Bag done

So this is how the bag turned out in the end!
I hope Mistress Helena von Eltz (aka Elina from Neulakko) will find it useful!

The bag in all its glory! I am really happy with how it turned out and I will make one for myself – but I am a bit hesitant about apliqueing a pelican… 😉
The bag a bit closer. All the edges were stitched down with a woolen yarn the same shade as the fabric.
The aplique close up. It was made with a white wool fabric stitched down by couching a naturally dyed yellow wool yarn with a thinner yellow wool yarn. The bag is lined with a green silk.

New Stüchlein – teaser!

I have been very busy lately, but to show you a bit of what is to come I will post a picture of my new stüchlein that I finished this morning!
In a week or so I will be able to post something longer about this project with my theories and research material.
For now I can tell you that the outer part of the headwear is made out of a nice thin linen, the black stripes are a vintage silk trim and the golden one is a vintage metal thread vestment trim.
More on the contruction to come and more pictures from all angles too!

My new German 16:th century headwear!

Bling my medallion

When I was elevated to the Order of the Pelican within the SCA, two of my dear friends took me medallion shoping at Pennsic. The medallion used for my ceremony was awesome in the sense of lineage – but was not something to be used on a regular basis.
They ended up getting 2 medallions for me – one heavy made out of bronze and onw from Raymonds Quiet Press.
The latter I have never used, but for some reason I knew it was important.
Today I know why.
After studying the Kleinodienbuch der Herzogin Anna von Bayern 1552-1555 I knew why I had wanted that medallion!
Now – what is to come is NOT a very historically correct process – but sometimes I allow myself to use modern techniques to achieve a correct look for German 16:th century accessories.
With some glass pearls, some brass pins, jewelry making components and superglue (GAH!) I blinged my medallion!
The chain still needs to be shortened and I will need to put a clasp on.
But this is the result of just one hours work!

My newely blinged Pelican medallion.