Don't you just love 18th century mittens? They are so beautiful and cute! I've done a bit of filming in cold weather, and I really, really needed something to keep my hands and underarms warm. Good think Mrs. Ann Bamford's inventory included 3 pairs of mittens! The Metropolitan Museum, Accession number C.I.44.8.9a,b These are the… Continue reading Smitten with Mitten(s)!
My original design idea I love the Middle Ages. I don't quite know when this love affair began, but I know it must have started fairly early, for I used to ski in the garden with only one staff (like the 19th century paintings of medieval skiers I had seen) before I was 10. When… Continue reading The Making of an Anglo-Saxon Noblewoman
Did she run away? Did she join a pirate ship to fight white supremacists? Did she have to defeat covid single-handledly, with only an umbrella, a basket and a face mask as her weapons? Did she lock herself in and refuse to come out until gender equality was achieved world wide? No. But she did… Continue reading What happened to the Petticoated Swashbuckler?
It was a nice sweater. And I cut it up, removed parts of it, and adjusted it. You see, I really, really wanted a knitted cardigan for a second world war larp. I could not find the one I thought I had, and they had none I liked in any charity or second hand shops,… Continue reading The dissection of a sweater…