liadethornegge: (vapen)
I usually make a post with the summary of all the things I've finished during the year, but I've been very bad about keeping this blog up to date, so that's going to be a harder task than usual.

I was asked over the holidays what I'd done since last I saw said person and I started by saying I hadn't done anything at all, then I remembered a bunch of stuff I made for others.

So, there's a bunch of stuff I've done in 2013, vigil gifts, a dress for a queen, and some scrolls. I might get around to doing a proper update later.
liadethornegge: (Default)
I have been very bad about posting on livejournal lately, but I have tried to keep my list of finished projects fairly up-to-date. The backdated post which I started early last year and dated to the 31st of december. I haven't added all scribal work to that list, but I'll try to do that soon. Tonight I will host the first scribal night of the year, and hope to continue with them regularly as well. I still think that seventeen items is a fairly good result for one year, even if none are finished items of clothing for myself, not counting accessories.

Hopefully, this year I will finish garments! I've started a new 16th Century base garment. A black velvet petticoat, which will fill the same niche as my red wool petticoat. At the first sewing circle of the year, this past Saturday (the 7th) I cut out the skirt panels using my standard petticoat skirt pattern which is based on Alcega. The bodice had to wait til I got home, because I'd brought the wrong pattern. At home on Sunday I cut out the bodice using the same pattern as my red petticoat, that pattern is one piece. There are no seams in the sides, and no seam in the back. Therefore it is a front-lacing bodice.
I like how I made the red petticoat with a sub-layer which has a little stiffening and the lacing holes and the top fabric is closed over the lacing using hooks and eyes. I will do pretty much the same thing with this black kirtle.

The bodice was cut as one piece in the velvet, then I dug out some unbleached linen and cut the interlining. I had to do that in two pieces because the linen was a remnant. I attached the interlining to the shell with herringbone stitch all around, including up the centre back where I only went through the shell at top and bottom. And then I turned my attention to the stiffening.

Since I want to be able to wear it as a single layer gown, it needs some stiffening and so I cut out two half-fronts in double layers of a gorgeous goose-eye linen twill (same as the lining for SvartulvR's Laurel-tunic) and stitched four channels; one at the front edge, then a gap, then two more parallell to that and one slanting from the edge of the shoulder strap to the front. I inserted the usual plastic zip ties that are ideal for boning and I'm currently working on eyelets on these two sides. I'm putting them one inch apart (11 per side). After I've done them I'll be looking at attaching them to the shell somehow. I am envisioning one slanted seam through interlining and shell and one straight up seam just outside the second boning channel. And on the outside I will cover these seams with some nice trim, maybe black satin tape. The idea is that it should be all black and details in different textures. And then I will have to decide what to use to line the bodice and skirt.
liadethornegge: (scribe2)
  1. January 1 - Item, one German brick stitch embroidered pincushion stuffed with wool and edged with square fingerloop braid of white silk.
  2. January 2 - Item, one grey wool Layton-style jacket. Closed with pewter buttons inlaid with a green stone and fingerloop braided button-loops.With pictures... )

  3. January 7 - Item, sixteen separate and different fingerloop braids to decorate the A&S competition gifts. All in silk, all in the Drachenwald colours of red, yellow and black.

  4. February 4 - Item, half dozen fingerloop braids in Calontir's colours for Estrella Giftbasket. With pictures... )

  5. February 9 - Item, one writ of introduction for Antonio di Rienzo, ODS, so his Scholar can enter into competitions at Pennsic. With pictures... )
  6. March 30 - Item, one embroidered napkin, device in centre, brick stitch. Giftbasket project for Mistress Katheryn Hebenstreitz, OL.
    With pictures... )
  7. April 5 - Item, one whitework embroidered towel. Giftbasket project  for Mistress Katheryn Hebenstreitz, OL.With pictures... )
  8. April 30 - Item, one green wool houpellande for THL Odo de Home finished.
  9. May 15 - Item, one tablecloth, blackworked border and in the centre a laurel wreath containing a pelican in her piety - all long-armed cross stitch. Giftbasket project for Mistress Katheryn Hebenstreitz, OL.With pictures... )
  10. May 22 - Item, set of forehead cloth and coif wrought with blackwork and silver thread embroidery for Viscountess Filippa Birgersdotter.With pictures... )

