Archive - Nov 15, 2010 - Story

Hrefna karsefni to blog hints for SCAdians

20-year SCA veteran Hrefna karsefni reports that she has created a blog to discuss helpful hints for SCAdians.

Renaissance corset on a budget

On her blog Geek Mom, Natania Barron shares her design for a Renaissance-style corset using bamboo brush mats and thrift store fabric - all for under US$20! (photo)

Sumptuary laws plagued Renaissance bankers

"Our state is less strong because money which should navigate and multiply lies dead, converted into vanities,"  said the rulers of Venice, who enforced laws designed to curb the spending habits of the rich. These sumptuary laws are the subject of an article by Sarah Dunant on the BBC News Magazine blog.

"How to History" offers video tutorials for the historic arts

The website How to History offers a divers series of videos that teach a variety of medieval crafts of use to re-enactors.