A&S 50 Challenge

Date: 2013-10: Shavehorse - Woodworking bench (Breadth) Shavehores made from recycled lumber from old swimming pool deck. About 1/2 the work was done with hand tools. I wanted a simple period looking bench that would not only serve it's purpose but would also break down quickly and easily and fit in the back of my car. The bench is a bit shorter than I would have liked, but I was limited to the space in the back of my car.
To provide some basic information about the challenge I copied Lady Albreda Aylese’s text about the challenge from the A&S 50 Challenge Blog:
...The A&S 50 Challenge can take one of two forms; either Depth or Breadth. The Depth Challenge is to create/do 50 of any one thing - make 50 pairs of shoes for your Shire, pen 50 scrolls for your Kingdom signet, cast 50 coins blanks, make 50 pieces of garb, judge 50 competition entries, teach 50 classes, perform 50 songs, or even write a 50 page research paper; if you want to take your current work to a new level, doing 50 of it is bound to carry you a long way towards that goal! The Breadth Challenge can be about either trying new things, (either completely new to you, variations on things you have done before, or even new to your household, local group, or even Kingdom), or about creating a complete persona package (things that your persona would know about, have, and know how to do). Both individuals and groups may enter, and can choose to complete as many Challenges of either type as they please!...
When I came across the website for this challenge I was intrigued.  I have a ton of different interests and this seemed to be right up my alley.  A lot of the projects I have done and have planned will be able to be used for more than one of these challenges.  Fear not, before the end of it all I'll likely have over 100 projects to complete.

A&S 50 Depth Challenge I
I've chosen to do 50 articles of garb.
I have completed 65 items for this category.
50 of any one type of thing, in order to push your skills and knowledge to new levels (how broadly you define this is up to you)

A&S 50 Depth Challenge II
As part of my Breadth challenge I wanted to challenge myself at trying something scribal.  I started  having so much fun with the scroll blanks that I have decided to add another Depth Challenge to my never ending list of projects.
I've chosen to do 50 award scrolls/blanks and 50 scroll cases.
I have completed 44 scrolls and 44 scroll cases for this category.

A&S 50 Breadth Challenge
I've chosen to do 50 new things, or new variations.
I have completed 74 items for this category.
Do/make/learn 50 new and different things (how new, and how different is up to you/your group)

A&S 50 Persona Challenge
Making/learning 50 different things that your persona would know, have, or know how to do.
I have completed 40 items for this category.
I've chosen to make 50 things that a tailor would make or have.   I plan on only counting things that are made in an authentic manner.  A lot of the garb I make and plan to make for the other challenges are for other people.  In general I don't plan on hand stitching an outfit which will take 200+ hours unless I get to wear it!  I plan on making 50 items using period techniques and period tools without the help electricity, sewing machines, Dremels or other modern short-cuts.


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Date: 2008: Bone needles (Persona Breadth  )
Hand carved bone needle made from a cow bone. Cut from bone with a hand saw and then filed with a metal rasp until close to shape. Finished polish with light metal file and polished on an Arkansas sharpening stone. Made the slit in the needle using a V-gouge and an hobby knife.

Date: 2008: Linen Venetians (  Breadth  )
My first pair of Venetians. Machine stitched Venetians based on the Margo's pattern.
Date: 2008: Tudor jerkin (  Breadth Depth)
My first attempt at a Tudor style jerkin. This was also my first attempt at sewing cotton velvet. The lining was made from a curtain from Salvation army. The white trim was made from a white table cloth from Salvation Army.

 
Date: 2008: Tudor style doublet (  Breadth Depth)
My first attempt at drafting a period pattern. This was part of my first Tudor style outfit which went with the velvet jerkin. This doublet was entirely made from material from Salvation Army. There is gold machine stitching on the sleeves. The edge and the trim was applied entirely by hand. The eyelets were made from copper rings I formed from electrical wire and hand stitched into place.
 
 
Date: 2009: Black Flat CapCotton flat cap which was machine stitched. I hand stitched a metal wire around the brim. The wire was annealed steel and is covered by a burgundy ribbon.
Date: 2009: Black trimmed hand stitched chemise (Persona Breadth Depth)First attempt at black working. Not very elaborate, but I was rather scared of blackworking at first. I applied a simply button hole stitch using black silk on a cotton chemise. The entire shirt was hand stitched and constructed using a cotton/poly thread. The shirt is a light weight cotton which was originally used as a table cloth at a local event.
Date: 2009: Copper hook-n-eyes (Persona Breadth  )First attempt at saving money with closures. I replicated period style hooks and eyes out of electrical wire.
Date: 2008-10: hand stitched chemise (Personna Breadth Depth)First hand stitched shirt. Basic ruffle on the collar and sleeves based on the Margo Anderson pattern. The entire shirt was hand stitched and constructed using a cotton/poly thread. The shirt is a light weight cotton which was originally used as a table cloth at a local event. The cheap light weight cotton table cloths are usually destined for the trash. I swept, laundered and bleached them and made shirts from them.
Date: 2008-10: Peach doublet (Personna Breadth Depth)First hand stitched doublet.
- All the fasteners were hand made out of copper electrical wire. I hammered the copper and work hardened it while shaping it to the hooks and eyes use for the doublet and the slops. (Even though electrical wire is rather soft, when hammered for even a short while the copper work hardens quickly and becomes very rigid.)
- The peach colored trim (100% cotton) for the doublet and sleeves was also used for lining the doublet, lining the sleeves and making the shell of the slops.
- That material came from a curtain which was originally sold by IKEA, but purchased by me for $6 at Salvation Army.
- The Teal and violet trim (100% linen) was the selvage edges from some T-Tunics I had made for my kids.
- The black material with teal and violet specks (100% wool) came from a woman's blazer I bought at Salvation Army.
Date: 2008-10: Peach sleeves (Personna Breadth Depth)First attempt at cork screw style sleeve.
- The dark material behind the slops and inside the sleeves is 100% black linen. Alas, I did have to buy that new. Rest assured that I got it on sale though. I've been known to go to JoAnne's the night before red-tag clearance sale. I pile up all the bolts of linen into a slightly more difficult to find location. When the store opens I happen to "find" the stash. I've purchased a bunch of red-tag linen that way. End of summer, marked down, moved to red tag clearance, red tag clearance gets mark down…. Happy me. I still have a couple yards left of light blue which is 100% linen and was purchased for $1.50 a yard. Good things come to those who wait, and scrounge and sheepishly stash.
- The grommets for the sleeves and slops were made from the same copper wire. I eased a hole into the garment and then button hole stitched the copper ring into place.
- All the ties were made from leather cut from a 10 year old teacher's briefcase my wife was throwing away. ( I don't like the leather ties, but for now they'll have to do.) Nothing hits the trash without me first cutting off all buckles, buttons, clasps, zippers etc.
- The beads used to close the sleeves are from two sources. There are bronze colored beads which came from a Necklace I got at Salvation Army and cut apart. The silver colored beads were from Wal-Mart, purchased new. Damn!
Date: 2008-10: peach slops (Personna Breadth Depth)First slops ever made and first hand stitched pants.
- The code piece (made from the same wool as the doublet) is laced on with more leather from my wife's bag and includes a small pocket in the back.
- The lining for the slops is made from cotton. I belong to the SCA. For those of you not familiar with SCA events, they often at the end the day with a large feast. For those who stick around long enough to do the clean up there are often table cloths (of varying quality) which seem to make their way into the trash, rather than being laundered. I happen to have collected some 20 or so such table cloths. I scrape off the chunks, soak them, rinse them and launder them. When they are too dirty to use for anything that might show, I use them for lining, patterns, or mocking up things. The lining for my slops was created by using the blue table cloth which was used at the royalty table.
Date: 2009-07: Doublet (    Depth)Dave's doublet. Cotton tabbed doublet built to customer specs, based on a Margo Anderson pattern.  OK, OK, I know.  It's not period.  It is paisley for God's sake!  But, as my mom always told me, if somebody is willing to pay you to mow the sidewalk, you shut up, "mow it" and take the money.  The customer is always right.  This is the prime example of "beware what you ask for, you might just get it!"

