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I have been very bad about updating my livejournal. Partly because writing updates on facebook is much faster, partly because I've been working on "secret" projects so couldn't update continually without spoiling things. Partly because LJ has lost some of its readership to the aforementioned fb, me included.

My 39:th project: AoAAh well, there is plenty to talk about now then. I've done scrolls, quite a few.
I did a backlog scroll for Elisabeth Gottfridsdotter. She received her AoA at Midsummer Coronation in 2009 from Franz and Willhelmina, and this spring I took over the backlog and finished it for her as number 39 (here before gilding).

My 40:th project: Vita Portens Väktare40 (to the left), 41 and 42 were all given out at Nordmark Coronet (Stigot's VPV, SvartulvR and Elizabeth's viscounty) plus a prize scroll which I forgot to number it gets to be #47. It was the prize scroll for the A&S Competition, and went to Niamh.

#43 was a Court Barony with Grant of Arms for Felicitas Schwartzenbergin that she got upon stepping down as Gotvik Baroness at St Egon. I had no time to also make Clemen's CB scroll which irks me a little, but that's reality.

#44 was filling in the calligraphy on a blank scroll, Lali Ingermarsdotter received a Ljusorden (Nordmark A&S award) also given at St Egon.

The Queen (Siobhan) went off to an event down in Frankmark on her own and two gentles down there received Award of Arms, so Franck vom Berg and Carrisma vom Berg got scrolls 45 and 46. Thankfully I only had to do calligraphy for those as the Queen had a couple of blanks ready.

At Double Wars I was roped into some stunt scribing - doing calligraphy on two scrolls. One backlog for Eira and Torbjörn given to Hroald Pai (48) and a PCS for Vitus Flavius (#49). These two I have no pictures of at all unfortunately. I didn't have the wits about me to take pictures of them.

For Double Wars I also made a shirt for Sir William of Richwood's vigil, and a table-runner with his device, initials and a Knight's chain. I also half-finished a napkin with a Dragon Rose emblem. I chose to do a slightly too large rose to be able to finish it, so I am still working on it. Stigot won it in the raffle at the end of the war, so I know where it needs to end up :)

Backing up again, I finished a black (cotton) velvet 16th C gown for Nordmark Coronet Tourney which might be my new favourite item of clothing. It's wool-lined so nice and warm, it fits just right, and has sleeves. Plus it fills the slot of 'black velvet gown' that I've needed in my wardrobe. I wore it in the pretty dismal weather conditions at the Coronet and was not even a little cold where it covered me. And it looks pretty good too.

Silk painting: Finished flagDuring the Easter holidays we booked a little household activity: painting silk standards. Isabetta did most of the preparations and brought the paints, gutta, brushes, paper for templates and she and William purchased lumber for frames. Me and Edricus and Helwig and Johann rounded out the numbers and we worked pretty much a full day on Friday, Sunday and Monday to paint eight silk standards. We each made a personal one and me and Helwig cooperated to make two household standards with the remaining two bits of silk. Mine still needs to be hemmed and attach a sleeve to put it on a pole. William, Isabetta and Edricus' standards all flew at Double Wars, and the two household flags were set up in William's vigil tent and looked awesome.

I also made a little patchwork pouch for Kerstin of Medeltidsmode. The pincushion I made for myself was stuffed with fabric samples from her, and the remaining pieces of wool samples I made up into a little bag, lined it with more of her summer-weight wool and then I braided a silk drawstring for it. She liked it when I handed it over to her at Double Wars :) The only picture of that one though, is from a distance and not very good. Again, I finished it on site and forgot to take my camera out!

Lately I've been working on a bit of leather tooling. I took a class during Double Wars, and it de-mystified the craft for me and gave me the courage to try it. I'm going to enter my first piece in the Kingdom A&S Competition at Coronation. Just because I was already going to write documentation to go with it, and a deadline is sometimes a good thing. It's supposed to also be a "secret" project, so until it reaches the recipient I won't post photos. Also, it's not 100% finished either :)

And now, I will post the above, and go see about uploading photos to update this post with shortly.
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It has been a while since I updated my LJ with event photos, but here we are again! I just finished adding captions to the pictures I took at the Coronet Tourney my shire put on a few weeks ago. Some pretty good shots, if I say so myself.
Nordmark Coronet Tourney

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I am still a little foggy as I've been well struck-down with a cold after the Coronet Tourney my shire put on this weekend. But I have some things to report.

