Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-12-30 15:22
I have the pleasure of announcing the third quarterly garb workshop, to be held by Stella Seraphima in the shire of Isengau, on February 3-5th! Now is the time to pull out all the garb you've been 'meaning to get to', get help on various aspects of garb making, or just to sit around and stitch in good company!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-12-02 09:46
Lady Zaneta Gavlinne Angiolieri has announced that the Northern Shores Royal Travel Fund has produced a medieval lingerie calendar to raise money for the East Kingdom Travel Fund.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-11-28 15:08
The Museum of London has posted an extensive press pack containing photos and background materials on artifacts from its medieval galleries.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-11-24 12:41
The Mongolian Department of Tourism offers a wealth of information about the people, culture and history of their country on the department's official website.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2005-11-21 06:02
Based in Australia, but shipping worldwide, Cote & Cutler Outfitters are specialists in the field of historical costume and accessories.
Submitted by Aoife on Fri, 2005-11-18 09:21
Dame Aoife "trew" us a curve this week, and you might think it "inseamly" of her to have inflicted such punnery. But these links will leave you "panting" for more, and singing "hems" of praise to Dame Aoife!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-16 12:52
English professor Peter Addyman has collected nearly 10,000 pairs of Viking shoes dating largely to the 8th century. The shoes are part of the amazing collection of artifacts found in York, England.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-16 12:20
CombatChris has posted photos from the recent "Time for Tudor" event which took place in the Principality of Oertha.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-13 09:30
An exhibition of imperial Turkish robes and kaftans will be on display at the Smithsonian Institute's Sackler Gallery through January 22, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-11-08 12:44
It is time to begin plans and preparations for our most glorious winter event. Come join Their Majesties in the Barony of Three Mountains to crown their Royal Successors. Enjoy the many activities that include a Grand Ball and Heraldic Costume and Banner Contest on Friday night, the Kingdom Rapier Championship and much, much, more.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2005-10-15 20:58
Odds'n'Sods is based in Australia, and they sell all items of embellishments from braid to aglets, charms, and buttons, plus much more. They also stock many other items that would make your re-enactment atmosphere that bit more authentic and special.
Submitted by Aoife on Wed, 2005-09-28 08:36
"Cold hands, warm heart?" The warmth of your heart is up to you, but Dame Aoife has help for keeping hands warm during winter's chill.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-23 13:34
Russian archaeologist Dmitry Osipov is an expert on medieval footwear. Recently, he has begun a study of shoes used for burial of the dead.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-11 18:16
According to a scholarly study of burials, medieval shoes caused the same kinds of foot problems as modern ones.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2005-09-09 15:10
This is an article on how to make a Celtic style coat from a printed tapestry. Step by step instructions and illustrations show how to make your own pattern and how to cut the fabric to make the most of the printed design.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2005-09-06 02:44
Sunara's offers quality clothing in natural fabrics in sizes from extra small to 6X, all designed and made by Mistress Sunara al Badawiyya, an SCA participant.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-09-01 10:59
Katharine Devereaux, St. Anne's Clothier's Guild Mistress, has announced that the Guild will collect garb, cloth and sewing supplies to be sent to SCA members affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2005-08-12 19:25
Lady Tauna AElswith of Ostgardr has compiled a set of resources from her time in the SCA. There are redacted recipes, information on Byzantine clothing, Ottoman clothing, links and a few portfolio pictures.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-07-29 13:56
Historic costumer Maria Pienknepwootno (Linda Learn) was the subject of a 2005 report by Grace Dove of the Wyoming County (PA) Press Examiner. Dove discusses Maria's talent for creating costumes and her connection with the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-07-21 14:50
A "study" published in the 1997 issue of the Western North Carolina Quilters Guild Newsletter reveals that pheromones given off by fabric can cause sewers to purchase "ungodly amounts" of cloth.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-07-19 14:05
"Early Modern Notes," a costuming website for re-enactors, discusses sources for information on late period garb.
Submitted by brazenbutton on Mon, 2005-06-20 14:59
Brazen Button offers a wide variety of buttons and clasps. They specialize in buttons and clasps for SCA usage.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-04 11:04
Duck Brand Duct Tape has once again sponsored "Stuck at Prom," a duct tape promwear contest. The winners will receive scholarships.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-29 14:02
Archaeologists in Southend, England are thrilled with the discovery of a 1400-year-old Anglo-Saxon royal burial chamber. The grave was discovered when surveyers spotted "a small bit of bronze sticking up out of the mud."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-05-27 14:46
Not just for dorks anymore! New evidence shows that Romans made the wearing of socks with sandals ultra chic!
Submitted by docjulia on Thu, 2005-05-26 00:19
Garb the World provides custom made clothing and period shoes for all body sizes. Choose your own styles, colors, and trims. They offer a wide variety of goods, including tunics, pants, cloaks, dresses, kilts, shirts, robes, veils, etc., and they have leather goods, including long ring belts of all colors. Featured items include "First-Time Specials" as well as outfits for Vikings, Normans, Anglo-Saxons, and even Jutes.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-05-17 11:31
The oldest Iron Age shoe ever discovered in the United Kingdom has been unearthed at a quarry near Wellington, England. The 2,000-year-old shoe has still visible lace holes.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-15 16:33
Fashion in the Age of Louis XIV, a two-day symposium sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles, will explore fashion during the age of Louis XIV.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-05-09 15:02
The commercial web site Esoteric Creations has posted an article on the history of linen and the importance of its use in the clothing of the people of Egypt and Middle Ages Europe.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-05-07 12:59
Two paintings by Northern Renaissance master Lucas Cranach will be on display April 9 through August 14 at the Art Museum of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.