Garb making for a Viking Event

I think I’ve recounted my complete bewilderment in the face of garb before. I feel in some way as if I’m just moaning when I say I really don’t get it.  I suspect it’s got something to do with the fact that I don’t really know what shape I am, apart from  “generally blob shaped”,…

A short note about garb preparation

I’ll be honest, if it wasn’t for Gytha I’d be in serious bother.  Garb making seems to be the ultimate trigger from every horrible procrastinating tendency in my body, and I have more than my fair share of those to begin with.   It’s not that I dislike it, in truth I find hand sewing quite…

16th century images of Irish people (from irisharchaeology.ie)

I’ve been following @irarchaeology on twitter for a while now, lots of great stuff, but I thought this  16th century images of Irish people | Irish Archaeology might be of interest to SCAdians trying to find images of period Irish dress.  Too late for my current persona, unfortunately.   (www.irisharchaeology.ie has some lovely things in the shop too) 

Avoiding scandal..

I have to wear a hat.  The well-dressed, well-behaved medieval lady just didn’t go about letting her hair down all over the place, for shame.  Anyone who knows me knows that my hair probably couldn’t get much more untamed looking, short of turning actually feral.  I’ve long suspected it would actually try to eat any…

Catch up

I’ve been a bit hit and miss in my ability to make Shire events (something I hope to remedy when other stuff starts to calm down) but, as luck would have it, the household have been nicely busy.   In the SCA a household is a completely unofficial group, they can be as formal or informal as they…

Let there be clothes.

There are some people that could probably get away with attending an SCA event naked, I, alas, am not amoung their number.  Clearly an attempt must be made to assemble some sort of garb and, as there is the small matter of my not being able to sew affecting my decisions in this, I’m strongly leaning towards…