Tiny Human and the Sleeves of Doom

Tiny Human and the Sleeves of Doom

Ok. Where were we. March-ish? Right, well in the intervening time I have: finished all my classwork for my master's, done all of the research AND written up my dissertation, gotten a job (ok, internship, but paid), moved countries (again), and packed most of my reenactment kit into a box that I will see again [...]

Zen and the art of not messing up counted thread embroidery

Zen and the art of not messing up counted thread embroidery

The most common thing I hear when talking to people about my counted thread embroidery obsession is "I can't do that, there's too much counting and looking at charts". And they do have a point-- if you are a person who hates looking up from your work, finding your place in a chart, and looking down again, counted thread might drive you a bit mad. But, there are a number of tricks you can use to make the whole process easier.

Peasantry

Peasantry

It occurred to me a while back that, since I'm making a blackworked coif....it might be a good idea to have clothes to wear with it? Possibly? I am 100% trash for people doing gentry/merchant/yeoman class clothing well, as so many people seem to aim straight for the nobility without realizing the time and money [...]