A London Liripipe Hood

I’ve joined the ranks of many re-enactors who have decided to make a replica of a London Hood — complete with a silly “liripipe” tail! This project kept me busy with a number of different skills, so I might break this down into sections, with more detail in additional posts. I initially drafted this postContinue reading “A London Liripipe Hood”

Sewing skirts from scratch

A couple of years ago I started taking a series of Craftsy (hey what? now called “bluprint”!) classes to learn how to make my own sewing patterns, using flat pattern making methods. The first class I tried is called “Patternmaking Basics — the Skirt Sloper” and is taught by Suzy Furrer. I’ve finally managed toContinue reading “Sewing skirts from scratch”

Weaving is the Bee’s Knees! Well … Feet.

This year I acquired a book I’ve been wanting for a loooong time: Applesies and Fox Noses — Finnish Tabletwoven Bands, by Maikki Karisto and Mervi Pasanen. This book focuses on tablet woven bands from Iron Age Finland, with patterns from, and inspired by, extant bands from the period. It’s an amazing book for aContinue reading “Weaving is the Bee’s Knees! Well … Feet.”

“Joyburst” Baby Quilt

There’s something wonderful about making a baby quilt. Mostly I love this because I can take a creative idea and play about with it, without needing to design for an epic-sized project. And this one I made entirely from scrap! My inspiration for this quilt was this quilt by Karen Griska. I loved the riotousContinue reading ““Joyburst” Baby Quilt”