  11. June 16 - Item, one cotton/linen high-necked 16th Century shirt for Helwig Ulfsdotter. Neck and cuff set with small frills, the front embroidered with initial H and finished with silk ties. Delivered at Hägnan and Nordmark Coronet Tourney.

  12. Aug 5 - Item, one Viking shirt/undertunic for Prince SvartulvR. Made from fine hemp, round neckline with a slit set to one side and two eyelet holes for fastening with an annular brooch. Delivered at Visby Medieval Week.

  13. Sep 11 - Item, one natural-colour keyhole neckline linen shirt for Lord Edricus.

  14. Sep 11 - Item, one red knitted flat cap. With pictures... )

  15. Sep 12 - Item, one cotton/linen high-necked 16th Century shirt for myself. With pictures... )

  16. Oct 20 - Item, one viking tunic, still to get embroidery, for SvartulvR's Laurel elevation. With pictures... )

  17. Oct 20 - Item, one carrying bag, embroidered in the mammen style, as a vigil gift for SvartulvR. With pictures... )


liadethornegge: (scribe2)
As with last year, I was not madly productive, but I do have a bit of a list.

The year started off with scribal assignments, and the first projects I can put on my list are from April.


  1. Queen's Order of Courtesy scroll for Lady Trinite Ducalon (Scribal poject #21)


  2. Golden Ribbon (Nordmark A&S award) scroll for Viscountess Filippa Birgersdotter (Scribal poject #22)



  3. For Double Wars in May I did the year's third scroll, an Award of Arms for Niamh of Gisburne (Scribal poject #23)


  4. In June I finished the forehead cloth and coif set for Mistress Helwig Ulfsdotter's Laurel elevation. I still don't have a good set of photos of this organized. I am sure I have taken some, but I'll be damned if I know where I put them.


  5. In July I whipped together one quick brocade 16th Century kirtle (which is too small for me and not pictured anywhere),

  6. and one previously cut out half-sleeved GFD in a forest green wool (also not pictured).

  7. I also finished (to a wearable state) the GFD made from Mistress Mathilde's remotely fitted pattern in a gorgeous rust-coloured wool,
    Mathilde GFD


  8. After a bit of sewing I decided to experiment with brick stitch embroidery, and made a little pincushion in September.


  9. With an inability to say no, in October I accepted two last minute scroll assignments and made two Lindquistringe scrolls for Viscountess Yrla Kristersdotter and her lord,


  10. Sir Cormac Lawless O'Toole respectively. (Numbered 25 and 26 in my internal scribal project counter.)


  11. October continued to be productive as I made another brick stitch pincushion.



  12. And a working linen apron, with my first bit of smocking.


  13. Finally, in December I decided I had not finished anything interesting for a long while and cut out and made up a simple Layton style jacket in grey wool, lined with linen. I am still debating pulling out the lining and replacing it with silk or the like, and it has no closing mechanism yet either.


  14. Also finished in December, but started much earlier, another set with elizabethan coif and forehead cloth for Mary verch Thomas Pelican elevation.


  15. And for my final project, another one for the giftbasket, a Sture shirt for Princess Willhelmina Weydehartz.
liadethornegge: (research)
Projects finished in 2008.

So far, my list is not very long.

Pilgrim's scrip finished in January
Sture shirt #3.
Pretty embroidered napkin.
A yardcloth, hemstitched.
A red wool petticoat kirtle.
Five monogrammed napkins for HRM Fiona.
A pair of coronation copes for the Principality of Nordmark.
Sture shirt #4 to replace #3.
Sture shirt for HRH Cecilia - not quite finished yet, but it will be before the end of the year.