Date: 2009-07: Doublet (    Depth)Ryan's doublet. Cotton tabbed doublet built to customer specs, based on a Margo Anderson pattern.
Date: 2009-07: Linen Venetians (1) (    Depth)Linen Venetians for Anton, based on pattern which was drafted (by a friend) from an existing pair of pants he purchase elsewhere.
Date: 2009-07: Linen Venetians (2) (    Depth)Linen Venetians for Anton, based on pattern which was drafted (by a friend) from an existing pair of pants he purchase elsewhere.
Date: 2009-09: red linen tights (  Breadth Depth)First attempt at period tights. The tights originally went all the way up to the waste. I found that I wasn't fond of the sagging and bagging with that style. I ended up cutting them down to mid thigh and simply pointed them directly to the slops. Now when the doublet, sleeves, slops and tights are all tied together It looks like footie-pajamas hanging in the closet.
Date: 2009-11: Black walnut ink/dye (  Breadth  )Dye and ink made from black walnuts found in a local forest preserve.
Date: 2009-11: Child's chemise (    Depth)Another all cotton recycled event tablecloth. Constructed with a sewing machine for a 7 year old girl.
Date: 2009-11: Child's chemise (2) (    Depth)Another all cotton recycled event tablecloth. Constructed with a sewing machine for a 7 year old girl.
Date: 2010-01: black leather doublet (  Breadth Depth)First leather garment made




Date: 2010-01: Leather belt and pouch (    Depth)Leather belt cut from dyed black leather from Tandy. Nickel buckle was riveted on. The pouch was made from scraps of red and black leather cut from men's and women's coats from Salvation Army. The pouch has a couple clay beads on the end of the leather lace used to close it. I know this isn't fancy. I had to whip this out one night at about 2:00 AM when I realized I had no pockets and no belt for my new outfit to be worn the next day!
Date: 2010-01: red silk sleeves (  Breadth Depth)First "anything" made of real silk. 100% silk red and black sleeves. I made the black portion of the sleeve using a patter I drafted. I then made a bunch of tubes of red silk. I cut the silk tubes to length to match portions of the black sleeve. I stitched one end of the tube on, twisted it and then stitched the other end on. When the tubes were all assembled and attached I assembled the panels together to complete the sleeve. I added black trim, pewter beads and red coral beads for that extra bling. The pewter beads were reclaimed from an ugly necklace from Salvation Army. There are also small hematite beads sewn onto the black trim. There are approximately 750 beads on the sleeves.
Date: 2010-02: Brass hook-n-eyes (Personna Breadth )
Similar to the copper hooks and eyes, but made from a brass wire.

Date: 2010-02: Brass sewing needle (Personna Breadth )
Brass wire drawn out using a small hammer and 2lb anvil. The hole was punched using a heavy pin. The needle was finished with small metal files and an Arkansas wet stone.
Date: 2010-02: Brass sewing pins (Personna Breadth  )Brass wire drawn out using a small hammer and 2lb anvil. The head of the pin was formed by wrapping the wire around and hammering it smooth. The pin was finished with small metal files and an Arkansas wet stone.  I've finished 12 of these, which was a small goal.  Now that I've decided to to the A&S 50 challenge I'll up the count to 50 pins.  I have 38 left to make.
Date: 2010-03-20: Red worked chemise (Personna Breadth Depth)2nd attempt at black working, but more elaborate construction somewhat based on Warwickshire shirt. Another all cotton recycled event tablecloth. Constructed entirely by hand using cotton/poly thread. Embellished with red silk "blackwork".
Finsished on the 20th.  Here ae som close ups.  I still have to take some more photos of the entire shirt.

This photo shows the work in progress.  I didn't draw the pattern on the material, I just sort of spaced it out by pinning the sections and they eyeballed as I free styled the embroidery.  That's likely why it looks a little sloppy.  Oh well, first try.

Date: 2008: 7 year old girls dresses to match my Tudor outfit. (Breadth Depth)
These are two dresses I made to match my Tudor outfit.  Nothing spectacular, they just wanted to match Daddy.  The center of the dress is made out of the same recycle curtain that my doublet was made from.  The rest of the red and black is made from cotton velvet.  I also made hoop skirts to go under these as well.  The girls love the way they look in them, they just aren't crazy about wearing them all day.  Oh well, they were only 7 when I made them.

Green Linen Shirt  (Depth)
To go with the doublet and slops which are still in progress.  Light green linen shirt. The linen has very thin strips of gold thread creating stripes. I accented the edge of the collar and sleeve ruffs with a thin gold thread as well.


Here is a close up of the cuff ruff.

Closeup of the collar ruff showing the gold trim on the edge of the ruff.

Date: 2010-04: Blacksmtihed hot punch ( Breadth )
This is a tool which is used to make hot punched holes in tool heads. I needed such a punch to make a hole for the handle in the adze head I planned to make. I was planning on making a period replica of an adze from the Mastermyr find. The head of the punch was tempered to be very hard while the remaining portion of the tool was softened so as not to break during strikes from a hammer. This was my first experience forging a punch and also my first attempt at tempering a tool. I used a magnet to determine when the piece was at the appropriate temperature. When it loses its magnetic properties it is ready to be quenched. After quenching in a wax bath, I raised the temp of the striking end red hot. I watched the progression of the color change as it reached the tip of the punch. The goal was to have the piece turn blue/purple about 1.5 inches from the head and a "straw" color up until about the last 1/4 inch. When the color was correct I started quenching the tip to maintain proper hardness of the tip. I was able to use the tool about 4 hours later and was very pleased with the results!




Date: 2010-04: Shephards hook ( Breadth )
Small metal "S" hook which can be used to hang pots from a cooking stand.


Date: 2010-04 to TBD: Blacksmithed Iron Adze ( Breadth )
Replica of an item found in the Mastermyr collection. I started this piece 4/10/2010. It was forged from a piece of iron which was between 100~200 years old. I started with iron stock which was 1 inch square. I drew the piece out to 1 X 1/2 inch. I folded a 1/8th inch piece of tool steel into the block and forge welded all three pieces together. The addition of tool steel was to make this a practice and usable piece. While the period piece would have had a higher carbon piece added for the blade, the existence of tool steel was not a luxury that could have been used. After folding and welding the three chunks together I forged them back into a one inch square bar. I began tapering one end which was to become the blade. I fish tailed one end while maintaining a square profile on the other end. The end of a long day’s work ended with using a hot punch to begin the hole for the handle. The hot punch was a tool I made earlier in the day. The hole was successfully punched, but not finished. I was out of energy and time to continue. I plan on creating another tool to aid in the formation of the rest of the hole while drawing out the side to look more like the extant piece. As I am having issues with my own forge right now, this piece will have to wait until later in the summer.