Firstly, the pincushion cube is completely finished and put to use already, and it's working out just as well as I had hoped. And the side with raised embroidery worked out even better, because I can store sewing needles through the raised bits, without them falling out, or disappearing into the cube. Double-score. Although my next pincushion will be a little bit shorter, and twice as wide as it is deep, and I will design the raised embroidery better to catch the tips of needles.

Secondly, I did three scrolls for this weekend, one Principality level fighting award for Lord Stigot, and the viscounty scrolls for the departing couple SvartulvR and Elizabeth. I did all three in a grant letter style, so basically all calligraphy. For Stigot's I did paint a white portal in the initial letter, though, using fake gold leaf which I just got and had to try out.

For the Viscounty scrolls I doodled in the initial letter, and added a few personal touches in the scrollwork. I also made them on real parchment. I'm pleased with the results for all three, and the recipients seemed to appreciate them :) They only lack seals, and I know SvartulvR has a kit to attach it to theirs. I might see if I can talk to someone local to add it to Stigot's.

I also finished a new dress for this weekend. I bought a black cotton velvet bedspread in Morjärv once upon a time... thinking I could turn it into a 16th Century gown, and I finally did. Most construction seams are done on the machine, and I patterned the bodice after my red kirtle which I adore. And since I wore the black gown all day Saturday with no discomfort or ill effect I now also adore this black one. I had a beige and black trim in my stash which I decorated the bodice with, also as a decoration around the hem, and down the seams in the sleeves. Ah, yes, it is long-sleeved, square necked, and has a slight dip in the front bodice where the skirt lies flat. The back panel of the skirt is gathered using knife pleats all pointing towards the centre back. For once I also remembered to have someone take nice photos of me in the new dress :)

I unfortunately do not have pictures of these items ready to post yet. But figured I should update this poorly neglected blog with some happy news.

At Nordmark Coronet Tourney and Aros Spring Sword and Buckler II our little household grew! Helwig took a fourth apprentice in Lady Isabetta del Verde. Which was awesome.

And I got to see Viscountess Filippa's gift-wrapping-paper dress of much bling and there was joy.

Also - no longer a lady-in-waiting! Yay! Although I loved serving SvartulvR and Elizabeth - they are good people.
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And after a round of furious editing I've managed to upload and caption all 370 odd photos from Visby to my flickr.

Feel free to check them out, leave comments, tag people and share the link. If anyone wants originals, or wants me to remove an image, or have words of praise just get in touch with me and we'll get it sorted :)


Also there are photos from all previous medieval weeks I've attended and an album from the Nordmark Coronet Tourney held in Frostheim in June:


As well as Midsummer Coronation.

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Editing photos - surely the most boring task in the world.

I quickly went ahead and cleaned up the one single best shot I took, of Viscountess Filippa, whose fighter just won her the Nordmark Coronet. Not a technically perfect photo, but taken at just the right moment, showing the one thing you want to see - emotion.

The ladies from left to right are: Lady Åsa Fredriksdotter (consort of Lord Edricus), Viscountess Filippa Birgersdotter (consort of Lord Eirik Hårfagre), Lady Ingrid OlafRsdotter (consort of Lord Fardäng Skvaldre) and Viscountess Yrla Kristersdotter (consort of Sir Cormac Lawless O'Toole).

Filippa goes W00t!
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Back from the Wintergames/Nordmark Coronet Tourney. I saw my peeps, and had fun, and watched as Lord Eirik Hårfagre fighting for Viscountess Filippa Birgersdotter (my apprentice sister) won the tournament and made her Princess again. Sweet!

Lady Aleydis, was awarded a well-deserved panache (Kingdom A&S award), and Baroness Estrid was given the Nordmark Malachite, and my latest scroll. Later on that evening Princess Willhelmina gave me my proper malachite token, which is the stone set in a gorgeous pendant with a pearl at the bottom. Many more awards were given out of course - too many to remember!

