Introduction to the Challenge

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 to be added!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Taking part in this Challenge

I want to make a real handsewn Birka-Viking apron.I will use green,hopefully gark green,wool .I will take the original Birka-founded cut for it. Maybe I can dye the wool for myself...And there will be mediveal stitches all arround to border it,with dark red wool.
I will research to find a picture to show what I'm going to do.


Anya said...

yay! I can't wait to see how it's going! If you need any help with the dyeing, just let me know!

Anya said...

Odi, have a look at these links:

Gottfried said...

how goes the searching?
If there is something I could help with please tell me so.