 

Date: Ruff (non-beaded) (Persona Breadth Depth)

This ruff is a combination of ruff 22 and ruff 23 from Janet Arnold's book. Made of a very light weight linen. The edge is a 1/16th inch rolled hem done with silk thread. The rest of the construction was done using light weight linen thread which had a weight equal to the threads in the linen cloth.Here is a photo of the extant ruff from Janet Arnold's Pattern of Fashion 4.

 Here is a photo of my finished ruff. Looks similar huh?

Date: WIP: Tudor over gown ( Breadth Depth )
First Tudor style gown. Leather collar & fur trim from Salvation Army coats. The shell is made from black cotton velvet and the lining is made from black linen. The paned sleeves are made from leather.  It hasn't been completed yet, as I have to trim the bottom to length and hem.  The lining is linen, the shell is cotton velvet and the color is leather.  All those materials stretch differantly and so I have had the garment hanging in the basement for about 6 months.  It should be settled to the length the materials will stretch to so it's ready to cut.  I just don't have the time...

Date: WIP: Silver and jasper pendant ( Breadth )
Red jasper stone and sterling silver pendant. I made this piece wrather unexepctedly. I attended an event where a silversmithing class was being taught. It so happened that the man teaching was the merchant who sold me some period jewelry about three years prior. I decided to make a pendant using a jasper stone with a silver rope twisted wire surrounding it so that it would match the style of a ring that I had. Jewelry was not even on my list of things that I had expected to do for the A&S 50 bredth challenged. After the event I found that it turned out to be one of my favorite SCA events.
See the daily blog entry for details.  first-jewelry-item-made


Date: 2010-05: Viking style cooking pan (Breadth)
This was a project which I never really intended to tackle at the time I did. I was attending a blacksmithing class where we were supposed to be making tools. I had started a pair of tongs (which are detailed elsewhere) and I was working ahead of the pace. The instructor asked that I wait a little while until the other folks caught up before taking the next step on the tongs. While I waited I found a piece of flat stock. I decided to make something that I had seen in pictures before. I don't have a Viking persona, but I do like working metal and thought I'd give it a shot. As I found out when shaping the flat stock, to make a successful cooking surface I would need more stock than I started with. I decided to improvise. After shaping the cooking surface I then made a twisted handle out of some square stock and simply riveted the two pieces together. All in all, for an unplanned project that went a little off track I am happy with the results of my labor.
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Date: 2010-05: Blacksmithed round hot punch (Breadth)
This is a tool which is used to make round hot punched holes in tools. I needed such a punch to make a hole in each section of the tongs I was making. I was planning on making a period replica of a hammer head. To make the hammer I wanted to use my own tongs to forge the metal. I had to make the tongs. To make the tongs I had to make this punch. While I've made another punch recently, that was a different type of metal. It had to be quenched and tempered using different techniques. This tool was made from N7 tool steel. This steel is actually air hardening. I learned how to temper it during a two-weekend class. I made the tool one weekend and then used the punch the very next weekend to finish my tongs.

Date: 2010-05: Blacksmithed flat jaw tongs (Breadth)
I had enrolled in a blacksmithing class where I knew I'd be learning how to make tongs. In preparation for the class I decided to do some research. I came across a website which had videos of tutorials. I was working bit ahead of pace during the class. I had already completed my other round nose tongs and decided to make another pair of tongs. I wanted a pair of flat jaw tongs. A blacksmith can never have too many tongs. As I had only one pair, I needed to add to the collection. These tongs were made from 1/4 by 1 inch flack cold rolled mild steel. Again not period material, but more practical in nature.

Date: 2010-05: Blacksmithed round jaw tongs (Breadth)
I was planning on making a period replica of a hammer head during a blacksmithing class I was taking. To make the hammer I wanted to use my own tongs to forge the metal. Previously I had to make a punch to be able to complete these tongs. The tongs were made from a recycled portion of a tractor axle. Not as hard as what would be used for a chisel, but much harder than the iron which would have been used in period. These are very chunky and durable tongs which should last a good long while.

Date: 2010-06: 50 Thread Wrapped Buttons (Persona , Breadth , Depth)
I planned to make at 50 thread covered buttons. Why? Because this it he A&S50... so I have to make 50 right? As part of the challenge and for personal growth I decided to learn a new skill. I really hate the look of modern buttons on period outfits. In general I don't use buttons. I wanted to make at least 50 buttons, not for any specific garment, but simply to develop the skill to required to make quality buttons for future outfits. I made quite a few buttons before I even started to like what I saw. It took a few attempts before I worked out the system. Once I figured out a process I liked, I started experimenting with different styles and types of wrapping. In general I use hooks and eyes for ALL my clothing, but now that I've worked out a way to make nice looking buttons I may use them more often. I've made 30 off-white buttons. Twenty five of the thirty are passable and may be used. Right now I have no idea what I'll use them for. Once I had 35 of the 50 buttons created I decided what I'd use some buttons for. I modified this project as some day I plan on making a pair of sleeves for a hand stitched doublet I have. I'd like to make the sleeves open with buttons on them. I believe I'll need about 12~13 buttons per sleeve and so I planned on making 26 two-tone blue and white buttons. I also made a couple handfuls of other buttons of varying colors as practice. I have no idea what I will do with those buttons. I'll likely never use them but can't seem to throw away. I'll keep them if for no other reason than to document the learning process.


 

Date: 2010-06: 50 8 Pouches For Game Pieces (Persona , Breadth)
These are simple items, born out of necessity. I purchased a number of glass, wooden and marble pieces which I planned on using for period gaming. I needed some place and manner to store the pieces and so I decided to use up some of my scrap material which I never throw away. These are simply small hand stiched pouches made of felted wool and ornamented with braded cord and tassels.. An additional braded cord was used for the closure. All the bags are made of the same scrap wool. The varying sizes are solely based on the size of the scraps I had. I altered the tassels and cords used so that the contents might be distinguished more easily.





Date: 2010-06: Small Leather Draw String Pouch (For Bees Wax) (Persona , Breadth)
This is a small leather pouch for my sewing kit, to keep the bees wax from melting all over everything. This pouch was made from lamb skin. This seems rather simple but took quite a bit longer than I would have liked. I made three attempts before coming up with a pouch I liked. I started by cutting some leather into three long thin strips and then braiding them. I was hoping to use a braided leather line for the pouch closure. That's the portion which took the most time. I tried three differant weight leathers before I found the one I liked. When I decided on the weight leather and had the braided line, I simply cut a circle of leather of the same material and then punched holes along the endge of the circle. I wove the braided line through the holes to complete the pouch.


Date: 2010-07: Period Shoes Made From Recycled Modern Shoes (Breadth and Depth)
These are period looking shoes which were created using a pair of old shoes purchased from Salvation Army. These shoes seemed perfect for the task. They have all leather uppers stitched to leather and wooden soles. I cut out a section of each of the sides of the shoes to resemble a more period look. I made "laces" from some silk which matched the color of the outfit which they would be worn with.


