Archive for November, 2010

Medieval materials for the 18th century reenactor?

November 29, 2010

I was just cleaning up my favourites and I found this Swedish shop selling stuff for the medieval reenactor – Medeltidsmode. I had a look through the shop to see if I should save the link. I am interested in medieval reenacting, but right not I have only the 18th century on my mind – so my radar is set on that period. When looking through the goods I found myself thinking: “Ooh, that fabric would do nicely for shifts” a.s.o.
   They also have these old-fashioned pins, said to be perfect for fine fabrics:

So go have a look through the shop! Or go have a look in other medieval or maybe renaissance reenacting shops. Everything wasn’t new and novel in the 18th century – still today we use techniques and materials with roots waaaaay back in the history of fashion. ;D

A summer adventure

November 26, 2010

I just found a few images from a summer adventure at Stjernsunds castle!

This castle was built in the early 1800’s, but there was an earlier castle on the same spot which dates back to the 17th century. A few paintings of former inhabitants of the old castle still adorns the walls of the newer castle. I had the chance to see but not photograph 2 portraits of ladies from the 18th century, if I only could remember their names! 😄

This is me, excited to go on the trip. ;P

The interior furnishing and decor is from the 1850’s, here’s a photo of the neo rococo furniture in a salon – love love loved it! Photo: Philip Håkanson, read more about the castle and see more photos here.

The huge lock on the door – after entering, photography was prohibited.

Are you still there?

November 26, 2010

Hope you’re still reading! 😄 Yes, this job stole a lot of sewing-time – but the truth is I already was extreeeeeemely bored with sewing on the trim! I have however noticed that I can steer my motivation for different projects. My motivation for this project was low for quite a while, but by starting to loook through my neglected blog feeds and watching The Duchess (again) – my motivation is growing! ;D
So, today I’m spending the day at home, being sick. I have christmas presents to make – but when they’re done I think I’ll take up the trimming again! ;D
And here’s a lol for ya:

Fan!

November 19, 2010

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Sorry, been busy – but look what I found! =D


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