Learning to get things to be more period – but enjoying the creativity!
Italian Renaissance Flea Pelts – AKA Zibellini
These are process photos of shaping the basic parts of a zibellino, a fur with a decorated tip, worn draped at the neck or hanging at the waist, or carried in the hand. This is an unfinished project, made with tin foil and polymer clay. Awaiting jewels and the pelt.
An Italian Renaissance Inspired Hand Fan
The materials for this hand fan are wood, lace, paint, and a wooden dowel.
Painting Silk Banners
I have been experimenting with painting silk banners.
I began learning bookbinding. The materials used are linen, leather, pine wood, linen parchment, and linen string… and wood glue.
Principality of the Summits Coronet Tourney Shield Board
I made the shield board for the Principality of the Summits in [year]. The materials are acrylic paint on wood. A shield board is used to display small heraldic shields showing pairs who will fight each other during a Coronet Tourney where the next Prince and Princess are chosen.
Middle Eastern-inspired Pillbox Hat
The materials for this hat are wool felting, cotton embroidery floss, and freshwater pearls. The design is an attempt at Turkish tulips. The hat is called a tarpus and comes in various shapes.
Fourteen Foot Round Pavillion from the ground up
The measurements for the design of this pavillion were done by Master Brizio of the Rampant Squirrel. I made the wooden frame and sewed the tent fabric. This tent was made in [year] and the wood is still working, but the fabric has since perished. The measurements are still in my files, written on a napkin!
A Russian-inspired Hat
I made this hat for the Pelican to whom I am apprenticed, Nadezhda Volynskaiia. The materials I used are wool batting, linen fabric, trim, and pearls.
Anyone who goes to SCA events in An Tir knows that a good warm hat is essential. I made this hat inspired by designs of Mongolian fur hats, which are made in pie-shaped sections of fabric. The materials are wool felting, faux fur ( couldn’t afford real), jade, obsidian, peridot, and black dyed freshwater pearls. I inserted a linen liner.
Two muzzles and one fox-paw; from a series of twenty etchings of jewellery designs. 1562 Etching Print made by: Erasmus Hornick