Date: 2010-07: Blacksmtihed Touch Mark-Initials (Breadth)
The intent of this item was to be a similar style of an item found in the Mastermyr collection. I wanted to make a touch mark to use for marking leather goods, armor and blacksmithing projects. This maker's mark is a small dove which is part of my heraldic device. I am known as Ercc Glaison, of the Three Doves and so I wanted to be able to stamp my projects with either my initials or three doves. While this project had very little forging work, it was created as part of a blacksmithing class I took.



Date: 2010-07: Blacksmtihed Touch Mark-Dove (Breadth)
The intent of this item was to be a similar style of an item found in the Mastermyr collection. I wanted to make a touch mark to use for marking leather goods, armor and blacksmithing projects. This maker's mark is a set of initials (EG3D). I am known as Ercc Glaison, of the Three Doves and so I wanted to be able to stamp my projects with either my initials or three doves. While this project had very little forging work, it was created as part of a blacksmithing class I took.
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Date: 2010-07: Graver - Engraving Tool - V Gouge (Breadth)
Another project born of necessity. I took a class on how to make a touch mark. To make the touch mark we first had to make our own engraving tool. I created this V gouge fron an old metal file. It was ground down and polished and then mounted into a woodent handle.


Date: 2010-07: Graver - Engraving Tool - U Gouge (Breadth)
Another project born of necessity. I took a class on how to make a touch mark. To make the touch mark we first had to make our own engraving tool. I created this U gouge fron an old allen wrench. The wrench was ground down and shaped and then sharpened on a stone wheel. The handle was made from a peg from a coat rack. The brass ring was made from a gas ftting from a hardware store.



Date: 2010-07: Child's Reversable Bodice (Yellow and Green) (Breadth)

This item is designed for use by a child. My primary concern is for comfort and appearance and not period accuracy. My children love to go to renfaires and love to dress up. I needed to make this item look "period" while being as comfortable as possible. I made this bodice to be reversible since I have twin girls. Sometimes they like to dress alike and sometimes they don't. The bodice is pink on one side and yellow on the other. It was constructed with small rings on the sides so that I could tie it to the skirt. The bodice has a laced back and all the gromet holes were hand stitched.


Date: 2010-07: Child's Reversable Bodice (Pink and Blue) (Breadth)
This item is designed for use by a child. My primary concern is for comfort and appearance and not period accuracy. My children love to go to renfaires and love to dress up. I needed to make this item look "period" while being as comfortable as possible. I made this bodice to be reversible since I have twin girls. Sometimes they like to dress alike and sometimes they don't. The bodice is pink on one side and yellow on the other. It was constructed with small rings on the sides so that I could tie it to the skirt. The bodice has a laced back and all the gromet holes were hand stitched.



Date: 2010-07: Child's Skirt Blue Skirt (Persona and Breadth)This item is designed for use by an eight year old girl. My primary concern is for comfort and appearance and not function or period accuracy. My children love to go to renfaires and love to dress up. I needed to make this item look "period" while being as comfortable as possible. The skirt was constructed of a medium weight linen and machine sewn.



Date: 2010-07: Child's Skirt Green Skirt (Depth)This item is designed for use by an eight year old girl. My primary concern is for comfort and appearance and not function or period accuracy. My children love to go to renfaires and love to dress up. I needed to make this item look "period" while being as comfortable as possible. The skirt was constructed of a medium weight linen and machine sewn.



Date: 2010-07: Child's Linen Lace Trimmed Shirt with no Collar (Mimi) (Depth)

This item is designed for use by an eight year old girl. My primary concern is for comfort and appearance and not function or period accuracy. My children love to go to renfaires and love to dress up. I needed to make this item look "period" while being as comfortable as possible. The shirt was constructed of an embroidered linen and cotton lace. It was machine sewn.



Date: 2010-07: Child's Linen Lace Trimmed Shirt with no Collar (Nao) (Depth)
This item is designed for use by an eight year old girl. My primary concern is for comfort and appearance and not function or period accuracy. My children love to go to renfaires and love to dress up. I needed to make this item look "period" while being as comfortable as possible. The shirt was constructed of an embroidered linen and cotton lace. It was machine sewn.  (see image for above)

Date: 2010-09: Monks white under shirt to wear under Robes (Breadth and Depth)

As part of a role that I intend to play at an upcoming event I will be playing the part of a Monk. I will be serving as a corrupt member of the clergy. While I travel the lands spreading the word of the one true Church I also sell indulgences and display the bones of my Patron Saint. This shirt was based on a period smock. It was entirely machine stitched. The garment was constructed using recycled cotton table cloth which I collected from an SCA event.

Date: 2010-09: Monks Cassock (Breadth and Depth)
As part of a role that I intend to play at an event I will be playing the part of a Monk. I will be serving as a corrupt member of the clergy. While I travel the lands spreading the word of the one true Church I also sell indulgences and display the bones of my Patron Saint. This portion of the costume was created using a grey wool blanket that I purchased at salvation army. As it turns out the blanket is actually 53 years old!!! It was a military issue blanket and still had the original tag on it which had date of 1957. It indicated that it was 100% virgin wool. After a couple washings the old moth ball smell faded and the wool is wonderfully soft. The pattern is based on a simply period mantel which was cut a little larger than normal. I mocked up a trial version using another salvation army blanket. It was constructed using a straight stitch on the sewing machine, but all the seams were folded and hand finished so that there are no machine stiches visable inside or out.


Date: 2010-10: Prayer Beads (Breadth)

As part of a role that I intend to play at an event I will be playing the part of a Monk. I will be serving as a corrupt member of the clergy. This portion of the costume was created by using hemp line and wooden beads. I purchased the wooden beads as part of a random lot from Salvation Army. They were in a large clear plastic bag. When I bought them I wasn't sure what I'd do with them. They are about 1.25 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. I put 15 beads on the line with a knot betwen each on. I created a loop at the end to aid in hanging the beads from my belt or my wrist.



Date: 2010-10: Monks Robe (Depth and Breadth)
As part of a role that I intend to play at an event I will be playing the part of a Monk. I will be serving as a corrupt member of the clergy. While I travel the lands spreading the word of the one true Church I also sell indulgences and display the bones of my Patron Saint. This portion of the costume was created using two grey wool blankets that I purchased at salvation army. As it turns out the blankets are actually 53 years old!!! They were military issue blankets and still had the original tags on them which had date of 1957. The tags indicated that they were 100% virgin wool. After a couple washings the old moth ball smell faded and the wool is wonderfully soft. The pattern is based on an extant monks robe. It was constructed using a straight stitch on the sewing machine, but all the seams were folded and hand finished so that there are no machine stiches visable inside or out. The robe was completed in about 11 hours which includes about 10 hours of hand sewing.




Date: 2010-09: Plaid Wool Mantle (Depth)

As part of a role that I intend to play at an event I will be playing the part of a Monk. I needed to make a wool cassock as part of the costume which I was going to create using a grey wool blanket that I purchased at salvation army. I took another wool blanket I had which was a rather ugly plaid and planned to use it as a pattern mockup. After I finished sewing it I rather liked the way it turned out. My kids love it too. It was constructed using a straight stitch on the sewing machine, but all the seams were folded and hand finished so that there are no machine stiches visable inside or out. While the blanket was ugly the new head piece looks rather nice. It is 100% wool. I matched the plaid stripes in the front and it is now one of my favorite looking pieces.



