Practicum was yesterday and I quite enjoyed myself. I took some great classes, and learned several new things.
I think I learned a lot by teaching my class, too. I did a class on basic weave structures, covering a little historical detail and then letting people try to make them using cardboard looms. I had a full house! It seemed to go over well, and people appeared to have fun and were very keen. I had several questions that gave me some insight into how I should flesh out my handout, and several questions about more advanced weaves.
I would eventually like to do a full series of courses covering weaving in the SCA period. I have a five-class plan in mind that should take a whole day. It will take me a while to develop in full (and I really, really need the drawloom for the advanced class if I want to make samples), but I’ve got the beginner class going. and maybe next year I can add the second beginner class and the two intermediates.
As always, I am inspired by the energy of so many people sharing their knowledge.
I have started work on my tooled belt quiver. The leather is cut, and I’ve transferred the pattern and outlined it faintly in pencil to help me see. For a better look at my design, the original picture is here.
The quiver body, cut and marked.
It’s hard to see, but here it the transferred design.
I’ve lost some weight recently, and now I am swimming in my orange dress. The plan is to rework the front opening with a fold over to show the black lining. Should look nice.
And for a change of pace, my hubby has requested that I make him a simple Elizabethan outfit for this summer.
My plan consists of:
- A plain white linen shirt (no ruffles)
- A pair of green linen breeches
- A brown linen doublet
I don’t have any real experience making men’s Elizabethan, so this should be fun.
I appear to be losing a lot of weight right now, or more to the point – inches. This is not a bad thing, but it means I need to refit my doublet. I anticipate I will be losing a bit more, so I’m putting the fitted bits of this project on old for the next few months.
A Christmas present I forgot to post about.
Column of leaves hat
I promised these for a friend.
His and Hers Jayne hats