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13 January 2009 @ 01:06 am
A&S 50 - first items! (#1, 2, &3)  
I have been interested in the A&S 50 challenge for some time and just needed some time to get off my duff and get started. The cliff notes version is that it is a challenge to complete 50 Art and/or Science items in a category before AS 50, with the categories being depth (50 of the same thing), breadth (50 different things), or persona (50 things your persona would have done/known/used). Some optional additional refinements that have been offered include attack_laurel's suggestion that the 50 things be made out of your current stash. I'm doing a persona challenge, but making it a broad Northern European challenge including Pictish, Dal Riadic, Northumbrian, and Viking items (and possibly some Anglo-Saxon), since there is a limited number of Pictish items that I can document well and I want to play with cooking and some other things where straight-up Pictish evidence is poor to non-existant. I'm making up for my lack of specificity with additional anal-retentiveness in construction and materials.

I didn't get everything done for this weekend like I had wanted, but I did get a start, so I'm beginning my reports.

#1 - Norse hat - handwoven wool diamond twill with a linen lining and real fur brim, entirely hand sewn and hand embellished with linen thread.
#2 - Pictish gown - linen dyed with onion skins as one of my Pennsic dyeing experiments, my Pictish pattern, hand sewn and hand embellished with linen thread.
#3 - Norse gown - wool tabby in a natural and madder/iron red, using the very flattering gored pattern (and example of which is found here),  hand sewn and hand embellished with linen thread.



The necklaces and chest-strands were either pre-existing or recently re-threaded necklaces of glass beads (many made for me by THL Moira ni Connell the Strongbow), amber, and copal. The earrings were made for me years ago by Cnut's man-at-arms Olav and, to my delight, I recently acquired a matching ring to replace the one I'd lost some time ago. Bracelets of silver and/or amber by other Northshield artisans, brooches kindly lent by goldfrog, and leather turn shoes completed the outfit.

I'm actually really very pleased by the outfit and just ordered some brooches of my own from Raymond's Quiet Press and I can't wait to finish the coat. As a bonus, I think I like the pigtail braids look and may need to start making a habit of that. :)
 
 
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
 
 
 
Miss Katzarhooie on January 13th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC)
I second the pigtail braids theory. They look good on you.
eithni: peekabooeithni on January 14th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
*grin* Thanks!
JinglyMushroomjinglymushroom on January 13th, 2009 08:27 am (UTC)
Teehee! Eithni with pigtails! :D
I likes pigtails, but my hair doesn't always want to be obedient. :/
eithni: greeneithni on January 14th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
Mine does not always either, but I'm willing to beat it into submission...
Aaron (Rusty) Lloydrustmon on January 13th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
pigtail braids: very fetching. :)
eithni: jumpingeithni on January 14th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
Thanks!
valkyr8: Stewartvalkyr8 on January 13th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
I thought you and your new outfit looked great!
eithni: Pictisheithni on January 14th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)
Thanks!
Saralostvirtue on January 13th, 2009 03:22 pm (UTC)
Awesome... I've been thinking of starting that challenge. Should start soon as I'm about to embark on a few things.
Miss Kat: SCA Service Junkie :: zarhooiezarhooie on January 13th, 2009 03:34 pm (UTC)
If you've got any questions, drop me a line. :)
(no subject) - lostvirtue on January 13th, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
akitromakitrom on January 13th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
I've noticed that your posture changes depending on what culture's garb you're wearing. Is that accidental, or some deliberate Pyxis-level personna immersion thing?
DameJ: at Green Dragondamej on January 13th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
I suspect it's because corsets change one's posture ;-)
(no subject) - eithni on January 14th, 2009 12:58 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - eithni on January 14th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
Gwynethgwyneth1362 on January 13th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
It looks great! I really want a hat like that!
eithni: Pictisheithni on January 14th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
well, see if it fits you next time I see you and we can talk...
Denisilaifire on January 13th, 2009 04:52 pm (UTC)
Shiny-tasty. Can't wait to see the coat.
(Anonymous) on January 14th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
Woo Hoo !
The outfit is wonderful! I cannot wait to see the coat.

xoxo Blue
eithni: jumpingeithni on January 14th, 2009 12:58 am (UTC)
Re: Woo Hoo !
Thanks!
Sweet Ol' Berwyn: a_portraitbaron_berwyn on January 14th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)
Did you have a pattern for the Norse hat? I tried making one, and ended up with a Viking yarmulke.
eithni: Pictisheithni on January 14th, 2009 05:43 am (UTC)
I stole the pattern off a hat that I knew fit me well. How big is your noggin?
(no subject) - baron_berwyn on January 14th, 2009 06:05 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - eithni on January 14th, 2009 06:10 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - baron_berwyn on January 14th, 2009 06:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
Wrendevikat on January 14th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
Wow! Those clothes look Great on you! And the pigtails are awesomeist!
eithni: peekabooeithni on January 14th, 2009 05:42 am (UTC)
:) Thanks!
(no subject) - baron_berwyn on January 14th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC) (Expand)
cayswann: pelicancayswann on January 14th, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
You already know that =I= am a major fan of the extension-braids!!
eithni: Pictisheithni on January 14th, 2009 05:50 pm (UTC)
Ummm... No extensions, just a different style! When I put the extensions on, the braids hit the floor!
Goldfroggoldfrog on January 15th, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
You know I am always a fan of the sexy Norse look!
eithni: Pictisheithni on January 15th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
*grin* sexy, sexy early period!

So... I was made of fail and forgot the books today - what time will you folks be home tomorrow evening? Not that I want to spend more time out there, but I need to do penance. ;P
(no subject) - goldfrog on January 15th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC) (Expand)