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Best I love September’s yellow, part III

Funny, isn’t it, how the first to get made are the last to get a post? November came in like a lion and and continued like a lion and went out like a lion and things keep being wild around … Continue reading

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Best I love September’s yellow (part II)

Continuing from the last post, let’s talk about layers. Never let anyone tell you it’s impossible to run while wearing a pair of bodies, bumroll, three skirts, and sleeves of doom. I did. We were doing pictures right after we both got … Continue reading

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Best I love September’s yellow (part I)

Of course, it’s not September anymore. These pictures were all taken during September, though. I finished several projects at about the same time, and on September 22nd (only coincidentally on that very important day in the Lord of the Rings … Continue reading

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The Murder Project, part I

Originally this wasn’t going to be called that, but it turns out what when you write “pair of bodies” on your project list on a blackboard right next to the front door, a lot of people are going to be … Continue reading

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I aten’t dead

Just overwhelmed. This post is going to be a little bit of everything. First, I have been remiss in not telling you all how the Foundations Revealed competition turned out. The wonderful and inimitable Ruth Goodman announced the winners in … Continue reading

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A little bit more about the Entwife, and life

So, having nothing to lose, I entered all this in the Queen of Doom’s Prize, since this year it was online (took place on Facebook, I don’t have Facebook, it’s a long story) and for once I didn’t have to … Continue reading

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Historical Entwife part V: Bibliography

Bibliography Andersson, Eva. “The Perfect Picture — A Comparison between Two Preserved Tunics and 13th-century Art.” North European Symposium for Archaeological Textiles X, edited by Eva B. Andersson Strand, Margarita Gleba, Ulla Mannering, and Cherine Munkholt. Oxbow Books, 2010, page numbers not … Continue reading

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Historical Entwife part IV: What’s an outfit without pockets?

   I had another image to work from, back in the summer when I had plenty of time and a cottonwood in mind, but with barely a month to go I found the perfect extant to try to re-create instead. Because everyone … Continue reading

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Historical Entwife part III: sideless gown and St Birgitta cap

Sideless    I would need a green garment for leaves, of course, and I was pretty sure I wanted it to be a sideless gown. At about this time, while in lockdown and trying to catch up on the kinds of … Continue reading

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Historical Entwife part II: Saintly Stripes

   I was determined this garment had to be in stripes, for tree bark, in some combination of white and the darkest “likely to be natural dyes because linen doesn’t do intense colours” brown I could find, in the widest stripes … Continue reading

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