, I don't have
> any references here, other than Swords and Scabbards. Thinking that
> that might not be an ideal project for kids ;-) I was wondering what
> sources you guys might suggest that I could use to make them a pouch.
> I would prefer to use on-line resources, since the deadline is fairly
> close, and ILL takes a while, unless any of you guys have stuff you'd
> be willing to scan for me.
> Saint Phlip
> Heat it up
> Hit it hard
> Repent as necessary.
> It's the smith who makes the tools, not the tools which make the smith.
An even easier project would be children's bracers/armguards. I have
a basic pattern that I use but the pattern can also be scaled up or
down depending on the child. The only tools need are something to cut
with and something to make holes with. They can then be personalized
by stamping or painting. The top edge can also have designs cut into it.
_____ _________ ________measure around wrist
I /o o\
I /o o\
I /o o\
Length /o o\
I /o o\ _____ measure around upper lower arm
I \ /
Cut, punch, decorate and lace - Done!