Date: 2010-10: Wooden Cross (Breadth)

As part of a role that I intend to play at an event I will be playing the part of a Monk. This wooden cross was cut from a square dowel purchased from Home Depot. I cut a lap joint in two pieces and hand finished the joint with carving knives. I glued the cross and then stained it with some of my homemade black walnut stain. The cross is strung on a line of finger loop braded cotton string.




Date: 2010-10: A Faux Relic - Bones Saint Brigid (Breadth)
As part of a role that I intend to play at an event I will be playing the part of a Monk. I will be serving as a corrupt member of the clergy. While I travel the lands spreading the word of the one true Church I also sell indulgences and display the bones of my Patron Saint. Saint Brigid the patron Saint of blacksmiths as well as many Celts. I created this relic by taking a portion of a pig leg bone and cutting it down. I boiled it and bleached it. After all the flesh was cleaned from the bone and it was dried I aged it with a stain which I made from boiled black walnuts. The container I keep the relic in is a brass box purchsed from Salvation Army. The box is lined with a Burgundy wool pouch which I hand stiched using remnants from a woman's blazer I purchased from Salvation Army as well.


Date: 2010-10: Wooden dice - Loaded (Breadth)

As part of a role that I intend to play at a local event I will be playing the part of a Monk. I will be serving as a corrupt member of the clergy. To further that corruption, while running various games of chance I wanted to create a few sets of actual dice as well as these sets of "loaded" dice. I created 4 sets of corrupt dice. One set of dice has 2 fives on each die increasing the chance of rolling fives. The fives were drilled on opposite sides so as to decrease the chance that anyone would notice. Two other sets were made with a similar notion. One set only has 4s, 5s, and 6s and the other set rolls only 1s, 2s and 3s. Since at any one time onlty three sides are visible to any one person I put the matching numbers on opposite sides. The final set of dice was created by drilling out the number 1. I placed a 1/8th ounce lead weight in the 1 and then repainted it so that it would not be visible. The extra weight reduces the radomness and significantly reduces the occurance of a 1 being rolled.
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Date: 2010-10: Wooden dice - Regular (not loaded) (Breadth)
As part of a role that I intend to play at a local event I will be playing the part of a Monk. I will be serving as a corrupt member of the clergy. To further that corruption, while running various games of chance I created a few sets of "loaded" dice. I also created this set of "correct" dice which look the same. I plan on using my large sleeves to hide the extra dice and occasionally swap between the loaded and regular dice so as to reducde detection.
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Date: 2010-10: Hand Stitched Plaid Wool Cap (Persona, Breadth and Depth)

This wool cap was based on pattern from the book "Medieval Taylors Assistant". This project was a complete after thought. I used a plaid wool blanket to mock up a cassock for a Friar's robe I was making. After I finished the hood, I fell in love with the wool material and didn't want to waste any of it. I kept the scraps and had to create a project so that I could use the cabbage and not let it go to waste. The hat was made from four pieces of wool and completely hand stitched using a combination of stab stitches and back stitching with 100% linen thread.



Date: 2010-10: Hand Stitched Split Finger Wool Mittens (Persona and Depth)

While digging around in my basement looking for some wool for a Friar's outfit, I came across a bin of scrap material I had kept. Some years ago I created a hand stitched wool tunic. I washed the tunic one too many times while eating one too many dinners and I soon found the tunic no longer fit. I cut it apart and reused some of the wool for a mantle. The rest of the scrap sat in a bin in my basement. I decided to make a pair of three fingered mittens based on a pattern from the book Medieval Taylors Assistant. Each mitten was made from three pieces of wool and completely hand stitched using a combination of stab stitches and back stitching with 100% linen thread.
Date: 2011-01: Hand Stitched - White Linen Shirt (No Ruffles) (Breadth)


Date: 2011-01: Hand Stitched - White Linen Shirt (No Ruffles) (Breadth)

This is another linen shirt which was entirely hand stitched using a handmade brass needle. I've used my brass needles before. In fact I believe I have over 50 hours of hand sewing on one of my needles. This shirt was in fact the first garment that was entirely constructed using my homemade needles. The material is a lightweight white linen constructed with white silk. It was constructed using a similar technique to my redworked shirt, although I used white silk instead of red silk this time. All the seams were button hole stitched and then laced together to provide a nice woven appearance when worn. The material for the shirt is the same weight as the linen I used for a ruff I recently made. This shirt has no ruffles on the collar or cuffs as I intend to wear it with that separate detachable ruff. Rather than putting ties or laces on the cuffs I chose to use an extant shirt as an example. I eased a whole into each side of the cuff and button hole stitched the hole. I chose this option for no other reason than I've never done it before and wanted to see how it looked. I like the appearance better than the typical ties I usually use."



Date: 2011-03: Pounce (Persona and Breadth)
Pounce was made from ground cuttlefish bone, sandarac and other items.  Note sandarac currently sells for $55 a pound on eBay and is therefore out of my price range for this project.  The pounce I made can be sued for both paper sizing and as a blotter.  For use with sizing I mixed with ground rosin instead of sandarac.  Both are varieties of tree sap.  One of my kids dropped their cake of rosin while moving their violins around.  It cracked and was therefore replaced by the violin store.  As the rosin had no more use to my kids it became available for my SCA use.  I used the rosin as a cheap and available substitute for sandarac.  The rest of the materials used were ground up cuttlefish bone, ground pumice and ground salt.  I mixed 5 parts cuttlefish bone, 4 parts pumice 2 parts rosin and one part salt.  I ground up each material individually and them combined them all and reground them mixture.  I then sifted the final mixture to extract any large portions of pumice or bone flakes which were not fully ground up.




Date: 2011-04: IRCC - Gloves (Persona, Breadth and Depth)
This is a portion of an overall outfit I hope to enter into a Pentathlon in the future year(s). The overall garment is intended to be worn by an Italian gentleman who living between 1520 and 1540. Creating the pattern for these gloves was not too difficult, but choosing the right leather was. I tried four different recycled leathers before I decided to buy the leather I used from Tandy Leather. These hand stitched leather gloves are made of thin cow leather and stitched together with polyester button thread which I waxed with bees wax."



Date: 2011-05: IRCC - Paternoster (Non-Looped) (Persona and Breadth)
Article of clothing which was constructed as part of the IRCC challenge. This is a portion of an overall outfit I hope to enter into a Pentathlon in the future year(s). The overall garment is intended to be worn by an Italian gentleman who living between 1520 and 1540. A single strand paternoster not made in loop. This style was used by men while the looped version was used by both men and women. This paternoster has 100 black glass beads and 10 larger black & yellow beads which were purchased from Walmart. There are two slightly larger yellow beads on each end which I found on a neclace at Salvation Army. The beads are strung with a heavy weight black linen thread which was waxed with bees wax. The tassle at the end was made from black cotton line with a loop which I fashioned from a piece of brass rod.


Date: 2011-06: IRCC - Handkerchief (Persona, Breadth and Depth)

This article of clothing was constructed as part of the IRCC challenge. The overall garment is intended to be worn by an Italian gentleman who living between 1520 and 1540. This item is a linen handkerchief. The edges were rolled and bound with hand stitched blanket stitches using linen thread. I then hand stitched some store bought lace to the edge. I’d love to learn to make the lace, but until I start making lace I’m stuck with the store bought variety.



