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Green Harp Belt

Following on from my post about making new belts for Wendy, see post here, I have finally finished off the green belt with pewter harps. It took a while to get round to finishing off the dying of the leather, … Continue reading

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New Belts

While we were at St Johns I made a bunch of harp-shaped belt mounts under the guidance of the talented Edward Braythwayte. Now I am working on the belt itself fro Wendy. We decided on an Aqua Green colour for the … Continue reading

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Pourpoint

It appears that there are 2 different garments that get called a pourpoint. One is an outer layer, often padded that may have started as part of a knight’s armor. The other is a waistcoat style garment that was used … Continue reading

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Ladies Chemise

A medieval lady’s outfit would always begin with a white undergarment. In 14th century England, linen was cheaper than cotton, and therefore was the more commonly used fabric for clothing – especially clothing that was required to be more hard-wearing. … Continue reading

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Seating

As part of our living history setup Wendy and I decided we needed better seating as often we would end up dragging logs from the wood pile or sitting on the floor. As with all things camp related it needs … Continue reading

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Leather Box

In this project, I am making a leather box for a friend of mine. The box design I decided to use has a joined lid so was to be made out of a single piece of leather. The final dimensions … Continue reading

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