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Leicester longwool singles on Flickr.
This is the first bobbin of leicester longwool singles for my #sca a&s project. When plied, it’ll be sock yarn

Leicester longwool singles on Flickr.

This is the first bobbin of leicester longwool singles for my #sca a&s project. When plied, it’ll be sock yarn

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Brass point / aglet made from following the howto on fingerloop.org

Brass point / aglet made from following the howto on fingerloop.org

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chr0me:

2012: the year of the archers ⇢

When my life gets settled (ha) and I get some money in the bank, I am, no bullshit, taking archery lessons.

If you think the Middle Ages are cool, your local SCA barony will likely give free lessons and lend you equipment at practices.

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Step-by-Step instructions for producing Eyelets, Points and Brass Aglets →

I need aglets about 1/8” at the widest point to put on the cord I’ve been luceting, if I’m going to get it through the eyelets on my dresses without a crochet hook. I have failed to locate them online. So! I bought some brass sheeting and a metal awl today, and we can give this a try.

Metal awls from the jewelers’ section in Hobby Lobby appear to be an adequate substitute for a mandrel, by the way.

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This is this morning’s lace-weight spinning. I decided yesterday’s didn’t have enough twist, so I spun it back onto the bobbin a bit tighter then joined and spun a bunch more. There’s 29yd total. After I’ve set the twist, I can lucet it and have lacing for my dresses. Since it’s wool, it’ll be gentler on my eyelets than the hemp.

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Just keep swimming: GUUUYS →

bewarephantomhands:

There was a story in the news today about how all the archery schools are booked up until like the end of the year because of the popularity of The Hunger Games. My national news program actually ran a story about all the people wanting to be like Katniss Everdeen. It talked about how this was a…

My local SCA barony has just started having archery practice again (weather got warm enough), so I went yesterday. One of the folks there said the range has been full of 14 year old girls lately, thanks to Hunger Games. Keladry of Mindelan in Tamora Pierce’s Protector of the Small was what got me interested in archery as a teenager.

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I picked up this handcarved purple heart lucet from The Spanish Peacock on Saturday at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. I spun some blue faced leicester into lace weight yarn this morning (never done lace before, it went surprisingly well), and here’s a sample done on the lucet (also a first time attempt). The intention is to spin enough very thin yarn to lucet a thin enough cord to go through the handsewn eyelets on my dresses that’s still strong but won’t damage them the way the hemp cording I’m using now does.

I picked up this handcarved purple heart lucet from The Spanish Peacock on Saturday at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival. I spun some blue faced leicester into lace weight yarn this morning (never done lace before, it went surprisingly well), and here’s a sample done on the lucet (also a first time attempt). The intention is to spin enough very thin yarn to lucet a thin enough cord to go through the handsewn eyelets on my dresses that’s still strong but won’t damage them the way the hemp cording I’m using now does.

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Reblog if you’re a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

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Sleeves on Flickr.
And then there were sleeves… Now to stitch an eyelet into the top of each & repeat on dress shoulder straps.

I made the rest of the dress back in July, but I never got around to the sleeves or the trim, because hell, I didn’t do the eyelets to make wearable until after I got to Pennsic.

Sleeves on Flickr.

And then there were sleeves… Now to stitch an eyelet into the top of each & repeat on dress shoulder straps.

I made the rest of the dress back in July, but I never got around to the sleeves or the trim, because hell, I didn’t do the eyelets to make wearable until after I got to Pennsic.

Tagged: scarenaissancesewing