Rowany Festival Garb 2017

Have you wondered why it has gone quiet on the blog these last few weeks? I needed to get a *lot* of new garb made for Rowany Festival 2017! From top left we have: Three smaller child tunics (for Will, Evie, and Evie) and a teenager tunic (Izzy) Another teen tunic (Izzy) with a viking Kaftan;Continue reading “Rowany Festival Garb 2017”

Pixie in the Garden

With all of these posts lately about sewing and handcrafts, have you been wondering how things are going in our garden? All of the summer veggies are finished up, so we’ve pulled out the zucchini plants and the straggly tomatoes. In their place we have some self-sown Zinnias, plus seedlings of tomatoes and some cucumbers.Continue reading “Pixie in the Garden”

T-tunic Seam Reviews

Hello all! I have a photo fiesta for you today, showing the various types of seam treatments I have used inside the humble SCA T-tunic. This is a basic medieval garment that is worn as underwear or layered for warmth. The T-tunic is made up of various rectangles and triangles that fit together in complicated ways.Continue reading “T-tunic Seam Reviews”

Weaving with a Temple

My husband laughs at the terms I use in weaving. “You’re sleying the reed?? How is that even a thing?” Well, now I’ve started using a “temple”! 😀 This is a device that forces the width of the woven piece to match up correctly with the “dents” in the reed (haha, there I go again). This stops theContinue reading “Weaving with a Temple”

Clean the kettle with vinegar

I’m an avid tea drinker, so every now and then I notice that my kettle has a build up of scale: This is my cue to pull out the household white vinegar (ordinary cheap stuff I use for all sorts of things). I pour some into the bottom of the kettle, hopefully above the dirty mark line,Continue reading “Clean the kettle with vinegar”

Isobel’s Triangle Quilt

This Christmas I made Isobel a twin-size equilateral triangle quilt. This is the biggest quilt I’ve completed since I was in High School! It overlaps her single bed with enough to tuck in at the sides. This was the project that I hinted about last year, when I posted about using starch for the first timeContinue reading “Isobel’s Triangle Quilt”