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Sarah
Maker of pretty things
Interests: Historic re-enactment, fiber arts, baking, yoga, front-end software development
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"We believe that the main reason to study history is to rescue certain good, provocative, and inspiring ideas that have been lost in the past, in order to put them to use in relation to the dilemmas and problems of our own times." Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Greet's Middle Ages
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Sprang is a way of making fabric that I think of as being the inverse of knitting. If knitting is all horizontal threads, that are distorted to create vertical links, sprang is all vertical threads, that are distorted to create horizontal links. Similar to knitting, sprang is very drapey and will flex in its structure to contain a lumpy mass. (Like a pile of hair.) Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at Greet's Middle Ages
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The Borum Eshoj and Egtved dig documentation showed hairnets made with a technique called sprang, and it occurred to me that a hairnet might work as well to conceal short hair as to corral long. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Greet's Middle Ages
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I've found an instructor for metal clay! (2 spots left for Cindy Miller's June 3 class, at Lowe Mill...) Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at Greet's Middle Ages
So that's what you'll find here: I'm continuing my Bronze Age impression projects, but also including past arts from the New World, and post-1600. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Greet's Middle Ages
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I recently got a request for details about one detail of my tuam project. Hope these pictures are helpful! Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at Greet's Middle Ages
I've become fond of the blog "The Happiness Project". (No, I haven't read her book, but I'm sure it's lovely, if it's anything like the blog. Reading a couple of years of intermittent posts in which Gretchen explains the Truths... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Greet's Middle Ages
I promise I didn't mean to ignore you. TypePad has evolved so swiftly, and spam comments (hiss!) proliferated so quickly, and I went back to school, that I just stuck my head in the sand re: comments. I've figured out... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at Greet's Middle Ages
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I've been sewing as part of a Big Barter lately. (And a little bit for me, as I stop quite so much faffing around in tertiary personas - trying to stick with 6thC and Bronze Age lately.) But it's been... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at Greet's Middle Ages
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(Here ought to go a pile of apologies for forgetting how to blog. Let's call that done, and get to the good stuff.) Way back in February, my adopted group Glynn Rhe, threw an event called Wine List. The "List"... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at Greet's Middle Ages
I mean to go look at this diamond twill... Sounds like a re.seller who buys from these guys. I got mine direct at great prices, they do bulk as well if you can be patient and wait if they do... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
More quoting from the lists: Class Handouts Unaltered class handouts may be reproduced for use in non-profit teaching programs (eg SCA Collegia etc). * Five Period Stitches - Quick Reference Guide - Oct, 2003 (.pdf 148kb) * Five Period Stitches... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
More possibly useful things from the lists, apologies for not getting who posted this: Have you seen the summary that Shelagh has already put online? http://www.shelaghlewins.com/reenactment/hedeby_apron/hedeby_apron.htm It really does cover about 99% of what Hägg says about apron dresses http://needleprayse.webcon.net.au/research/index.html Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
Since I've started back to school, I've not been starting much new, though still keeping an eye on possibly useful items that come up on the lists. From Norsetalk2: Christopher wrote: >What would be a period way to a veg... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
"Beowulf": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiBaSqO7n9U "The Vikings" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIvJ2P0giVc "William the Conqueror": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ8A5gRe_Dw Apparently these are part of a series - they're wonderful. (School/work is going really well - but yes, it's taking away from the craftwork/blog while I adjust. Honnora's diamond twill apron... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
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The Viking, er Saxon* and I went to MGT, and tried out the wool geteld as a pavilion, with one side propped up. (*He's decided to switch sides and move back in time to meet me. Looks like I get... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
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(The cat checks to make sure I am not planning Fricassee d'Feline.) This is the first in a collection I am making of ceramic cooking pots, in an effort to use more period gear on site. Although I admittedly started... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
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What to do with a small batch of leftover black dye? I needed to dye a bit of fringe leftover from the first diamond twill, black. Small pot of RIT. I'm inordinately proud of this idea - the point is... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
RUM was held less than an hour away this year, so I got to go. The Royal University of Meridies is the annual big teaching event for the kingdom of Meridies, and it also hosts meetings for many of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
Have I mentioned lately that Reconstructing History is awesome, even when they're not reconstructing their Google pageranking? Hope this helps, Kass. www.reconstructinghistory.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
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NEW BIG HAIRY LEARNING CURVE ALERT! I've volunteered to be feastcrat/head cook for Glynn Rhe's combined A&S/fighting event, Convivium Collegialis/Wine List, held next February. As faithful readers of this blog will guess, I've had a Big Idea about how to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
Apparently relying on TypePad to forward blog comments to my email is a mistake. I apologize to all those commenters whom I haven't replied to...I try to respond to every comment, because I'd like GMA to be more than a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages
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Jul 6, 2010
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Jul 6, 2010
Right, the usual apologies for being quiet - it's trendy to blame Facebook, who am I to be different. AND MY CAMERA HAS DIED. SHUTTER BUTTON KAPUT. INCREDIBLY FRUSTRATING. (I will limp along with my phone-cam until I can get... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2010 at Greet's Middle Ages