Tag Archives: Anglo-Saxon era

New tutorial

(Also, for those of you who might be interested but didn’t make it all the way through my previous post to the note about it: my SCA garb page is newly updated with pictures and links and things.)   This … Continue reading

Posted in SCA | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

First tutorial is up!

After a few failed attempts (do I really sound like that?) to make a tutorial, I finally got a video Olivia said passed muster. Here’s the picture I was going off: (Sapientia from the Psychomachia of Prudentius, Cotton Cleopatra, etc., … Continue reading

Posted in SCA | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Results of the hood-type veil experiment!

Yesterday I finished my hood! (This is what I made the mock-up of paper towels for.) I am mostly pleased with it, with some reservations which I’ll go into more detail on. Since this is an idea for what a lower-class … Continue reading

Posted in Research, SCA | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

That’s Hlafdige Æschild to you.

(I promise I will not be picky about my title, especially as it’s pretty unpronounceable. I won’t even insist on Lady.) I have another reason to regret not being at Lupercalia. Jenny delivered it today. It’s doubly special because my first … Continue reading

Posted in SCA | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Michaelmas, A. S. LII

Nine hundred and fifty-one years ago today, Harold Godwinson defeated Harald Hardrada at Stamford Bridge. One year ago today, I started a blog. (How’s that for an anticlimax?) My sister said I should write a post about these anniversaries. I … Continue reading

Posted in History, Ordinary life, Poetry, SCA, Writing | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Verisimilitude

A living-history experiment by yours truly, because writers do weird things for the sake of realism. Such as, in this case, going out in the rain in garb. Purpose: To find out how it feels to wear garb in the … Continue reading

Posted in History, Of the North, SCA | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Green cyrtel project post

As you’ll know if you’ve particularly noticed the SCA side of this blog, the hem of my green cyrtel (also known, later on, as kirtle) annoyed me. I thought I was being smart and not wasting fabric when I ignored … Continue reading

Posted in SCA | Tagged , , | 3 Comments