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Melissa Peterson
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I'm a writer, educator, costumer, craft nerd... okay, to be completely honest, I'm a bit of an all-around nerd!
I'm a writer, educator, costumer, craft nerd... okay, to be completely honest, I'm a bit of an all-around nerd!

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Steppes Artisan Competition 2015
Today's Steppes Artisan event was epic! It was wonderful to see all the amazing things that our populace is learning and creating. It's scary to put your craft out there, not knowing if it will be praised, or criticized, or both. This was my second year ent...

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Handsewn Linen Serk (Viking-Era Underdress)
When I first started doing Viking-era costuming, I focused on the apron dress, and regretfully used my Medieval underdresses pretty much interchangeably. Looking back at them now, I have to flinch a little when I see a large neckline, more suitable for a wi...

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I love how this project turned out!

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Hedeby Harbor Wooden Handled Bag
Think about those wonderful “magical moments” we have in the SCA, where for just a minute you lose of track of where and when you really are and feel transported. It’s hard to do that when you’re toting around your modern purse! Accessories can mean the di...

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King's College: Sewing or Finishing Your Garments by Hand
Do you want to learn how to sew like I do? I've volunteered to teach a one-hour class in period hand-sewing during the Incipient Canton of Kyngscreke's King's College event on Saturday, June 13th! Creating example pieces, displays, and other wonderful thing...

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The Baroness' Heraldic Sideless Surcoat
This last fall during an Arts & Sciences evening, Baroness Katya asked me to make her a heraldic sideless surcoat. Now you may have noticed that this is the first appliqué project on my blog. There's a reason for that! I promised to step outside my comfort ...

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The Pumpkin Dress - Florence, 1520
After four years in the DFW area, we finally made it down to The Scarborough Renaissance Faire in Waxahachie this year... and we did it in style! I knew it was going to be hot, but convinced that I would be happier going in garb, I decided to see what I cou...

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Today's review features a lovely green tea by Teavivre. It's a sweet and smooth green tea with a consistently smooth and sunny vegetive flavor.

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Mom's Age of Exploration Unit: Apron Dress Retrofit
What happens to your old garb?  Think about the early sewing projects that make you wince when you look at them now. How about the pieces that just don't fit right... they could be a little too short, or bind too much around a slightly rounder belly than yo...

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Tablet Weaving with Silk
Since I wasn't entirely happy with my last tablet weaving project, in linen, I got a wild hair and decided to try weaving with silk. Unfortunately, all I had on hand was silk thread, so what started off as a lark suddenly became the smallest, finest weave I...
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