Latvian Hlad

I was asked to create a Hlad with Latvian motif. No further details such as time or specific place was given. I used a draft on page 238 from the book.  "Latviešu Jostas" (in English "Latvian Sashes, Belts and Bands") by Aleksandra Dzērvītis and Lilija Treimanis, published in 1982.  I haven't gotten my hands on... Continue Reading →

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Braided Trim from Ottoman Kaftan 15th Century

I was tasked with recreating the braid from the front of the Kaftan of Bayezid II, Ottoman sultan from 1481-1512. The kaftan resides in the Topkapi Museum in Istanbul. "What do you mean it isn't tablet weaving its a braid?!" To start with I had never done anything but the most simple of fingerloop braiding... Continue Reading →

My little linen frilled veil

  What an adventure. To start with you have to understand a little bit about my life. I work graveyard as a 911 dispatcher. I have sleep issues.... I was going to an event where I could display my frilled silk pieces, but I simply did not have time to sleep AND weave the linen... Continue Reading →

Woven Frills

We've all seen the gorgeous paintings, carvings, and a lot of our friend's in the SCA wearing frilled veils. Mostly these frills are sewn onto the edge of the veils. Christiana de Huntington has posted many blog's about the process and research she has done Family de Huntington. However....some of the more unique ones had woven... Continue Reading →

Monochromatic Monotony

I like color! I like vibrant patterns that really grab you. Occasionally that's not what is needed. And sometimes monochromatic patterning is what's needed. I've done a couple different ones, and had a chance to do another just last night. In the creation of  these tablet woven bands there is only one color, and your... Continue Reading →

Spanish Baldric 14th Century

  I was commissioned to do a Spanish Baldric early on in my weaving career. Based off of a painting in the ceiling of The Hall of Kings in the Palace of Lions, Grenada.  Artehistoria.com We chose the center figure and I wove the diamond motif, leaving spaces for what looks like metallic disks to... Continue Reading →

Adventures in teaching

This post is about teaching, about passing on what I love to the next generation. I do a lot of teaching tablet weaving, both as classes and one on one. But this is about teaching my niece to weave on a floor loom. Though this one is not relent to my medieval time period, there... Continue Reading →

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