Creation of articles from leather, fur, or hide
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-08-04 15:44
An amazing collection of Roman artifacts discovered 50 years ago near Brampton, England, is scheduled to go on display for the first time in late 2009. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-07-14 14:12
Looking for a way to disguise your modern devices (cellphones, blackberries, etc.)? Consider making a girdle book, a period leather cover used to attach books to a belt. Crispin Sexi (Jaysen Ollerenshaw), offers instructions online on how to make one.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-06-30 15:03
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 Wed, 2009-05-27 07:33
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 MiddleAgeFurPelts on Fri, 2009-05-01 15:06
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 Fri, 2009-03-20 17:43
A batch of leather shoe soles dating from the 13th to 18th centuries was found in 2005 in a hollow tree trunk in an ancient trash dump in Lyon, France. The soles are well-preserved.
Submitted by armor777 on Tue, 2009-01-27 13:10
ELAD's provides handcrafted, leather armor for LARP, SCA, Renaissance and Medieval Festivals. They offer a wide selection of breastplates, helmets, bracers, gauntlets, spaulders, greaves, and more. Custom leather armor design is available as well.
Submitted by Racaire on Sun, 2008-12-28 13:30
Racaire has posted a small album of photos taken recently at the Amsterdam Historisch Museum.
Submitted by Nativearth on Fri, 2008-10-10 10:08
Nativearth/Olde Soles: Producers of footwear and accessories ranging from 400 B.C.E. to 1600 C.E. Visit their online catalog to see standard-size, in-stock footwear and their custom footwear range. Online ordering and information are available. They can also be contacted at email@example.com.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-09-24 08:30
A team of experts working on a project to map Norman and Saxon roads through central England failed to find them in Wallingford, but instead unearthed a 12th to 13th century tannery.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-09-08 15:35
A British website, Countryside Agency Archive, offers free, downloadable books on a number of traditional crafts including blacksmithing, thatching, saddlery, wheel making and furniture design.
Submitted by dariuscoligny on Wed, 2008-09-03 19:16
This day will include the highland games, a heavy tournament, a rapier tournament, games and classes.
The armored tournament is Damsel in Distress, the rapier tournament is save the Damsel from the mystical creatures and the highland games will include the caber toss, the hammer toss and others surprises.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-06-25 16:14
Archaeologists working at excavations in Veliky Novgorod, Russia have discovered leather and horn bottle used to feed infants. The bottles were crafted by medieval Slavs.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-03-07 14:36
Members of the Archaeological Leather Group are frequently contacted by archaeologists who think they have uncovered a tannery site. Very often, the only evidence is a hole in the ground containing some pieces of leather. In order to increase knowledge and understanding of leather manufacturing techniques, the ALG is organising conference entitled Archaeological Leather Group Weekend Conference HAVE WE GOT A TANNERY? Location:
Archaeological Leather Group (Walsall, England)
Submitted by damien on Fri, 2008-01-04 23:09
Errant Knight offers stunning hand-made authentic artefact replicas including court belts, sword and armour belts and jewelry. All items are thoroughly researched to ensure historical accuracy.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-12-06 09:08
Those interested in the re-creation of Roman armor will want to visit Anthony Congiano's website for a tutorial on creating a leather Cuirass Lorica Musculata.
Submitted by kyppyn on Tue, 2007-08-14 23:39
Black Tower Enterprises specializes in Custom made SCA armor and accessories. If you have always wanted leather armor with your SCA device or Celtic knotwork in the colors of your choice, then check out their catalog and gallery of past customized armor.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-07-10 07:39
Alamogordo, New Mexico leatherworker Terrence English has worked his trade for over 40 years, a career that includes work for the films "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" and "Excalibur." He is a member of the Shire of the White Mountains in the Outlands.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-12 09:01
Francis Classe has created a website with photos and documentation on recreating and constructing historical raised heel shoes, such as chopines, pantoufles, or zoccoli.
Submitted by macswords on Sun, 2006-10-22 17:43
MacFarlane Swords and Accessories, LLC, is a low-price provider of swords, knives, axes, helms, pouches, and accessories. They invite inquiries about items not listed in their catalog and are willing to try to find hard-to-locate specialty items.
MacFarlane Swords and Accessories also creates custom leather items upon request, with each item being individually priced according to difficulty
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-10-11 18:04
A garbage dump dating from the 13th or 14th century has been discovered in Oslo, Norway. The massive collection of discarded items includes over 1,000 shoes.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-29 19:06
The online version of the September 2006 issue of National Geographic Magazine includes an article on "The Joy of Shoes." The article includes photos and references to modern and historic shoes.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-27 13:27
A 1,000-year-old whip, found in a midden, has puzzled researchers since its discovery 15 years ago, but new research seems to point to its use as a disciplinary aid for slaves.
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 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 Anonymous on Mon, 2005-08-01 20:12
The Rose & Crowne features fine Renaissance clothing such as bodices, chemises, tunics, capes, cloaks, mantles, and more. Handmade, leather blank journals and hard bound books are perfect for the minstrel and the cook in which to keep all your creations. They also offer their own line of cooking spices and herbs, many of them organically grown.
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 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 Justin on Mon, 2005-05-23 09:38
SCAboots.com is "Stuart Corporation of America", a family-owned business in the state of Washington (U.S. west coast). They import mass-produced boots that are suitable for use in many living history organizations. Levels of authenticity vary; some of the boots have zippers and some do not, as described on the product catalog pages.
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.