Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-02 18:13
How do you make a really luscious brocade even more beautiful? Try beading it! Gael Stirler offers a tutorial on how to bead brocades in the November 2007 Renstore newsletter: Beading Brocades: For gifts and personal adornment.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-22 11:37
You are invited to attend Jour d'Amour III: Viking Love and experience a weekend of fun and friends. Get your team together for the IRON GARB II competition! We are also hosting a skaldic competition and a tablet weaving contest. Come see the beautiful Valkyries escort heroic warriors off the field of battle!
As this year's event has a Viking theme, many of Shire of Drakenmere will be wearing Viking garb to help set the stage. We invite all who wish to participate by wearing Viking garb to please do so! If you need some simple patterns for ladies' wear, they can be found here: Viking Apron (can be worn over a simple T-tunic or over the Viking Underdress), Viking Underdress, Viking Cap. Viking brooches and other accessories can be found at Raymond's Quiet Press and other places on the Internet.
Submitted by Cassandra di Ca... on Mon, 2007-11-12 11:08
The latest issue of Calontir's arts and sciences newsletter, the Calon Scrolls, is available online and features the theme "Clothing and Clothing Accessories."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-27 06:10
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your little raider? Consider Viking Age Vessels' Instant Viking Kit which features the essential for any Viking expedition: seachest, knife, belt, jewelry and garb.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-10-26 08:41
Sally Fink of Westmont, Pennsylvania, was featured recently in a show entitled “Fantasy Fashions” by the Laurel Arts Gallery. A laurel in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Fink exhibited "five costume dresses and four hats she designed and created" which she calls "art to wear."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-10-19 21:15
Peter Beatson has published an extensive online report detailing the work of researchers E. Zubkova, O. Orfinskaya, D. Likhachev on the discovery of Viking-age textiles in three chamber graves in Pskov, Russia in 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-10-14 15:01
The Medieval Dress and Textile Society has announced the topic for its Autumn Meeting to be held October 27, 2007 at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-13 14:40
Christmas is coming and the goose is getting... well, you know. Looking for the perfect SCAdian gift this Christmas? Consider Goose Clothes Galore's Lady Goosealot, "the height of 14th century fashion."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-10-10 15:13
Follow the scent of the sea and fine food to the Shire of Adora for their premier feast. Come test the fighters in the battle for Shire Champion then relax at the feast with great food, garb and games!
Date: 17th November 2007
Tourney at 3pm
Cost: booked $15, at the door $18
Location: Bulli Masonic Hall, Princes Hwy Bulli NSW.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-10-07 04:53
The Romualdo Del Bianco Foundation and the Association Friends of the Costume Gallery in Florence, Italy are planning a four-day colloquium honoring the work of historic costume expert Janet Arnold for November, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-10-04 12:32
Medieval Dress and Textile Society Autumn Meeting, Saturday 27th October 2007 at the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN
Topic: Recent finds & scholarship: Medieval Archaeological textiles in North-western Europe
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-27 19:19
Janet Arnold’s pioneering research into the cut and construction of clothes from the sixteenth to the early twentieth centuries provide invaluable information on clothing from the past. Her series of publications entitled Patterns of Fashion continues to make a profound impact in many fields, from the re-creation of historic dance and other forms of re-enactment to designs for stage, film and television. For art historians and conservators too, her insights have proved an indispensable aid to historical research. Location:
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-09-21 05:23
A fire recently destroyed the section of the Waterside Theatre in Roanoke Island, North Carolina which housed historic costumes in the Irene Rains Costume Shop. Most of the costumes for Paul Green's play, the Lost Colony, were destroyed.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-20 13:22
Over 300 of the props and costumes from the Hornblower television series will be auctioned in Maldon, Essex on October 3, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-18 19:20
Costume researchers Robin Netherton and Laurellen de Brandevin (mka Tammy Dupuis) will visit Eugene, Oregon for a lecture and discussion seminar the weekend of October 20-21, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-12 11:19
In a special one-day sale, thousands of costumes from the Royal Shakespeare Company will be available for purchase by the public. The sale will take place September 29, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-06 18:48
On Saturday, October 20, 2007 we're delighted to be hosting Robin Netherton, a researcher specializing in Western European dress of the Middle Ages.
Since 1982, she has given lectures and workshops on medieval clothing for academic audiences, historical societies, reenactment groups, and other organizations. She will be presenting the following lectures:
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-02 07:47
The editors of the Renaissance Store newsletters have added new titles to their Articles Archive, including an interview with the Tudor Tailers and suggestions for dressing for a Ren Faire.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-08-26 08:02
A new study of clothing from Anglo Saxon graves by archaeologist Penelope Walton Rogers shows that most styles followed the customs set in northern France.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-08-08 16:55
In an article for Renaissance Quarterly, "Living Dolls: François Ier Dresses His Women," Yassana C. Croizat of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University looks at the practice of wealthy patrons during the Renaissance to use fashion dolls to study costumes.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-20 09:26
On July 21st-22nd, Mistress Ella Gajewi von Pommern will be teaching a sewing class on Japanese Kimono and Hakama. The costumes are planned for our Fettburg's Midsummer Feast on August 18th, which is going to be a traditional Japanese Feast.
Japanese Kimono & Hakama Sewing Class
July 21 -22, 2007
United Lutheran Church
SATURDAY CLASS 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-13 10:07
This is to announce the next rotation of the Central Region Garb Workshop, this time held by Lady Emma Dandelion in Schweinfurt. Come ready your garb for the coming winter months! Bring your books to share with others! Bring your projects and ideas! New sewers, come get help on your new projects, and old sewers come share your expertise!
Anyhow, its fun.
It will take place on September 29-30, 2007
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-06-21 09:23
Joane Silvertoppe, of the Kingdom of Caid, reports that she has posted an album of photos from workshop presented by England's Tudor Tailors. The workshop took place recently in Vallejo, California.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-15 20:18
Hautbois is an English musical duo that teaches history through music from the Middle Ages up through the 1940's.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-06-09 16:13
They're back! This year's entries in the Stuck at the Prom duct tape prom-wear contest are now online.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-06-06 13:55
An article for the Kuwait Times discusses the difficulties of creating medieval clothing in a modern world.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-26 06:07
The Museum of London's Centre for Human Bioarchaeology hosts a database of osteological measurements from human remains during the medieval and post-medieval periods.
Submitted by Rozani on Mon, 2007-04-23 14:56
Rozani Designs provides period styles with an original flair. Specialties include Renaissance garb for Lords and Ladies, Smalls and Pleasant Peasants. From Pirate and Wench Wear to clasps and pattern guides, there are goods for the newbie SCAer or advanced seamstress. Choose from masquerade accessories and plumes for designing your own creations. And for dragon and jester enthusiasts, there are staves and more.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-04-13 06:46
According to listowner Bella Lucia da Verona (Annabella Wake), she created the Realm of Venus because she loved to look at other people's Italian Renaissance garb. The site showcases "Italian historical fashions of the late fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-04-12 17:18
Tartan Week was celebrated in style recently in New York with runway models, Miss Scotland, and Sean Connery in a custom-made tartan Mercedes!