Date: 2011-06: IRCC - Paternoster Pouch (Persona and Depth)
This article of clothing was constructed as part of the IRCC challenge. This is a portion of an overall outfit I hope to enter into a Pentathlon in the future year(s). The overall garment is intended to be worn by an Italian gentleman who living between 1520 and 1540. This is a leather pouch styled to match a single strand paternoster I recently made. This leather pouch has leather draw string and two tassels on the corners. The tassels are smaller versions which are designed to match the one I made for the prayer beads. The leather was originally part of a sleeve from a coat I purchased from Salvation Army. The pouch was hand stitched together using waxed linen thread. The finished tassels were joined to the pouch using finger loop braided string.



Date: 2011-06: IRCC - Hand Stitched Underwear (Persona, Breadth and Depth)

Article of clothing which was constructed as part of the IRCC challenge. This is a portion of an overall outfit I hope to enter into a Pentathlon in the future year(s). The overall garment is intended to be worn by an Italian gentleman who living between 1520 and 1540. This pair of underwear has about 8 hours of hand sewing so far and is almost done. I have created these without a pattern. I based the design on a pair of extant men’s underwear from the mid-16th century. As far as I could tell from the photo, it was a lined pair of underwear. There are reinforced holes used to add lacing for the hose. I will hand stitch the hose later and finish the rest of the holes. This item was made from a light weight linen lining and a slightly heavier, linen outer layer. The linen I used for the outer layer is a very soft loose weave. It is very comfortable. I drafted the patter out of a piece of curtain I bought from Salvation Army. I pinned the mockup together and when I liked the pattern I hand stitched the lining and the outer layers together. I’ve included a few photos of close-ups of the reinforced lacing holes. Even though these are a simple pair of underwear which nobody will ever see worn, I am rather happy with the way they turned out. All of the hand stitching is about 1/16th of an inch or less.

Date: 2011-06: IRCC - Hand Stitched Leather Belt Pouch (Persona, Breadth and Depth)

Article of clothing which was constructed as part of the IRCC challenge. This is a portion of an overall outfit I hope to enter into a Pentathlon in the future year(s). The overall garment is intended to be worn by an Italian gentleman who living between 1520 and 1540.

Date: 2011-07: Illuminated Scroll Blank (Breadth)

I'd wanted to try calligraphy and make a scroll for someone. I attended an event where somebody was giving instruction on how to make a scroll blank. They were asking for volunteers to create scroll blanks which were to be given to the crown as gifts. I chose to do a free hand style Celtic knot work type scroll. I’m not really happy with the way it came out, but it was only my first attempt. As the scroll was to be gifted from the Barony of Ayerton I chose to embed 5 six pointed stars as is found on the Barony’s heraldry. I also chose to do the Celtic snakes in blue and green as those are they barony’s colors.

Date: 2012-01: Illuminated Scroll Blank - 10
Scroll blank created as part of the Midrealm Scroll Blank Challenge.
Paper Stock: Strathmore Bristol Board - Vellum Surface, 9in X 12in
Paint: Gouache
Gilding: Holbein Gold gouache.
Technique: Free hand sketched with a mechanical pencil. 
Inked in with India ink applied with a metal-nibbed dip pen. 
Applied color using brushed on gouache paint.
Inspiration: Design found on website (http://calligraphypen.wordpress.com/). http://calligraphypen.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/calligraphy-design-simple-drawn-and-painted-borders/

Date: 2012-01: Illuminated Scroll Blank - 11
Scroll blank created as part of the Midrealm Scroll Blank Challenge.
Paper Stock: Strathmore Bristol Board - Vellum Surface, 9in X 12in
Paint: Gouache
Gilding: Holbein Gold gouache.
Technique: Free hand sketched with a mechanical pencil. 
Inked in with India ink applied with a metal-nibbed dip pen. 
Applied color using brushed on gouache paint.
Inspiration: Design found on website (http://calligraphypen.wordpress.com/). http://calligraphypen.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/calligraphy-design-simple-drawn-and-painted-borders/

Date: 2012-01: Illuminated Scroll Blank - 14
Scroll blank created as part of the Midrealm Scroll Blank Challenge.
Paper Stock: Strathmore Bristol Board - Vellum Surface, 9in X 12in
Paint: Gouache
Gilding: Holbein Gold gouache.
Technique: Free hand sketched with a mechanical pencil. 
Inked in with India ink applied with a metal-nibbed dip pen. 
Applied color using brushed on gouache paint.
Inspiration: Design found on website (http://calligraphypen.wordpress.com/). http://calligraphypen.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/calligraphy-design-simple-drawn-and-painted-borders/
Date: 2012-01: Illuminated Scroll Blank - 15 (Persona and Depth)

Date: 2012-01: Illuminated Scroll Blank - 15 (Persona and Depth)
Scroll blank created as part of the Midrealm Scroll Blank Challenge.
Paper Stock: Strathmore Bristol Board - Vellum Surface, 9in X 12in
Paint: Gouache
Gilding: Holbein Gold gouache.
Technique: Free hand sketched with a mechanical pencil. 
Inked in with India ink applied with a metal-nibbed dip pen. 
Applied color using brushed on gouache paint.
Inspiration: Design found on website (http://calligraphypen.wordpress.com/). http://calligraphypen.wordpress.com/2009/05/07/calligraphy-design-simple-drawn-and-painted-borders/

Date: 2012-01: Illuminated Scroll Blank - 30
Scroll blank created as part of the Midrealm Scroll Blank Challenge.

Date: 2012-01: Illuminated Scroll Blank - 34 - Celtic Style (Tell)
Scroll blank created as part of the Midrealm Scroll Blank Challenge.
Paper Stock: Strathmore Bristol Board - Vellum Surface, 9in X 12in
Paint: Gouache
Gilding: None
Technique: Free hand sketched with a mechanical pencil. 
Inked in with India ink applied with a metal-nibbed dip pen. 
Applied color using brushed on gouache paint.
Inspiration: Border was inspired by a section of a 7th century plaque as represented in the book 101 Celtic Beasts.
Initial word Pay inspired by decorations from the Book of the Kells.


Date: 2012-01: 10 Year old girls medieval style green dress (Depth)
Basic medieval period one piece gown. Machine sewn. This was for my daughter who doesn't like period fitting clothing. This was made to be practical and actually worn by her. If I fitted it too snug she would never wear it. Hand finished cuffs, collars and lacing holes.
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Date: 2012-01: 10 Year old girls medieval style blue dress (Depth)
Basic medieval period one piece gown. Machine sewn. This was for my daughter who doesn't like period fitting clothing. This was made to be practical and actually worn by her. If I fitted it too snug she would never wear it. Hand finished cuffs, collars and lacing holes.
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Date: 2012-01: Demo/Class: Period Pins and Needles (Breadth)
Teach a class - Taught my first class at the Festival of Maidens in January 2012.
11:00 Pins and Needles:
Study and construction of period pins and needles. Overview of the extant examples and the construction of period pins and needles as well as hands on practice creating a period item. Limit 6 for hands-on participation (sign up at troll); no limit for observers. Participants must me 18 or attend with a supervising adult. In lieu of a fee for handouts and materials, the instructor asks only for small token. The contributor of the most interesting token will receive a “prize” and the appreciation of the instructor.

