This year has been a whirlwind, and I have progress to show off in multiple areas – Culinary, Scribal, Millinery, Costuming, etc. My exhibit is an overview of the different projects I’ve been working on in these areas this year.
This is a collection of projects that I have been working on recently. I made a Scythian hat for a friend and have been playing with some basic metal working which is all very fun and very new to me.
This project is dolls, specifically “rag” dolls throughout the medieval ages. I was motivated to do this project because I often see children at events playing with modern toys, so I wanted to research the use of toys for medieval children. In this research I recreate a roman rag doll and dress them according to later period portraits.
Join me on my journey as I learn to create the garb of the women in and among the courts of Mughal India. I am a beginner sewer and creator and invite you to see what I have learned.
These clever cases made of laminated leather are astoundingly ubiquitous in museums and private collections.
I have been attempting to make them since 2018.
Today I will show you the particulars of one single project, from initial design to completion.
Creativity and madness are all apart of the process.
I am setting myself the task of designing and creating 12 Shakespearean characters + Shakespeare himself in the styles they would likely have been first presented wearing between 1595-1607
Research and creation of a couple of hennins as true to period as I could make them.
Several “mini” projects from 2020 in the realm of hats and accessories to work on my tailoring skills.
In the beginning Well- the beginning of my story anyway, It was not until a little less than 4 years…
Nothing quite makes an outfit complete as having an amazing accessory that makes you feel great. This exhibit features two such accessories – a peacock feather and minivar bycocket, and a honeycomb smocked apron.
A small selection of work I have done in various types, because I’m a squirrel and it’s too fun to stick to one hobby!
My 2020 Scythian clothing project.
Research and Re-creation of a Baltic States mitten based on extant fragments from Estonia.
Disability in the Middle Ages research and other projects.
Leather is a fantastic and underused material, and I am excited to keep learning about it. I hope other people want to learn about it, too.
Get more leather! Carry around your stuff!
This exhibit includes some finger loop braids, some uses that I have put them to and PDFs with instructions to make them.