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Maureen Benfer
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I wanted to show the scroll wall before it was packed for moving. Looking forward to putting them up in the hallway of my new place. Along with incorporating my other belongings. Now after more packing and moving, I am about 80% done. So have one dresser an...
Tudorosities
Tudorosities
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Pondering New Sources as Moving Continues
New research materials  Well with renewed spirits, been digging into “new to me” doll books. Sourcing some enteries back Medieval and Renaissance period, helps see perspectives from publication to now if theories changed. Which most of the time they do.  No...
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Updated YouTube with videos about my sca research projects. Will be posting more videos soon.
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Fleur’d Æthelmearc
So it has happened,  I was granted the Fleur’d Æthelmearc for my work on 16th century fashion dolls d Elizabethan clothing making. Shocked and humbled by the whole court drop surprise. Feeling very blessed and renewed in my research to bring the miniature i...
Fleur’d Æthelmearc
Fleur’d Æthelmearc
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Middling English Ladies Waistcoat
     Haven’t touched upon the topic in a while, the historical significance of the English Ladies Waistcoat. The ladies waistcoat is noted around 1550-1600’s England. Its a short jacket like garment meant to be worn over a kirtle (dress) and petticoats (und...
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Lewisburg Arts Festival 2018
   I was prudent and avoided taking any of my spinning wheels this year. As hauling is a challenge and weather is fickle, as the forecast was correct on transientness of mother nature.  So hand drop spinning, fiber display, wear the woven waistcoat and doll...
Lewisburg Arts Festival 2018
Lewisburg Arts Festival 2018
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Wild Wooly Wednesday
 Finished this middle class Elizabethan wool gown. This has been an outstanding project for over a year. I was having issues with the heavy wool pleating for the skirt.  Completing the pleating is challenging with the heavy blanket like wool fabric.  The ta...
Wild Wooly Wednesday
Wild Wooly Wednesday
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Spun, woven, sewn, and embroidered
Well the pieces of the jacket are assembled. I did need some modern help keeping seams together, even with strong stitches. So I had much seam reinforcement with wool to make sure rip out in handwoven fabric was avoided. There are areas I am watching to keep...
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