- Caissene said:
<<< Sounds good, I can only add, that being a sort of newbie, I was,
and still am, looking for info on garb, style of course, but fabric
more so. What kind is best to make different pieces, can it have a
print or stripe, what colors are "tabu". How can i be sure it is
appropriate? My particular persona (I've been playing for a yr and
half) is early Irish, so there's no "painted" examples like for much
later. I can't really tell from statues, so where do you go for that
kind of info? That may be too detailed, or specific, for a 102 class.
Has anyone ever done a garb 101 class???? >>>
Alison Wodehalle gave you a very good answer.
You might also wish to look at this file in the CLOTHING section of
cl-Ireland-msg (98K) 2/ 6/08 Medieval Irish clothing.
Perhaps this file might also be of interest:
Irish-Brat-art (20K) 2/14/09 "Weaving an 11th Century Irish Brat"
by THL Cassandra of Glastonbury.
One thing I would also add, for everyone here, is to look for natural
fabrics rather than synthetics, especially for outside camping events.
They will be cooler and much safer. Outside events tend to have lots
of lanterns, candles, fires etc. Synthetics tend to melt to you when
they burn. Natural fabrics will often smolder instead and at least if
they burn they don't melt to you! As Alison mentioned, they tend to be
cooler, even cotton than synthetics.
Since you mention Ireland, this file in the CULTURES section might
also be of interest:
Ireland-lnks (20K) 12/25/03 Web links to medieval Ireland
by Dame Aoife Finn of Ynos Mon.
Ireland-msg (76K) 1/10/10 Irish culture, dress. Points of
There are some general files in the CLOTHING section and the TEXTILE
ARTS section on period colors and materials.
<<< And since I can't go to Pennsic this year, can I get a copy of
your handout, unless you might do it at WOW? >>>
I'm not sure who this was directed to. But I would appreciate getting
a copy of the handout myself. Perhaps it might be a useful addition to
the Florilegium? I'm always looking for more material and the
copyright remains with the original author(s).
Alison also said:
<<< Fabric that we would call tartan or plaid today were certainly
woven then, not in the current way of thinking that a certain pattern
belongs to a specific family. >>>
Definitely. the family tartan idea was invented in the Victorian era.
In period there were similar patterns in particular areas, but it is
more likely because those were the colors that local dyes were
available for. In addition, kilts were worn for a much shorter time
period than most people think, about a quarter of a century in period,
and that was the long kilt, not the short kilt with sewn in pleats.
Kilts-1590-art (20K) 2/13/11 "More than you ever wanted to know
kilt" by Lord Gregor Mac Beathain.
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****