Projects

  • 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, once that was done I fitted all the mounts on and checked it all looked right. ...
  • 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 belt itself, although the dye has come out darker than we thought it would. I also ...
  • 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 to attach the hose, or sometimes with armor the leg harness, as an alternative to ...
  • 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. Ironically, in modern day New Zealand, linen is substantially more costly than cotton, and to ...
  • 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 to fit into the camp setting nicely, be easy to transport and store and ideally ...
  • 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 were to be 8″”x5″”x2″”. The pattern for it looks like this I cut the basic shape out ...