Not until after feast did the de-vestiture/investiture take place, and Eirik and Filippa stepped up as Prince and Princess of Nordmark. I think it could be a fun reign :)

During the afternoon I even had time enough to add the missing names to the Nordmark Coronation Copes, Franz and Willhelmina, and also Eirik and Filippa. So now another nine months can pass before I have to add two new names to the list. I will probably attempt to launder the namestrip for the Prince's cope at Double Wars, because it's been stained and discoloured right at the top. If the stain won't go, then I might just cut off the top bit and re-add the names to a slightly shortened strip.

The workshop myself and Helwig held (she presented it, I assisted) went well and we managed to inspire several people to continue with their little largesse embroideries. We'll be reprising it at Double Wars, and possibly at a sewing circle before then.

Lady Åsa's shirt was finished, as I mentioned, and I gave it to her the moment I set eyes on her on Friday night. In return she gave me a gorgeous little amethyst ring, which I proceeded to wear the entire event. I think it's going to be a favourite.

I slept well both nights, as I always do at events, but unfortunately my Lord, Edricus, probably contracted food poisoning yesterday and spent most of the night running back and forth to the bathroom. But he fought well and honourably in the Tourney and delivered two of the best shots I saw. One spin-shot and one fake-out, that both landed and took out his opponent.

The trip to the event was a bit more eventful than we might have liked, as the generator didn't generate and we drained the battery in short order. Stranded in a rapidly cooling car in the middle of the woods on a fairly heavily trafficed road wasn't any fun at all, and not a single car stopped to check on us. However, thanks to a Knight in shining armour (Duke Sven Gunnarsson, who during feast was called up to Their Majesties and told he would be sitting vigil for the Pelican at Double Wars - n.b. Drachenwald's first quadruple peer!) and good friends (Iseut and company), and mechanical experts (Lady Torunn Egisdotter Ask and Herr Erik Sternschild) we managed to charge the battery, temporarily fix the problem and get to the site. On Saturday Celemon and the aforementioned Erik went out to get the few parts that would fix the car more permanently in about ten minutes and sure enough the car worked flawlessly on the way back today, thank heavens.

Now that the Winter Games event is over, I am switching gear to aim for Double Wars, and the list of things I want to get done is not very short. This weekend also added a couple of items to the list.
liadethornegge: (garb)
Åsa's shirt is entirely done. My maker's signature, and ties for collar and cuffs all done.

As for Helwig's shirt, I have gathered the collar and am in the process of binding it down to a strip of linen on the inside. It is tedious and tricky to get it sorted out properly. I won't have time to add smocking embroidery.

Aside from this car-trip project I'm all packed now too. To the Wintergames!


Nov. 29th, 2007 12:05 pm
liadethornegge: (scribe2)
Computer! Internet! Event Photos!

That's right, finally all my Coronet Tourney photos are online. Not yet all captioned, but most are self-explanatory.

Any way, the last batch of photos start on page 3 in the album.
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Photos can be found on my flickr site. My computer is being a complete asshole, so I can't edit, so I only uploaded a few photos. I have many more on my camera.
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The kitchen is where the party is at.

It was also warm, and supplied with four lovely big fluffy couches.

Not enough sleep. Some photos to come... later.
liadethornegge: (vyvyan)
Today is Wednesday. Tomorrow, Thursday, I get on the train south. On Friday, the event starts.

Have I finished my waistcoat? No.
Have I rehemmed my splendor solis kirtle? No.
Have I finished the apron embroidery? No.
Have I packed? No.
Have I made sure batteries are charged? No.

Five hours on the train, tomorrow, I expect I can hem the kirtle then. Bring that for pretty, and the working class kirtle for the rest of the event. Plus all accessories. Plus the rest of the stuff you need for an event. Plus some clothes for non-event time down there.

Currently laid low with a pounding head. How did this happen?
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If you know where you want to go early enough in advance, train tickets can be cheap. I just booked tickets down for the Coronet Tourney and the return journey cost me a whopping 95 SEK!


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