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Hastings Sanderson
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The Impossible Feast: An idea
My SCA persona's motto is AT SPES INFRACTA (Yet, hope is unbroken) and I have a thing for flying pigs and the idea of making the impossible possible. I was looking through Facebook memories this morning and in 2014 I had seen an advertisement for Pig Wings ...

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Wool on Wool Applique: part 1.
I took a class on the subject of wool on wool applique at Estrella War taught by Bernadette de Costa Tempestad and when I posted the resulting make and take, I got mobbed with requests to share the handout. There was not a handout as such, so this is a comp...

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Madder and garters
 I decided to try my hand at natural dyeing some yarn. I used Dharma Trading' s ground madder with an alum mordant and this tutorial  from their site.  I didn't buy nearly enough dyestuff and wasn't able to get enough of my wool dyed consistently the same c...

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Venetian turpentine and boiled linseed
The strange brewing of substances for sticking wool to silk continues.  I am trying to use the recipes from the De Kethan Treatise/Sloane manuscript 345 as those are specifically described as being used for printing fabrics. They are called "assays" in the ...

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Back to IRCC stuff: Slippers
In the past I've made a variety of leather (and faux leather) slippers to go with my dresses. I did a parti-colored set in rust and blue to go with my Lucretia patchwork dress, the 'strawberry toes in red trimmed with green for the IRCC I dress, and the tea...

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The Kool-aid Peplos
I need to get some clothing done to wear to the SCA's 50 Year celebration within the next few weeks while still working on the IRCC dress a good portion of the time. I also can't do things too fitted because I'm once again having a bit of rapid weight loss....

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Finished Elizabethan suit
 I need to get pictures rotated and there will hopefully be modeled pictures eventually, but I just wanted to make sure pictures of a complete object exist, since I'm terrible at remembering to do that. I also needed to make sure there was a blog today. I d...

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The problem with making 25 buttons is that you have to make 25 button holes
I love making buttons. I do not, however, enjoy making button holes. I decided to do button loops instead, but that is still a lot of them when I made the deadline quite this tight. Trim went on reasonably quickly, but it is still takes awhile to sew the st...

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I may just keep the hat
It is just a cheap felt hat I picked up at Halloween planning to cover it with fabric to make a tall hat, but the grey was a good match for the jerkin so I left it as is. I am a sucker for accessories and needed a break from the doublet trim. I stitched on ...

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Buttons on and the leather jerkin is complete
Museum of London Object #118831  Buttons in place and a little more decorative punching on the collar and I'm calling this finished. I had considered doing a bit more paint on the skirting, but I think it looks just fine plain and I admit to being a little ...
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