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project: planning stages
I have an idea for a project; a Twelfth Night outfit for myself. Because so help me, I'm going to Twelfth Night this year if it's not in Canada. I've never been to one, and I want to go. And therefore, I need spiffy garb.

I want to do this whole monochrome thing. I have some lightweight grey wool, which I'm going to measure to see if I have enough to make an apron out of (I think I do...). I want to find some lightweight white wool, and make an undergown. And then (and no, I can't document it, but for once I don't care), I'm going to applique polar bears along the bottom edge of the apron, made out of wool. If I can find a Viking style design, I'll use that, otherwise I'll use the Pictish one from my Celtic Embroidery book. I'm going to finish the seams properly, too, and do some embroidery along the seams, on the outside. I'd like to do double herringbone, but I'll do a whipstitch thing if I have to... In white wool, of course.

I'd like to make some trim out of black and white silk, with bear paws in white on a black background, but we'll see; I might not have time. I'm weaving an inkle band in black and white stripes,out of crochet cotton; it's almost done, and I can use that for straps if I want. Or maybe I'll redo it, out of cottolin or silk. I think that if I have time to do it, the trim will have to be an inkle band, done with pickups. It'll be quicker to figure that out than it will be to figure out how to do it in card weaving.

The next problem is jewelry. I can make bead swags in greyscale (I've been looking for an excuse to use hematite), but all my metal jewelry is bronze or copper. I could buy a set of white bronze brooches, or possibly ask palegreyminion if I can borrow hers, I guess (though silver-plating is only $10 extra), and I could either get a pewter Maunche medallion or go without for an evening.

So that's my plan. It actually isn't a huge deal, except finding the fabric. I'm looking forward to making this one.

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nazrynn From: nazrynn Date: September 5th, 2006 06:55 am (UTC) (base camp)
I have an idea for a project; a Twelfth Night outfit for myself. Because so help me, I'm going to Twelfth Night this year if it's not in Canada. I've never been to one, and I want to go. And therefore, I need spiffy garb.

I have a feeling it's going to be in Dragonship Haven again. The buzz on the DSH list was that TRH requested Baron Adhemar to put in a bid, which has since gone to planning stages.
kuzu_no_ha From: kuzu_no_ha Date: September 5th, 2006 08:17 am (UTC) (base camp)
I second this. As far as I know it is probably going to be in DSH
sooo...there ya go!
We shall all go to 12th night with fancy smancy clothes.
booniesbill From: booniesbill Date: September 5th, 2006 08:46 am (UTC) (base camp)
It's too bad you don't know anyone who casts in pewter. And is planning on making a lot of viking designs for Birka.

Yup, it's a darn shame you don't know anyone like that. ;)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 5th, 2006 11:37 am (UTC) (base camp)
If I knew someone like that, which obviously I don't, but if I did, might that someone be making award medallions or turtle brooches? And if this theoretical someonewas making these things, do you think he would be willing to sell me some before Birka, since 12th Night is usually before then?

But (cue dramatic sigh) I don't know anyone like that. What a shame.
booniesbill From: booniesbill Date: September 5th, 2006 08:54 pm (UTC) (base camp)
In a random alternate universe where someone like that did exist, obviously purely speculative, the chance of such things as maunche medallions and brooches being available by 12th night would be quite high.



tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 5th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Damn. Where's my quantum mirror when I need to go shopping?
From: lady_guenievre Date: September 5th, 2006 09:07 am (UTC) (base camp)
I don't know if she documented it or not, but the Queen of Caid @ Pennsic, Sir Kolfinna, was observed wearing a nifty applique'd Viking apron dress. You might consider asking her about it... she has lots of web presence and is easy to find, even if she has stepped down by now.
ciorstan From: ciorstan Date: September 5th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC) (base camp)
She doesn't step down until November.

