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I’ve been asked about proper, nice, authentic lace chapes again and again over the past years… so this has been on my list for ages now. Lace chapes, for those of you not into medieval dress accessories, are like the … Continue reading

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I think anybody who is more than slightly interested in late medieval dresses will know the Arnolfini dress – this voluminous green monster of a gown, fur-lined, worn with a headdress and looking, well, stunning. The BBC series “A Stitch … Continue reading

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… that’s appearing on this band.   Some more things have fallen into place, and I’ve invented some more mnemonic rhymes that are more or less silly, but all very helpful for me. Now there’s only (hah!) the torso and … Continue reading

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As I’ve mentioned a while before, there’s no such thing as the perfect textile replica. Well, theoretically, there might be – but really getting it all perfect, down to the fibre and thread and exact measurements? That would mean a … Continue reading

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There are so, so many open questions left around the man found in the Bernuthsfeld bog. Who was he? What was his job, if he had one? He definitely wasn’t rich, but how poor was he? There’s also plenty of … Continue reading

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You might remember that a while ago, I posted about having a project for a reproduction of the tunic worn by the man from Bernuthsfeld. Well, it’s time to get the project into the next stage – which means I’m … Continue reading

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There’s some more progress on the Bernuthsfeld project, though it is all but spectacular – pre-wash documentation of the fabrics, and subsequently washing, drying, and documenting them again. That documentation would mostly not be strictly necessary, but I couldn’t resist … Continue reading

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