Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Finished Sampler

Here is the finished sampler. It was fairly easy to do - it was done on the largest of the aida cloth weaves with 3 strands of floss. Now we go smaller!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

March Update

finished 1 sample trapunto & working on 2nd

started a beginning blackwork sampler. will do several rows of different patterns

finished a period teneriffe lace motif. Inspiration from "Patterns of Fashion 4"

finished the lace for the chemise. This is from "The Nuw Modelbuk"

almost finished with the first cuff lace. I plan to attach then to detachable cuffs.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Put trim on the sideless surcote for Novice Schola.
Taught Intro to Celtic Music
No students for my Intro to Lace

Friday, February 6, 2009

As of today:
A&S displays and competitons:
1. Yule 2007 - competition (harp music - Cantiga)
2. Somer Draw 2008 - display (lace)
3. Pennsic 2008 - display (paternoster & lace)
4. Crestfallen 2008 - display (lace)
5. St. Elegius 2008 - competition (paternoster & lace sampler)
6. Yule 2008 - display (several lace samplers)

Classes taught:
Novice Schola 2008
1. Intro to Harp
2. Intro to Scottish Music

Sunday, November 16, 2008

St Elegius Schola

Classes Taken:
How to Teach Anything in the SCA
14c-15c Italian Patchwork
Early Anglo Saxon Jewelry
Quilts During the Time of Henry VIII

My first ever graded Arts and Sciences competition. I entered my coral paternoster and 6 strips of lace as a "sampler" graded on 5 areas (score 1-10)

Lace - Workmanship 9, Creativity 9, Authenticity 10, Documentation 7, Overall 8.5 (Total 43.5)
Paternoster - Wkmanship 6.5, Creativty 7.5, Auth 7.5, Documentation 5, Overall 8 (Total 34.5)

There weren't any comments, so I'm not sure exactly where to improve, but my documentation got the lowest points, so I guess I'll start there. I think I'll let some of those in the know read the documentation and see if they can point me in the right direction.

I need to decide what project I will do next. I need to try more of the lace patterns that are of increased difficulty, and to copy an extant piece of lace (perhaps attached to whatever it was meant to adorn).

I am considering entering my Teneriffe lace for an "Athena's Thimble" panel. I believe there will be one at Yule. I need to find all the ones I have been making for holiday gifts.

Monday, October 6, 2008

More Lace

I demonstrated lace for a whole day at "The Big E" (Eastern States Exhibition), and again at a nursing home Apple Fest Crafts Fair.

I have been working out of the prickings derived from The Nuw Modelbuk of 1556. Here are 7 with under 10 pairs. They're all done with linen threads

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Paternoster started at Pennsic and completed Sept 2007. Made with amber glass beads, and carved wooden gauds. Strung on synthetic (nylon) silk cord with cotton tassels.