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30 January 2011 @ 11:45 pm
A&S 50 Update - #5-#13  
OK, so I am really very bad about recording these things and I need to start doing a better job, or I am never going to get to 50! :P So, here are some old things (including some *really* old things) that I should have posted, but never did...

#5 - Viking coat:
Yup, been wearing it for like two years now, but apparently never added it to the list. Wool, with linen embroidery, all handsewn. 



#6, 7 & 8 - Pictish classes:
OK, so these are sort of for other people, but by collecting the information and putting it in a more accessible format, I helped clarify my own thoughts about the information, so I am counting them for me too.
Pictish Life
Pictish Symbols
Well-Dressed Pict


#9 - Viking child class:

Similar to above, the class itself was developed for others, but the research and really tripped my geek buttons.
Viking Child

#10 & 11 - Viking hats:

Little Viking hats are too small to count individually, but I did a batch of four last year and three more this year, since I seem to be incapable of not losing or ruining at least three every year. I'll prolly make a few more before Pennsic. Again, I prolly won't count them as an item unless I do at least three. I can't document them as Pictish, but I burn and overheat terribly in the sun, so they are a necessary borrowing from Norse garb, even when I am wearing Pictish.

#12 - Shawl:
I got a loom about a year and a half ago, and promptly warped it up. Sadly, I was not so prompt with the weaving - it sort of scared me. But, when I finally got going and got into the groove, it went pretty quickly. It's wool in a diamond twill and is my first big project. It ended up being a bit longer than I'd intended, but it's fun to have enough to comfortably cover my front and back or to artfully drape around me... plus some truly epic fringe. :) The writeup is here.

#13 - Madder and Onion Skin Dyeing Experiments:

I have solid information on Madder dyeing, but not so much with the onion skins, so I'm only counting this as one. The write up was done in December and is here. Next up is some tabby linen - it's mostly warped, I just need to finish warping and then get cracking...
 
 
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Albredaalbreda on January 31st, 2011 01:07 pm (UTC)
The coat and shawl are gorgeous.

FWIW, I have set a list of my work on my LJ under a 2014 date, so I can go update it whenever I want, all on one list.

Not that everything is ON there, mind you. ;)
Julia Springjulia_spring on February 4th, 2011 03:03 am (UTC)
How big do you make newborn garb (from last year)? Did you use a commercial pattern for the size/scale?
eithni: darkladyeithni on February 4th, 2011 06:04 am (UTC)
I borrowed a tunic made by Historic Enterprises from one of the the Apprentice Spawn. It was toddler sized, so I extrapolated down (but made the head-hole roughly the same size, since babies are mutants). There was some experimenting on Miss M and on Miss Em after she came along in March. So, no commercial pattern, but I could get you a pattern if you need one.
Julia Springjulia_spring on February 4th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
I will take you up on that. I know that babies are little mutants, and I'm used to sewing for luxury sized adults-- very different mutation. :)
eithni: embroideryeithni on February 6th, 2011 06:36 am (UTC)
I'll make a copy, then. What events are you going to soon, or should I mail it?
Albredaalbreda on January 29th, 2012 04:27 pm (UTC)
Hi!

I'm sitting here with my friend Sine, who took a bunch of your classes at Pensic, and we're thinking about making a Pictish coat a la your class.

#1) the pdfs you linked to above for your classes are empty. Could you pretty please fix that in all your copious free time? ;)

#2) Sine is a primary source kind of girl, and would really love to know what specifically you based your design for the coat on. Any chance you could point her at specific finds, and maybe give us a glimpse at the stream of thought you followed from stone to design?

Yes, I will try to get her back on LJ, so you can talk to her directly, but in the meantime I'd be *delighted* to be her eavesdroppping intermediary. >:)

Thanks in advance, hon - I know you are busy, but it would really rock her world if you could spare five minutes to get her on the right track with this. Danke!
woadchicwoadchic on January 29th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
HI Eithni,
This is Sine. Albreda get me to re-activate my account and I was excited to get re-connected with another pictofile. Any assistance you can provide with research on the Pictish Coat is much appreciated.
Thank you,
Sine
eithni: Pictisheithni on January 29th, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
I just tried the PDF links and they all worked for me. The files, however, are huge. Try downloading them from the library, where I also have a tutorial on the dress.
http://eithni.com/Library.htm

The evidence for the coat is in "Well Dressed Pict" and I'd be happy to discuss at greater length if that doesn't answer your questions.

Are you on my SCA Pictish email list?
eithni: Pictisheithni on January 29th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
Huh. I just tried them and they all worked for me. The files, however, are huge. Try downloading them from the library, where I also have a tutorial on the dress.
http://eithni.com/Library.htm

The evidence for the coat is in "Well Dressed Pict" and I'd be happy to discuss at greater length if that doesn't answer your questions.