ETA - picture links added to things that I've photographed.
liadethornegge: (research)
The end of the year is nigh and people are starting to make lists. Lists containing titles such as: "Planned projects for this year at the end of last", "Finished projects this year" and "Planned projects for next year". I like making lists, too, I want in!

At the beginning of 2007 I made a nice picture-post of projects finished in 2006, and was quite surprised at what I had turned out. I did not, however, go in to much detail about planned projects for this year. In fact, let me quote myself in full:
For this year I want to finish my gloves, my hose and do a pair of turnshoes in the leather I now have for them. Finish the English fitted gown, do some headgear for the 1410 surcote. More fabulous scrolls - an Italian white vine scroll I can finally be completely happy with perhaps.   
--Lia, January 2007, emphasis added

In summary then: I did not finish my gloves, I did not finish my hose (although I did complete another pair completely from scratch - hurray!), I did not do a pair of turnshoes, I did finish my English fitted gown, I did not do headgear for my surcote and I did not make a white vine scroll. Which puts my score at one for six. Still, in all, my EFG is fabulous enough to make up for it!

That gown was not the only thing I did all year, though. Oh, no, this is where the list starts.

2007 - Sewing Projects:
  • Finished open hood Open red wool hood, January
  • (No Photo) Sture shirt, version 2.0, May
  • A Pair of BreechesVenetian breeches, May
  • Finished gown, worn at Double Wars XX 2007English fitted gown, May
  • (No photo) Wool mittens, August
  • (No photo) A pair of hose, September
  • Skirt attached and hooks and eyes on, worn without corset (Sept 25, 2007)Splendor Solis kirtle, October
  • (No photo) White linen Sture shirt for Sir Johann, November
  • (No photo) A petticoat skirt in brocade/linen, November
  • Tall hat, finished (December 2, 2007)Tall hat, December

2007 - Scribal Projects:

  • Finished. Photo. Sigillum Regis for Graf Gerhardt von Wüstenburg, June
  • ... Is that really all? I think it is. How sad.

2007 - Crafts/Embroidery:



  • Front, finished 16th C needlebook embroidery (24 Jan 07)Needlebook cover, January

  • pouch4 allMorale booster pouches, February
  • Linen outlines finished, close-up. (March 30, 2007)Intarsia Pillow, March
  • 16th C Sture shirt v 2.0 - Inside Collar Embroidery. (25 Apr 2007)16th C Sture shirt v 2.0 - Whitework on outside of collar 4 hours (1 May, 2007)Blackwork/Whitework shirt collar, April
  • Suit of Ruffs: Cuffs finished, except for ties or hooks/eyes.Cuffs, May
  • 16th C Blackwork embroidery for Ingrid, collar and cuffs (July 2007)Collar and cuffs blackworked for Ingrid, July
  • Miniature game board, backgammon (3 July, 2007)Tiny gameboard, July
  • Highlight for Album: Building A PavilionA period pavilion, August
  • Second reticella square (7 Sept, 2007)Reticella squares, September
  • Assisi embroidery finished. (24 Oct, 2007)Assisi embroidered cloth, October


Goodness, I think I am going to faint. That's a fairly long list. However, they're mostly little projects (not counting the pavilion). Still. Wow.
liadethornegge: (research)
As so many others have done I thought I would sum up my year of projects in a neat little post. Possibly also add some foreshadowing of what is to come in 2007.

Everything I did, with picture links )
Wow. Taken all together, that's quite a bit, isn't it? I never suspected that.

For this year I want to finish my gloves, my hose and do a pair of turnshoes in the leather I now have for them. Finish the English fitted gown, do some headgear for the 1410 surcote. More fabulous scrolls - an Italian white vine scroll I can finally be completely happy with perhaps.

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