Laurel Weaving

As I mentioned last week, the peerages are the highest awards in the Society for Creative Anachronism.  The Order of the Laurel is for arts and/or sciences, indicating that someone has done years of research, artwork, and teaching of a medieval craft. Another good friend of mine was elevated last year to the Order of

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Custom Master of Defense Pauldron

In the Society for Creative Anachronism, the highest award you can get is being elevated to a peerage.  There are five peerages: the Royal Peers, related to being King/Queen; the Order of the Chivalry, for armored combat; the Order of the Laurel, for arts and/or sciences; the Order of the Pelican, for service; and the

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Largesse Tourney, Year 2!

This past January at the Twelfth Night event I coordinated the second Pentamere largesse tourney!  This is a tournament to make sets of a dozen items to be donated to somewhere in the Middle Kingdom – the crown, or a more local group (Barony, Canton, etc), so that they have prizes to give out. I

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Garden 2016!

Once again I have a garden!  These photos are only from 11 days ago, and I’m already astounded by how much the garden has grown since then.  I’ve already eaten two salads from it, and used some kale and herbs in a bean soup.  It’s so wonderful! I’m just so excited to have a garden

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Dragon Pick-Up Weave

I was asked to post the pattern for the dragon in the Norse-inspired Draco Invictus weave I made a few years ago.  Draco Invictus (dragon unconquered/invincible) is the motto/war-cry of the Middle Kingdom, and I wove it in Viking runes along with two dragons.  I made the pattern for the dragons myself, after being inspired

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Life Stuff

Recovering from a mental wound is very similar to recovering from physical injuries.  It hurts like hell for forever, and then slowly starts to improve, with lots of fits and starts.  Then, once the initial wound is largely put back together, there’s lots of time with physical therapy.  You push the boundaries slowly, and it

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Garden Spring 2015!

My garden gets me ridiculously excited on a regular basis.  I just have to share how awesome this is!  These first two pictures are from a couple months ago, right after the snow melted.  The spinach plants from last fall survived the winter! Now contrast that to what those spinach plants look like now.  I

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Red Fret Pick-Up Inkle Weave

This beautiful weave of a red fret is made of silk and cotton.  The white is a gorgeous silk generously given to me by Dillon ap Dillon, an amazing tablet weaver in the Barony of Cynnabar.  The red fibers is crochet cotton size 10, purchased from JoAnn’s.  I love the contrast of the shiny silk

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