Aug. 10th, 2014 09:41 pm
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Double wars photo album:

I am also starting a yearlong project to make clothes for the summer heatwaves. Apparently it's decided to be unbearably hot here in the summer, so my medieval wardrobe must be brought up to date appropriately:

Date: 2014-08-10 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I survived the hottest day at Hängnan by wearing the old, loose, linen costumes I used to use when living in the central West Kingdom. not as nice as what I prefer now, but at least I was alive.

Date: 2014-08-10 09:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love those Lithuanian metal bead work. Does the artist have a webpage with explanations of how she makes the wire bead? They're so amazing.

Date: 2014-08-11 06:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If you mean the Finnish spiral apron, yes, she has a blog that she started about it "Heavy Metal Embroidery" over on wordpress:

Date: 2014-08-11 11:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you so much!

Date: 2014-08-11 04:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Of course there is more than one way to skin a cat, but back when I still went to Pennsic (my final Pennsic was the one when it was 104 degrees for 4 days in a row) I found that garments with wide loose sleeves were cooler than garments with tight sleeves. For the most part, I replaced my Persian garb with Mamluk for Pennsic. I've seen similar garb in manuscripts from other Mediterranean countries. It makes sense that if you want comfy garb for hot weather, look at what people who lived in a similar climate wore. I also found that for comletely unbearable heat, wearing everything unbelted and carrying a pilgrim scrip on a shoulder strap was somwhat more comfortable than belting my tunic and wearing a purse. Though one should note that this Pennsic was nowhere near as hot as the last few we had.

Date: 2014-08-11 06:10 am (UTC)
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We had a couple of days at Visby go up to 90 F with quite a lot of moisture in the air. I'm seriously not built to withstand heat, and my clothes are not helping.


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