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Elizabethan Coif – The Setup

I have an idea… Since Gulf Wars 25 (2016) I have been playing around with the idea in my head of starting an Elizabethan embroidered coif. I attended a class at Gulf Wars on Elizabethan braided Stitches, specifically gold work braid stitches. The teacher at this class had a great book by Jacqui Carey which Read More…

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Blue Dress

I recently finished a late period Italian dress for my SCA work. Done entirely by hand, the fashion fabric is a tropical weight royal blue wool. A linen canvas interlining and stiffening layer, and light weight blue linen lining in the bodice only. I did the eyelets all by hand using blue silk twist, and Read More…

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5 months late is better than never, Gulf War ’16 photos

Here are my Gulf War 2016 photos in no particular order. The Beginning We are off! 8 hours driving (but with the trailer on a little Kia we can only go 50, so more like 14 hours) waiting to troll in, such a line! long lines make J. Sad At the event       Read More…