This challenge is specifically set towards those that have not had the opportunity to sew a garment/object by hand. This challenge is NOT a competion, merely a place for new handsewers to document their progress and seek feedback and help, and to challenge themselves. Sewers that are experienced in hand stitching items will not be excluded, but this is meant as a chance for those with no experience in this realm to get a start.The Challenge I propose is that all persons joining the challenge pick a garment or object of textile nature, no matter how small or large, i.e. a pilgrim bag, a Coif or any type of hat, socks, flag, gloves etc., and have at least one form of documentation for its existence during the SCA time period. Acceptable forms of documentation for this project will be paintings/woodcuts/drawings with the desired object in it or a picture of the desired object.The challenge starts first of June and will end one year later. People can join the challenge at any time during this year. Those of you with handsewing experience are invited to follow the blog, and leave comments and feedback as the challenge progresses. The challenge is based in Drachenwald, but is open to all kingdoms. If you would like to join the challenge (and the blog) please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Accepting Gottfried's challenge
Greetings all, from the Barony of the Cleftlands in the fairest Kingdom of the Midrealm. I have sewn many things with machines, and an occassional seam or repair by hand, but never completed a whole item by hand. I am still undecided as to my selection, though it will be something from the 14th century English area. If I don't panic I may try a silk jupon lined in linen similar to that found in the effigy of Prince Edward. If I find that too overwhelming I may try a hood, arming cap, or kidney pouch in the same style.
James ap Llewellyn, squire to Sir Gauss Magnusson, loyal subject of the Midrealm