Dec. 4th, 2012 08:30 pm
liadethornegge: (embroidery)
Embroidery threads I now have, destined to be used on a coif set for myself. Or similar :)

I'm also getting Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince. Sweet!
liadethornegge: (research)
I don't think I said, because I was away from my computer at the time (or rather had no power for the computer) but I got Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd as a christmas present!!!

Visby loot

Aug. 16th, 2010 06:11 pm
liadethornegge: (scribe2)
I bring home with me:
1 book (Medieval Material Culture) from Historiska Rum
1 bronze needle from Historiska Rum
1 piece of "parchment" (remains to be tested) from Historiska Rum
1 white ceramic mug from a Danish merchant at Kapitelhusgården
4 metres blue twill weave wool from Medeltidsmode
1 large-ish woven basket from Kapitelhusgården
1 bell, token of appreciation from the Nordmark Signet Scribe
2 cheap coloured-glass rings, same as I've gotten before, just different colours
One undecorated, but finished set of coif/forehead cloth for myself (finally)
Not enough photos
Even more freckles
Ideas for future encampments
Plans for future projects

Hope to share some of the photos in the near future.
liadethornegge: (research)
Surprisingly, I didn't buy that many books in the UK. (I usually do).

But I did get home with a bit of light reading.
Item the first, The Prince & The art of War; Machiavelli, Niccolo (Collector's Library)
Item the second, A Guide to Tudor & Jacobean Portraits; Cooper, Tarnya (The National Portrait Gallery/The National Trust)
Item the third, Lambeth Palace Library, Treasures from the collection of the Archbishops of Canterbury; Eds.

The latter two are purely research, the first is in the vein of things I concievaly could have read in period. And which I should have read as a point of history. It's in a pretty binding that wouldn't look entirely wrong at an event either.
liadethornegge: (research)
IIIIH!!!! Patterns of Fashion 4 - in my hands! Right this minute!




Sep. 21st, 2008 02:01 pm
liadethornegge: (research)
Actually, I have a whole little list of books on my wishlist, found on Amazon! It is an excellent tool for keeping track of interesting books, that is.

Oooh book!

Sep. 21st, 2008 01:36 pm
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At Home in Renaissance Italy (Amazon. AdLibris) I want I want I want!

With that, My Hardwick hall book, Moda and Private Lives... I think you are pretty much set up to recreate anything an Italian household would be likely to have. Books! *drool*
liadethornegge: (research)
On my wish list:
Not quite yet, though, but eventually I will own them all.

By the way, I'm getting my very own gothic bench. Nyah, nyah :)
liadethornegge: (research)
What's this nonsense about some sort of strike? Good grief - this isn't a commune. I shall post something just out of spite.

Am now about half way through -reading- Moda a Firenze. I know, I know, but before I only leafed through to look at all the fabulous portraits in there. Now, I am actually reading it, footnotes, references and all, and getting a much better appreciation of the continuity and the changes. It also inspired me to have a good rummage through the Web Gallery of Art. I like that place so very much, it is a gold-mine.
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NU4 book2

Look what I made at University this weekend. A book! Needs only the right glue, then I will cover it with leather too, probably.

The book!

Jan. 28th, 2008 10:01 pm
liadethornegge: (awesome)
The book! My precious! It is here!! Woohoo!

Embroideries at Hardwick Hall, A Catalogue by Santina Levey. A great big book with lots of lovely photos and even more lovely details about all the items, stitches, motives, materials and the context. It is absolutely to die for! I will be quite happy with this one for a long time to come and all my 16th Century embroidery wants.

My mother, she is made of awesome: Thank you.
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So, everyone still has that book fresh in mind? Embroideries at Hardwick Hall? Well, we can just strike it off my wishlist right away, because my Mother just phoned to say that it was in the post.

Squee! I say again: Squee!
liadethornegge: (research)
So, you remember that book I posted about?

Embroideries at Hardwick Hall, The: A Catalogue ( by Santina M. Levey)

That one?

I want it. If you are considering getting me something nice, this would be very very nice. I went to check it out in person at the library and let me just say that it is awesome. Large size, photos in colour mostly, detailed catalogue entries detailing materials, stitch, motif, symbolism, condition report and the odd photo of the -back- of the work as well.

It is a fantastic resource. Not just for motives and stitches, but furnishings and fabrics. It's a big book, and I didn't spend fully an hour on it, and just breezed through the introductory bits, but if you stop to read them I am betting there is loads of lovely information about furnishings at Elizabethan manor houses and historical notes etc.

There was even a section at the end with stitches.

In short: I want it.


Jan. 11th, 2008 12:40 am
liadethornegge: (research)
Embroideries at Hardwick Hall, The: A Catalogue ( by Santina M. Levey)

I think I just experienced some kind of embroidery-gasm. And it's available for loan in one of the University libraries in town. I am so there.
liadethornegge: (awesome)
Mine are very good to me.

Item, one chocolate cake in a bag to take home.
Item, one tower computer without peripherals to take home.
Item, Moda a Firenze in the mail.

My friends, they spoil me, and I am ever so grateful.
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I promised more news anon. Well, 362 out of 607. And the rest can be inferred by that to mean: basically nothing done yet.

I tried starting on the roof assembly, but after doing the first straight seam got unsure if I should be doing the flat felling right away, or sew them all together, and -then- fell the seams. Anyone have any advice re that?
liadethornegge: (research)
Today went on a shopping expedition: bought twill tape in enough quantity, rope, more rope, a stake-puller and -pounder, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

So, question is, how much more will get done and at what point will it get done? Only the future will tell. Will report more anon.
liadethornegge: (research)
So, I found a mention of a pamphlet/book called "The Annotated Arnold" by a Robert Trump which apparently details the problems you will encounter trying to scale up the patterns in Patterns of Fashion directly. According to rumours it details the problems and suggests ways to get around it to reproduce a garment fit to wear that will look right.

As for the issue of Arnold getting it right or wrong, it depends how you look at it. I dare you to take out a normal t-shirt from your wardrobe, lay it out, measure all the parts and draw each piece of it as measured. Then use those measurements and drawings to make a new t-shirt. One has to ask what is the purpose of the book in question. Arnold was a historian, not a seamstress. She recorded what was, she did not seek to re-create the piece. This Robert Trump is the opposite of that, and according to rumours, bridges the gap for the historical reenactor.

So, I want this book/pamphlet, but I can find nothing that tells me where I can get it. Can anyone help me?
liadethornegge: (research)
Textiles and Clothing 1150-1450, published by the Museum of London.

Mine! All Mine!


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