Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-11-20 14:58
Years after its discovery, the Mary Rose, the famous Tudor warship, continues to excite researchers. The latest items to be displayed show that the 16th century sailor was very conscious of his appearance.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-11-17 10:43
Eirik Andersen reports that he has posted an album of photos from the Icelandic Althing event which took place recently in Eoforwic, Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos are available on the Two Ravens website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-11-15 11:16
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Chronicler, shares photos from her visit to the Griffins Needle Challenge event, where participants created magnificent garments in a mere 20 hours.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-11-05 14:23
How many times have you been told by SCA members, "Pink isn't period?" If the answer is more than two, you may want to take a look at a website created by Lady Louise which disputes this claim and offers historic images as evidence.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-11-03 14:39
Great Western War took place recently in the Kingdom of Caid. A photographer from the Los Angeles Times was on hand to capture the fashions of the day. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-31 10:10
Lady Brenna MacDonald and Caelin on Andrede have posted albums of photos from the recent Three Queens event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-24 14:08
Have you ever wanted to learn to wrap a great kilt? Or... do you have a G.I. Joe action figure in need of Scottish garb? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, you'll want to visit the Fabrics of Time and Space website for a tutorial.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-09 16:22
Dame Alys Katharine of the Midrealm reports that the Hampton Court Palace website includes a series of short videos celebrating Tudor times, cooking, and the life of King Henry VIII.
Submitted by Racaire on Mon, 2009-10-05 14:43
Racaire reports that she has posted a number of albums of photos from her recent museum excursions on her Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-01 13:05
On his blog, First-time Handsewing Challenge, Gottfried Kilianus challenges SCA members who have never before undertaken a handsewn project to create one, document it, and post the results on his blog.
Submitted by Rozani on Wed, 2009-09-30 11:23
Bring out your dead! These words will ring true once again in our current Middle Ages. The sights and sounds of the season will bring forth the return of The Plague Mask, October 29 through November 1 at Ft. Gaines in Dauphin Island, Alabama.
Submitted by The Dwarf on Thu, 2009-09-03 02:00
The Golden Dwarf is a seller of quality renaissance, medieval, and pirate clothing, costumes, garb, armor, weapons, and accessories for LARP, Reenactment, Ren-Faires, and SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-09-01 16:23
Frau Anna Syveken reports that she has posted photos taken at the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremburg relating to 15th century costuming.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-08-29 11:37
On her medieval history page, Karen Larsdatter shares research and links on beard styles of the Middle Ages -- from peasants to princes -- from 12th century to the 15th.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-08-20 08:32
The latest fashion look for the Spring/Summer 2010 season: Warrior Chic! Armored jeans feature shiny metal plates on the knees, shoulders and elbows.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-08-19 15:44
In late July, Chivalry Sports, well known supplier of clothing, armor, and weapons to the SCA and Renaissance Faire communities, closed the doors of its store in Tucson, Arizona for the last time. Phil Villarreal, reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-07-25 08:01
Lovers of the great kilt might be somewhat disturbed to learn that medieval Scottish soldiers dressed in war shirts dyed yellow with horse urine rather than the traditional kilt depicted in Mel Gibson's Braveheart. Simon Johnson of the Telegraph has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-06-30 14:03
Archaeologists have discovered a well-preserved sheepskin shoe dating to the 13th century at a dig near Magdeburg, Germany. “Shoe finds of this type from the Gothic period occur very seldom in Central Europe,” said Heiko Breuer, an antiquities restoration expert from the State Museum for Prehistory Saxony-Anhalt in Halle. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-06-18 08:15
As a followup to 2008's very popular Costume Colloquium, a tribute to celebrated costumer Janet Arnold, a second colloquium has been scheduled for November 2010. Costume Colloquium II: Dress for Dance will also be held in Florence, Italy.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-06-10 18:15
Experts from the British Museum have authenticated a silver button, fashioned in the shape of an acorn, and declared it treasure. They have dated it to the 16th century. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-30 18:02
Zebee Johnstone reports that she has nearly completed her thesis on medieval veils. An abstract of the work, in French and English, is available to review online.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-05-29 16:02
The Griffin Needle Challenge is a costuming competition, open to teams or individuals, where the goal is to create a complete outfit in just 20 hours!
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-05-27 11:40
Among the theatres of London's Southwark disrict roam the Renaissance Dancers, a group of amateur dress and costume enthusiasts dedicated to bringing the dances of Elizabethan England to life. An article for Fabrics-Store.com newsletter tells their story. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-05-27 06:33
The Instructables website has a page on how to make a pair of Viking shoes. The 24-step tutorial includes a template in PDF format.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-23 07:48
Justin Lymner of the Barony of Delftwood in AEthelmearc has posted a video clip taken at recent Ice Dragon event featuring the fashion stylings of his "sister" Justine.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-16 09:51
Atlanta administrative assistant Ariel Stewart's clothing decisions are "a little eccentric" according to her mother and roommate who recently turned her in to TLC’s What Not to Wear makeover program. Ariel. AKA “Ruby Two-lypps" is one of the Georgia Renaissance Festival’s Kissing Wenches.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-05-09 12:29
The Baronies of Bhakail and Iron Bog in the Kingdom of the East invite you to join us on Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 9 - Oct. 11) in Philadelphia for this year's Known World Academy of the Rapier and Known World Costuming Symposium! This event will include two days of classes on both subjects as well as a cocktail party and Masked Ball featuring music performed by the Bhakailie Branslers Saturday evening.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-05-07 14:26
Tasha McGann has announced the publication of her new historical pattern for a cote-hardie or arming doublet. The pattern, which was researched for over eight months, is designed as a foundation garment to be worn under other clothing or armor. (photo)
Submitted by MiddleAgeFurPelts on Fri, 2009-05-01 14:06
This merchant offers wild fur-bearing animal pelts dressed and tanned and ready for manufacturing Middle Ages apparel. Available pelts include mink, sable, fox, chinchilla, coyote, lynx, bobcat, mountain lion, beaver, badger, raccoon, skunk, nutria, otter, mountain lion, arctic timber wolf, wolverine, fisher, marten opposum, weasel, and ermine.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-04-25 12:17
David Brown Book Company has announced that advance orders are being taken for Medieval Garments Reconstructed: Norse Clothing Patterns by Else Ostergard, Anna Norgard and Lilli Fransen, translated by Shelly Nordtorp-Madson.