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I'm trying to put together a class on apron dresses, and I'm coming to realize that a lot of what I know, I absorbed by reading the Norsefolks list on Yahoo!Groups. Not exactly what I'd call even a tertiary source, and now I have to go back through the archives and see what citations I can find. I mean, I clearly remember reading a post in the past year that gave a citation about how wide the shoulder straps should be, and the loop configuration, but did I note the book(s) that came out of? Of course not. *headdesk* At least I only have to read one language (at the moment). If I need to translate Swedish, I'll be okay, but German scares the pants off of me, and I have *no* experience with Norwegian.

Bleah. I think I'll just go to bed and sleep on it.

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6 trips or shoot the rapids
nutter4 From: nutter4 Date: August 29th, 2006 05:06 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Our society has a guide for female kit, which lists a number of sources: http://www.vikingsonline.org.uk/resources/authenticity/female_clothing/index.htm

The other great person who does loads of stuff and lists all her sources is Thora Sharptooth (CA Priest): http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~capriest/vikresource.html
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 29th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Oh, I know Thora. Haven't seen her in ages -- I was sad to hear that her husband has been unwell and they couldn't make it to Pennsic, not only because, well, sick husband, sad, but because she usually reaches a two-part class on wadmal and the warp-weighted loom and I've been wanting to take it for years.

I'll check her bibliographies, definitely, though it's really difficult to a hold of most of her sources (too rare/expensive), but the reason why I want to go through the Norsefolk archives is because the posters often quote directly from the sources, so if I do track down the resource I'll know where to go in the book to find what I'm looking for.

Of course, this is supposed to be a hands-on class, so I'm really, REALLY overthinking the handout, but hey, it's what I do.
keltoi_manus From: keltoi_manus Date: August 29th, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Well if you need help with German, Latin, or Russian let me know.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 31st, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I will! I've had Latin, but since all the documentation is currnt scholarship, I doubt that'll come into play. It's much more likely to be German or Danish.
mermaidlady From: mermaidlady Date: August 31st, 2006 11:00 am (UTC) (base camp)
I can help you with German.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: August 31st, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Thanks! If I run into any that I can't muddle through, I'll let you know.
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