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Alison Petrisek
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Independent researcher of a variety of obscure topics. Affectianato of fashion history & textile arts and dabbler in creating unusual alcoholic beverages. Fascinated by material culture, social history & cutting edge technology. Daylighting as a midlevel corporate sarariwoman.
Independent researcher of a variety of obscure topics. Affectianato of fashion history & textile arts and dabbler in creating unusual alcoholic beverages. Fascinated by material culture, social history & cutting edge technology. Daylighting as a midlevel corporate sarariwoman.

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The 1920s One Hour Dress (a Great Misnomer)
I've been dabbling in the 1920s recently. Last September, there was a Great Gatsby Lawn Party in Atlanta, that Jay and I went to with our friends Heather and Hannah.  Dardanella hosts these public parties in various cities and if you ever have the opportuni...
The 1920s One Hour Dress (a Great Misnomer)
The 1920s One Hour Dress (a Great Misnomer)
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Roman Moretum (or Strong Garlic Cheese)
Several friends have asked for my version of this recipe, so a blog post it is! I first found this recipe while I was researching a Roman themed Royal Lunch last autumn in Grainger & Dalby's Classical Cookbook.  Grainger takes her redaction from the poem Mo...
Roman Moretum (or Strong Garlic Cheese)
Roman Moretum (or Strong Garlic Cheese)
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'Twas The Week Before Christmas....
Around Thanksgiving,  I had the idea to make Jay a short cloak to use as an offhand defense in rapier combat.  Master Gauge had given me the measurements on his ages ago but I could not remember them, so the idea went by the wayside. Until the Sunday before...
'Twas The Week Before Christmas....
'Twas The Week Before Christmas....
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Mistress Leda's Elevation
It's been an incredibly busy summer/autumn.  Since the last post  (six months ago!) I have taken 2 Modern Maker workshops, researched 16th century Ottoman hats and  çaprast closures , written and taught classes on both topics, planned, cooked and served a R...
Mistress Leda's Elevation
Mistress Leda's Elevation
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The Great Gnocchi Experiment #100daysofAS Day 13
The Great Gnocchi Experiment #100daysofAS Day 13
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The Great Gnocchi Experience #100daysofAS Day 13
Last month's Baronial A&S night was on how to make gnocchi.  However neither Emmelina nor I could be there.  She'd only ever had gnocchi from Trader Joes and I'd recently had some amazing gnocchi at a restaurant so one Sunday in May, I invited her over to t...
The Great Gnocchi Experience #100daysofAS Day 13
The Great Gnocchi Experience #100daysofAS Day 13
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The Great Gnocchi Experience #100daysofAS Day 13
Last month's Baronial A&S night was on how to make gnocchi.  However neither Emmelina nor I could be there.  She'd only ever had gnocchi from Trader Joes and I'd recently had some amazing gnocchi at a restaurant so one Sunday in May, I invited her over to t...
The Great Gnocchi Experience #100daysofAS Day 13
The Great Gnocchi Experience #100daysofAS Day 13
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The Two Hour Tarpus
I have a lovely buckram frame tarpus  that I  patterned off of a 1880s flowerpot hat I'd made several years ago. It was fun to make, if a bit time consuming but has never sat on my head securely.  When Her Majesty commented on the hat's misbehavior in court...
The Two Hour Tarpus
The Two Hour Tarpus
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2016 Projects in retrospect
2016 is off to a productive start.  I finally got around to remaking my turquoise entari (I ripped apart the first one this summer in a fit of pique (I'd never liked how it turned out) and then regretted its absence) to continue the process of fine tuning t...
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