And if you find the Coronation pictures online (they're in the lj community SCA, from jjmackinnon), if you catch His Maj from the rearview, you'll see the applique on the lower skirt of his bright green tunic.

He sits on Thor's Hammer.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 5th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Well. There's a brave man...
ciorstan From: ciorstan Date: September 5th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Well, there is this little catchphrase going around the mundane world... "It's Hammer Time!"

I have to say, we didn't have the courage to ask HRM about it. Too much giggling.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 5th, 2006 05:57 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm even more surprised by the valknut he has appliqued in front, basically over his crotch. In Asatru circle, that's sometimes referred to as the "insert spear here" knot.
ciorstan From: ciorstan Date: September 5th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Our Slothboy is a funny guy. Very well-liked, popular with the populace, all sarcasm aside.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 5th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC) (base camp)
He and Kolfinna look like lovely people. I didn't get to meet them at Pennsic, but I oohed and ahhed over her garb from afar.
ciorstan From: ciorstan Date: September 5th, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I thought highly enough about her that I came out of artistic retirement (I haven't turned in a scroll assignment in, like, eight years) and did the calligraphy for her knight's scroll. She was knighted at Estrella 2005. One of her online picture galleries (kottr.com) has a few pictures of the completed scroll in it; if you go back to January 2005 or thereabouts in my journal's archive, you can see the lettering I did.

It's all in runes.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 5th, 2006 09:35 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Found it! (Feb 4, if you care.) Very very nice work! I wrote, and darkwolfie lettered our marriage contracct entirely in runes. I should read it over someday, lest he snuck something in there on me.

We have plans to paint runes on our canvas box that say something like, "I belong to Wolfie and Tasha. Do not touch their stuff. No, really, they will get quite cross. Wolfie made me, but it was Tasha's idea. Wolfie is Tasha's hero."
palegreyminion From: palegreyminion Date: September 5th, 2006 09:25 am (UTC) (base camp)
I don't see any reason why you couldn't borrow my silver brooches. Even if I did decide to wear viking to 12th Night I could just borrow your bronze ones.

Fabric Fix had a pale ivory light-weight wool over the summer. They might still have it. If not, it's possible you could persuade me to part with the 5 yards of it I have stashed away, for sufficient recompense in barter.....
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 5th, 2006 11:57 am (UTC) (base camp)
I'll have to go take a look and see what they have. I just came up with this idea the other night; I haven't had a chance to pull my act together to go look at Fabric Fix.
nudgeprincess From: nudgeprincess Date: September 5th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC) (base camp)
"What is Fabric Fix?" she asks quietly hoping Goldsquare will not hear and point out that piles of projects in process or next in line are spilling out of several large bins already...
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 5th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Oh, I don't think you'd be interested... it's just a little hole in the wall fabric shop in Manchester NH with linen for $5-8/yard and wool for $4-6/yard. You know, lovely, yummy, period-appropriate stuff. Nothing interesting about it at all. X-)

They're used to SCAdians coming in, too, which is cool. They're at 45 Blaine St, Manchester, NH 03102, (603) 668-7105. I did find my white wool, but at a different store. I found it at Martin's House of Cloth, on the remnant table -- 6 and 1/8 yards for $5 a yard. I have enough to make a dress for me and maybe a tunic for Wolfie, plus my bears!
ciorstan From: ciorstan Date: September 5th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC) (base camp)
*whimper*

http://www.urweg.com/list/broaches_t.html

'Spensive, very 'spensive. But I've OHGODOHGODOHGOD groped fondled their work up close and personal at a past GWW, and it's just BEAUTIFUL.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 5th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Oh, I SAW those. Droooool.

Also, http://www.jelldragon.com/viking_brooches.htm

I saw these at Pennsic; they're carried by a vendor from Europe called Viking-U-Like. They're just as gorgeous in person. I bought my little gripping bear from them this year, because who could resist that face? (http://www.jelldragon.com/viking_pendants.htm -- scroll about 1/3 down.)
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