Once Upon a Dream: A Foray into the 15th Century

We have an event here in Calafia called Winter Arts. Being that it's one of the few events in the barony where you're indoors, typically, you want some fancy duds.  Back in September, a group of us decided that we would tackle something different, and something different being Burgundian. Now, I don't know about you, … Continue reading Once Upon a Dream: A Foray into the 15th Century

Women in the Middle Ages were badass, and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.

Yet another find of women's bones in a Norse gravesite, and the media blows up that she was a a fierce, Viking warrior before the archaeologists get her in the lab. It seems like modern men and women, dazzled by the success of Vikings, really want to grasp at anything that comes across questionable websites … Continue reading Women in the Middle Ages were badass, and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.

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!

A very merry Anachronistic and Impulsive Arts and Crafts Weekend at Anna’s Rome!

This is what happens when I catch a cold, miss an event, and decide to not do homework. When I'm sick, I get bored, and when I'm bored and hopped up on cold medicine, well...I needed to tinker. Edited on 9-28-2015 to add finished pictures. PROJECT ONE: WEAVING THINGS. Well, I started by warping up … Continue reading A very merry Anachronistic and Impulsive Arts and Crafts Weekend at Anna’s Rome!

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.