Friday, April 9, 2010

Ruff - 1/2 way done assembling the 63 foot strip

Well, now that I have 14 section done, I started the assembly task. I have 7 section combined for a continuous 32 foot section of linen. So far, it looks ok. Each seam I do I like better. There are a ton of things I would do differently now that I’ve gone through this process once. I’m about 30 hours into it and it looks like about another 15 (or less) to finish it up. That’s a lot better than I expected. I’m a little bummed though. I’ve been researching, or trying to, and I just can’t find any reasonable example of this sort of ruff before 1600. Technically it isn’t period, so I guess this fun project will never see the inside of an A&S faire, unless I’m wearing it as I walk around.