Date: 2012-02: Ayerton Blue and Green Fashion Show - Linen Braies (Persona, Breadth and Depth)
Self threaded linen 12th century braes.  Entirely hand stitched using only threads pulled from the selvege, waxed with bees wax.
 


Date: 2012-02: Ayerton Blue and Green Fashion Show - Linen Coif (Persona and Depth)
Garment to be worn as part of the Stone Dog Baronial Green and Blue Fashion Show
Twelfth century linen coif. Entirely hand stitched using linen thread waxed with bees wax.

 

Date: 2012-02: Ayerton Blue and Green Fashion Show - Wool Belt Pouch Lined with Linen (Persona and Depth)
Garment to be worn as part of the Stone Dog Baronial Green and Blue Fashion Show
Version which is similar to Kathy's belt pouch. Heavy wool lined with linen using a leather thong as a closure. The wool was taken from a Salvation Army woman’s coat. The linen was from scraps left over from a recent shirt/braes created for the same fashion show. The leather thong was reclaimed from a leather shoulder belt attached to a woman’s brief case from Salvation Army.
 

Date: 2012-02: Ayerton Blue and Green Fashion Show - Linen Shirt (Persona and Depth)
Garment to be worn as part of the Stone Dog Baronial Green and Blue Fashion Show
Self-threaded linen 12th century shirt. Entirely hand stitched using only threads pulled from the selvage, waxed with bees wax.












Date: 2012-02: Ayerton Blue and Green Fashion Show - Hand Stitched Fur Lined Blue Wool Mittens (Depth)
While digging around in my basement looking for some wool I came across a bin of scrap material I had kept. I tend to be a bit of a pack rat and so, when I was at a sewing guild and a fellow tailor indicated that they would be throwing away their scrap I quickly accepted the remnant wool. The wool was left over from a cloak she had crafted. There wasn't much, but there was enough to create a nice sized pair of wool mittens. I also collected a contribution of a couple rabbit furs from another member who indicated that she had been storing them for some time with no plans for their use. I decided to make a pair of fur lined wool mittens based on a pattern from the book Medieval Taylors Assistant. Each mitten was made from two pieces of heavy blue wool and completely hand stitched using a combination of stab stitches and back stitching with 100% linen thread. The rabbit fur had to be cut pieced together to make a piece large enough for each mitten. I had to patch 3 pieces of fur together to get a piece large enough for each mitten.
 




Date: 2012-02: Ayerton Blue and Green Fashion Show - Garters (Depth)
Garment to be worn as part of the Stone Dog Baronial Green and Blue Fashion Show.
I dyed some wool for the hosen and the hood I was making. I cut off about a 3/4 inch edge of the selvage of the wool and used that for garters. I backed the wool with the selvage edge of the linen which I also dyed the same color. I used a simple blanket stitch to join the two layers together using heavy white linen thread. I chose not to add any buckles on this set of garters as I was recommended by a Laurel friend that a person of my station would not have the money to purchase such extravagancies as the metal used for buckles.


Date: 2012-03: Ayerton Blue and Green Fashion Show - Linen Cotte (Coat) (Persona and Breadth)
Garment to be worn as part of the Stone Dog Baronial Green and Blue Fashion Show.
Hand stitched linen shirt. Entirely hand stitched using linen thread waxed with bees wax. Used a layout found in Medieval Tailors Assistant. The garment was constructed half blue and half green. Both colors were dyed using comercial Rit dye.
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Date: 2012-03: Ayerton Blue and Green Fashion Show - Wool Hood (Persona and Depth)
Garment to be worn as part of the Stone Dog Baronial Green and Blue Fashion Show.
Hand stitched wool hood lined with linen. Entirely hand stitched using linen thread waxed with bees wax. Used a pattern found in Medieval Tailors Assistant. The outer portion of the garment was constructed half blue and half green using dyed wool. The lining was constructed of yellow linen which was also dyed.

 


Date: 2012-03: Ayerton Blue and Green Fashion Show - Simple Leather Belt with copper buckle (Breadth and Depth)
Garment to be worn as part of the Stone Dog Baronial Green and Blue Fashion Show.


Date: 2012-04: Ayerton Blue and Green Fashion Show - Turnshoes (Persona, Breadth and Depth)
Garment to be worn as part of the Stone Dog Baronial Green and Blue Fashion Show.

Date: 2012-04: Ayerton Blue and Green Fashion Show - Wool Chauses (hosen) (Breadth)
Garment to be worn as part of the Stone Dog Baronial Green and Blue Fashion Show.


Date: 2012-05: Kingdom Level Award Scroll - 46 - AoA (Persona and Breadth)
Kingdom Level Award Scroll - Illumination and calligraphy - AoA
Arlecchino (Randy Winderlich) Constellation/Mynydd Seren - AoA
Assisted in procuring new members via numerous demonstrations, dancing,
faithful reconstruction of the Commedia Dell'arte character Arlecchino



Date: 2012-05: Kingdom Level Award Scroll - 47 - Dragon's Barb (Persona and Breadth)
Kingdom Level Award Scroll - Illumination and calligraphy - Dragon's Barb
Chernislava Alekseeva (Lisa Coss) Constellation/Mynydd Seren - Dragon's Barb
Exemplary skill with a bow and devotion to the teaching of
archery, assisted in the running of the line and in preparation for event,
and helped train novice archers in both basic and advanced techniques.



Date: 2012-06: CTC - Stone Spindle Whorls (Breadth)
Part of the CTC challenge received from Kelli Vandegrift. Create a period Spindle whorl from soapstone which is balanced and usable to spin wool.






Date: 2012-07: CTC - Leather Hand tools to make quiver (Persona and Depth)

Part of the CTC challenge - Received from D4. - A hip quiver capable of holding at least a dozen arrows.  I created a set of over 30 metal tools which will be used for tooling leather.  There are a variety of shapes and sizes.  As I practiced the design I intend to used I kept adding more and more shapes to the mix.  All the tools were made from steel nails purchased from Home Depot.


Date: 2012-07: Bone Thimble (Breadth)
Thimble made from a lamb bone


Date: 2012-07: Pennsic St. Sebastian Archer Award Scroll - 48 (Breadth)
At Pennsic this year there will be a St. Sebastian archery shoot. There will be a total of 8 winners in their classes. The theme is creatures from the Book of Kells. Scroll size will be 1/2 sheet of Pergamenta. The scrolls needed will be for the best shooter in: Archer.
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“Born of ash and yew, strength in the hand and aim that is true,
A bow across the sky, another in the river,
Whence swallows upward fly, like arrows from a quiver”

Let all know that you have received the Accolade of Archer at the second annual Saint Sebastian Archery Competition at Pennsic 41 XLI.
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Illumination & Calligraphy by: Ercc Glaison
Email: Ercc.Glaison@gmail.com
Scroll blank created as part of the Midrealm Scroll Blank Challenge.
Paper Stock: Pergamenata Heavyweight, 5X7 inches, from John Neal Bookseller
Paint: Gouache
Technique: Free hand sketched with a mechanical pencil.
Inked in with India ink applied with a metal-nibbed dip pen.
Applied color using brushed on gouache paint.
Inspiration: Various images from the Book of the Kells



Date: 2012-09: Wire Finger Ring (Breadth)
Went to a Metal and Glass symposium and took a class on wire finger rings taught by Master Philippe de Lyon. The handout was based on pages from the book Dress Accessories, c.1150-c.1450 (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London). These are the two rings which I made during the class. Simple, cute and the seem to fit my daughters perfectly. These are the only two which I’ve attempted to make, but I can see working on some other variations in the future. One is made from silver plated wire and a red coral bead. The other ring is made from antiqued brass wire with a fresh water pearl. I understand that the instructor purchased all of the supplies from Hobby Lobby and each ring costs less than a few dollars when supplies can be found on sale.






