A look at four different arts…because why choose just one?
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
A doublet and two scrolls.
Welcome to my little corner of Athenaeum!
Armenian needle lace is reputed as having the oldest history of pure lace.
Like most of us in the Hobby of a Thousand Hobbies, I have more irons in the fire than I had time to explain.
These projects have a broad range of historical accuracy but always with the intent to become more knowledgeable and move towards creating items that could have been found in our past.
A selection of 12th century women’s garments including bliauts, a chemise, and other styles of dresses.
In the beginning Well- the beginning of my story anyway, It was not until a little less than 4 years…
Why domestic furniture? As we learn about the people of the Middle Ages, we inevitably seek to discover how they engaged with their domestic environment. How did they physically approach their work? How did they sit and sleep? Did use of furniture reflect place in family, community, or society? What can materials and styles tell us about trade and the exchange of knowledge?
As I begin the journey to a Kingdom A&S entry, I would value feedback on my most complex entry, focused on analyzing Opus Anglicanum images.
I am just beginning and seeking insights on my concept, feedback on my planned process and early research, and tips for moving forward.
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 look at an embroidered journal cover and a cart caparison
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.
A sample of wool cloth based on an extant textile excavated from Baynard’s Castle.
Embroidery in silk based on extant finds in the eras around the Song Dynasty.
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!