Category: Renaissance

Monastic ink: linking chemistry and history | Science in School

By , October 4, 2007 11:10 pm

Monastic ink: linking chemistry and history | Science in School

So that’s how it works. Cool! Now to find some galls and try this.

RENAISSANCE MONTH

By , October 4, 2007 9:36 pm

RENAISSANCE MONTH

That time of year again. Hope to make it for a day trip anyway but would rather spend at least one night. Tis a 4 hour drive from here and I just don’t do more than that in one day very easy any more.

Viking Age Belts

By , November 15, 2006 2:15 pm

Viking Age Belts

Good info on really old belts for those interested for what ever reason.

Medieval

By , November 10, 2006 12:17 pm

Medieval

Good article on fingerloop weaving with detailed diagrams of the finger movements.

Lots of other good info at this site also.  Article on pavilians being reworked the page states.

Pavilion 2003

By , November 10, 2006 9:24 am

Pavilion 2003

Not quite a period design but these folks make a lot of sense.  They have taken and redesigned the entire pavilion to make the stresses flow from top to bottom via straps and grommets. No really heavy sewing required.

Dragonwing – Index of Columns

By , November 9, 2006 12:40 pm

Dragonwing – Index of Columns

Piles of info on tent making.  Gonna be pulled down at some point due to a book coming out so get them now.

A Sorta Taxonomy of Pavilions

By , November 9, 2006 12:38 pm

A Sorta Taxonomy of Pavilions

Good info on the different types of pavilions.

Pavilions

By , November 9, 2006 12:37 pm

Pavilions

They have some very clear illustrated instructions on flat fell seams and ceiling to wall seams.

Building a Plausibly Medieval Pavilion

By , November 9, 2006 12:30 pm

Building a Plausibly Medieval Pavilion

Surviving Medieval Pictures of Tents and Pavilions

By , November 9, 2006 12:29 pm

Surviving Medieval Pictures of Tents and Pavilions

Trying to collect these links for reference.   Still trying to decide on what kind of tent/pavilion to build.

Tom’s Project Notebook

By , November 8, 2006 8:34 pm

Tom’s Project Notebook

Quite a broad range of projects that fit into the SCA world.  Cool stuff.

Bamboo windchimes

By , October 30, 2006 10:02 am

And one of my favorite materials, (bamboo for those who don’t know me) made into windchimes.  Neat!

Bamboo Windchimes

I think that is a half of a coconut at the top.  Didn’t see what the clapper was made of.  Main thing I was after was the memory of the style and cut of the chimes themselves.

Hanger for rod

By , October 30, 2006 9:58 am

This is another 2 piece pix that I took of a necklace hanger someone had made of 1/2 inch rebar for the upright and and square iron for the foot.  There were 2 of these with a  3 to 4 foot rod hanging between them with the jewlery on it.  I didn’t ask but assume that there was spikes on both ends that go 8 to 12 inches underground.  Total height above ground was about 4 feet. Top hoop was 6 to 8 inches.
Cat needs something along this line to display her work.  Will see about making something along these lines to hold some bamboo rods.  May try to make a double hook affair to hold 2 rods at different heights.

Hanger for rod to display necklaces.

Pole holder

By , October 30, 2006 9:33 am

This picture is made up of two different views of an adjustable iron hanger to use on a pole. Lantern, pot, coat or whatnot could be hung and then adjusted to the height needed.

Adjustable hanger

This piece owned and used by Hrothgar the Trader and photographed with permission. Thanks Hrothgar!

Hrothgar the trader sign.

Bits and pieces of tents

By , October 30, 2006 12:23 am

More pix from the Alabama Renaissance Faire. These are just interesting (to me) bits and pieces of tents.

A post and rope supported tent.

A post and rope supported tent.  Note the hard to adjust ropes and sagging tent top.

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The Faire Wynd Players

By , October 29, 2006 11:23 pm

We have seen these fine folks several times. They have a website at http://www.fairewynds.com/home.html which will explain a lot more about them. The following is a pix of their banners and then some of Ginny “sword walking” in which she walks barefooted up and then back down a stairway of sharpe bare edged swords. They are next scheduled to apear at Alabama Frontier Days Nov 1-5.
Now on with the pix:

Faire Wynds Banners

Faire Wynds Banners

Ginny going through some contortions.

Ginny going through some contortions. That’s her dad Eric with his back to the camera on the right and her mother Susan on the left.

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Bits and pieces and nothing fit

By , October 28, 2006 10:45 pm

Still in town as of now.  Didn’t get near enough done to try vending at the ren faire.  Maybe next year.  Still hoping to get setup at Farm Days at Wrights Dairy on Nov 4 but will have to wait and see what the next week brings.

Planning on heading out early in the am so we get to Florance by noon but may be later in the afternoon.

Just got my outfit as done as it’s gonna get.  Will post pix and such after the event.  The main thing my outfit is missing is shoes.   Just haven’t had the time or energy to even make shoe covers to fake them so am going in mundane footware.

Main outfit is pirate pants, peasant shirt and a hat I bought last year.

Also have a leather pouch made from an old 70’s era leather purse.   Lots of olive oil brought it back from the crackling dead.  A strap that Cat wove replaced the one it came with.  Recut the flaps and added bead and leather thong closures.  Looks properly old and worn out.  Holds lots of stuff too.

Time for me to hit the sack if we are gonna leave early, so will close for the nonce.  More when we return either late tomorrow or sometime monday.

Alabama Renaissance Faire

By , October 3, 2006 8:02 pm

Alabama Renaissance Faire

Here there be dragons and orges and trolls… 😉

Comming up Oct. 28-29 in Florence Alabama.  Gotta try to get costumes and camping gear ready.

Guedelon

By , September 29, 2006 10:13 am

Guedelon

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One hell of a project!  Building a castle (full size) using only indignious materials and human labor.  Many years will be invested in this little effort…

Wish it was on this side of the pond so I could visit…

The SCA Without Breaking the Bank

By , November 6, 2005 9:27 pm

The SCA Without Breaking the Bank

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