Date: 2012-10: Landsknecht Peacock Outfit - Tellerbarett (Platter Hat) (Persona and Breadth)
Part of overall German outfit for Chrystal Ball on November 16~18, 2012.




Part of overall German outfit for Chrystal Ball on November 16~18, 2012.
Doublet & Shorts: Wool, linen and silk garment.  All wool was collected from recycled Salvation Army coats and both garments were entirely hand stitched.

 


Date: 2013-01: Midlands Largesse project - Leather Archery Bracer (Persona and Breadth)
SCA Name: Eadric the Smith
Modern Name: Max isenholt
607 W. Washington St
Champaign, IL 61820
Persona: 10th Century Anglo-Saxon West England
Preferences: Colors are medium gray and forest green (white and black work, too); prefer to not have foodstuff; I do archery, thrown weapons, and learning blacksmithing.
Heraldry: Gyronny argent and vert, two ravens volant and an anvil reversed sable.



Date: 2012-11: Scroll 49 - Award Scroll - AOA for Michka Bailey awarded at RUM 2012 (Breadth)
Paper Stock: Pergamenata
Ink/Paint: India Ink & Gouache
Technique: Free hand sketched with a mechanical pencil.
Inked in with India ink applied with a metal-nibbed dip pen.
Applied color using brushed on gouache paint.
Scroll Text: Be it known that we Dag, King by right of arms of the Middle Kingdom, and AnneMarie our Queen are minded to grant unto Michka of Blackhawk an Award of Arms in recognition of her service to the Middle Kingdom and the shire of Blackhawk. We bestow upon her the right to bear arms as registered within the Society without let or hindrance from any person, and the rights and responsibilities conveyed by her rank from this day onward. Done this 3rd day of November, by our hand, in the year 2012, Anno Societatis A.S. 47, in the Canton of Vanished Wood at this event All Souls with R.U.M.

 
Date: 2012-11: Scroll 50 - Award scroll - Purple Fret for Heather Marie Hall (Breadth)
Paper Stock: Pergamenata
Ink/Paint: India Ink & Chinese water colors.
Technique: Inked in with India ink applied with a metal-nibbed dip pen.
Applied color using brushed on watercolor paints.



Date: 2013-01: Scroll 51 - Baronial Scroll - Order of Leo (Persona and Breadth)
Order of Leo - Aethelwulf of Dover – glass blowing, beadmaking, plate making

Date: 2013-01: Scroll 52 - Baronial Scroll - Award of Pleiades (Persona and Breadth)
Award of Pleiades –Gearalt o'Tuathail – for many and varied services to the baron and baroness


Date: 2013-01: Scroll 53 - Illuminated Scroll (Depth II)
Scroll blank created for the 12th Night Event - Laurel Prize Tourney Challenge -
Dame Jocelyn: Best scroll blank inspired by a 12th or 13th century German Manuscript. Only. Documentation needed: the manuscript name, place or region, date or time period, and modern book or website where original found.
Image selected from Book: Illuminated Manuscripts of Germany and Central Europe. Page 79. Peter Comestor, Historia Scholastica, fol 211v. Austria, Ca. 1300.
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Date: 2013-01: Scroll 54 - Illuminated Scroll (Depth II)
Scroll blank created for the 12th Night Event - Laurel Prize Tourney Challenge -
Dame Jocelyn: Best scroll blank inspired by a 12th or 13th century German Manuscript. Only. Documentation needed: the manuscript name, place or region, date or time period, and modern book or website where original found.
Image selected from Book: Illuminated Manuscripts of Germany and Central Europe. Page 64. leaf from sacramentary Southwestern Germany or Switzerland, third quarter of 12th century.
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Date: 2013-02: Mary Rose style Bone Hair comb (Breadth)
Handmade nit comb made from cow bone.
Date: 2013-02: Pennsic Friar - Bone Nit Comb (Breadth)
Handmade comb made from cow bone and small pieces of bronze.

Date: 2013-02: Pennsic Friar - Mary Rose - Bone manicure set (Breadth)Replica of the manicure kit found on the Mary Rose



Date: 2013-03: Leather rawhide mallet (Breadth)
Leather rawhide mallet

Date: 2013-02: Pinner's bone (breadth)
Bone tool used for shaping and sharpening pins.



Date: 2012-02: Scale/balance - Small Coin Balance (Breadth)

Scale used to measure money during transactions


Date: 2013-03: Scroll 55 - Illuminated Scroll - Archery Champions Award scroll (Depth II)
Midlands archery champion award scroll illumination.

 


Date: 2012-07: CTC - Leather Hand tools to make quiver (Breadth)
Part of the CTC challenge - Received from D4. - A hip quiver capable of holding at least a dozen arrows, tooled as you I see fit. This is a collection of about 40 tools made from various metal nails pounded, heated, gound and polished to an assortment of shapes and sizes.




Date: 2013-04: CTC - Hand tooled leather quiver (Breadth)
Part of the CTC challenge - Received from Dave Nolan. A hip quiver capable of holding at least a dozen arrows, tooled as I see fit.




Date: 2013-04: Scroll 12 - AoA Illuminated and Calligraphy for Janet of Ravenslake (Depth II)
AoA given to at Carnival 2013
Award of Arms for her dedicated service to the Shire of Ravenslake





Date: 2013-04: Demonstration of pin making (Breadth)
As part of the pentathlon I demonstrated the process of making a brass pin based on an extant example from the late 16th century.

Date: : Scale/balance - Weights (Breadth)
1/10th ounce weights used with the scale used to measure money during transactions

Date: WIP: Landsknecht Peacock Outfit - Shirt (Persona and Depth)
Part of overall German outfit for Chrystal Ball on November 16~18, 2012.

Date: 2012-10: Landsknecht Peacock Outfit - Wams (Doublet) (Persona, Breadth and Depth)
Part of overall German outfit for Chrystal Ball on November 16~18, 2012.

Date: 2013-05: Pennsic Friar - Penner (Persona and Breadth)
For use at Pennsic 42 Friar campsite:  A penner is a sort of case used to contain pens and related scribal tools.  This leather case was constructed of two layers of heavy vegitable tanned leather dyed black and coated with olive oil.
  

Date: 2013-05:  Leather Cup Holder



Date: 2013-05: Leather Needle Case

Date: 2013-06:  Dragon's Barb Scroll - (Depth II)
Method/Material:  Hand sketched using mechanical pencil on Pergamenata.
Inked with metal tipped dip pen using black India ink.
Painted with Guache.



I have encountered a technical issue with this page.
Apparently there are too many images.  I will no longer be keeping this page up to date with projects related to the A&S 50 challenge.  I have completed 3 of my four challenges and will keep track of my list, but will not be publishing any additional pictures to this page.  I will be adding details on individual blog posts.  This particular summary page has just gotten a bit too out of hand for Blogspot to manage.

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