Last winter I decided I was going to enter the Persona Pentathlon at KASF this winter. A few months ago, I decided the Eleonora dress would set the theme.
I’ve also recently been seeing a lot of really good-looking Norse garb from a blog called Saewulf. At Pennsic, while standing in a fabric store and looking at some blue wool twill, I mentioned to Lady Babs of Bonei that I wanted to make a nice Norse outfit out of wool, and have it be winter garb. At this point she reminded me that we are going to a Norse wedding the first weekend of October, and I have nothing to wear. Then, she bought me 2yd of the wool to make a hangerock, because I’ve been doing a lot of handsewing for her.
When I got home from Pennsic I started researching. I’m going to do the outfit based off the Haithabu/Hedeby find Inga Hägg detailed. It’ll be all handsewn, and I went to an embroidery shop to find matching blue wool thread.
So, now I have a hard deadline of October 3 to finish the Norse outfit. I don’t think there’s going to be time to do the Florentine PP to the level I expect of myself.
At KASF 2014, I will enter:
- Nålbind socks
- Handspun, dyed yarn
- …something else, maybe get back into metalcasting?
At KASF 2015, I will enter:
- Eleonora dress
- Linen chemise blackworked in silk with handmade bobbin lace trim
- Hand-dyed embroidery silks