Ask me anything!

So, while I'm taking a short break from heavy SCA sewing and research, I want everybody to help me keep my brain ticking. Every week, or however often I get questions, I'm going to have a question/answer column here on my blog. Feel free to ask me anything about Roman and Byzantine history, textiles, clothing, … Continue reading Ask me anything!

Hello, Caid.

I have successfully transferred my domicile from the East Kingdom and the balmy tropics of New England, to the sunny and never-changing perfection that is Southern California. I do have updates I need to get done, but I'm also planning for San Diego Comic-Con, and Pennsic AT THE SAME TIME. Yes, that's right, I'm flying … Continue reading Hello, Caid.

Pennsic class materials posted.

As always, I have posted my class materials on Google Drive. Don't forget to visit my Classes tab to access handouts and modules from previous classes. The Orient Express: Did the Byzantines wear Persian?: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4jf5ZhBMl5xY3phVU5FSFlyVlk/view?usp=sharing Deconstructing the Metropolitan Museum of Art's "Tunic Under the Stairs": https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4jf5ZhBMl5xWGVQSVNoWDBSejg Color images: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4jf5ZhBMl5xazJuSHZDY0gwdUE/view?usp=sharing   If you would like a … Continue reading Pennsic class materials posted.

Deconstructing the “Tunic Under the Stairs” at the Met.

***NOTE: AS OF JANUARY 2016, THE TUNIC IS NO LONGER IN THE GALLERY. THEY HAVE ANOTHER EXHIBIT ON PAINTED LINEN WHICH IS VERY COOL AND YOU SHOULD GO SEE ANYWAY.*** ***OH LOOK, ANOTHER NOTE: AS OF FEBRUARY 2016, THE PATTERN I MADE IS INCORRECT AND WILL BE UPDATED THANKS TO SOME KEEN OBSERVATIONS BY SOUTH-RUS.ORG, … Continue reading Deconstructing the “Tunic Under the Stairs” at the Met.

A review of FutureLearn’s course on “Hadrian’s Wall: Life on the Roman Frontier”

Readers of my blog will probably recall a post I made not long ago, well, six weeks ago to be exact, on my beginning of a course on FutureLearn. I reblogged a post "Who built the wall?" when the course started, and now I feel urged to share a poem by Rudyard Kipling, "The Roman … Continue reading A review of FutureLearn’s course on “Hadrian’s Wall: Life on the Roman Frontier”