New Belt!

This spring, I got a rigid heddle loom as a gift and began to explore how our ancestors made cloth.  It’s a relaxing practice, but I shudder to think how difficult it would be to keep a family clothed through the long, intense process of making yarn and then weaving it into sturdy clothes.  I’m…

Archery #1

As I’ve been hanging out with SCAdians, I’ve been enjoying archery more and more.  It is a fun hobby that nearly anyone can do for a whole lifetime and does not require a big initial investment to get a basic (modern) recurve bow and starter gear.  And, since the Baronial archers have been a very…

Catching Up …..

October and November ended up being amazing months for gardening here in southern Minnesota, and I forgot to record what I was creating and doing.  So, this is a quick brain dump before I start blogging more consistently. As part of striving to appear “non-modern,” I have started to create cover ups for modern items…

Quiver 1.0

This canvas quiver is inspired by the English arrow bags (found in the Mary Rose wreckage and seen in period paintings) with a nod to modern nylon quivers.  It’s a design that is not particularly authentic for any given period, but it is something I imagine an archer from a port town might have thrown together…