Monday, March 16, 2009

Projects in the making

As we have a whole lot of projects, but no finished items, we thought that a post about all of our "works in progress" would be in order.

There are a lot of things that needs to be done before we can be ready for this years season. First of all we need to sew a tent and make poles and tentpegs. Thats the major project.
Besides that we need to make some furniture (tables and benches) and some lanterns.

We bought the fabric for the tent a couple of weeks ago and are currently working on the "blueprints" for the whole thing. We should be ready to start cutting the fabric any time now.
The tent will be a so called "Norman style tent" and it will be 4m wide, 3m tall and about 6m long.
It will look something like this <-- Link to

The "normann tent" should be a nice tent for both sleeping and shopkeeping. And we are going to partition the tent in at least one end, to make room for sleeping.

We also need some new clothes! So yesterday we went to visit some nice "vikings" living in Fillerup (a small town near Odder, where we live). They have a small shop dealing in all kinds of re-enactment goods, like fabrics, rope, whetstones and all sorts of other materiale. We bought some very nice 2/2 wollen twill and some woll thread. The quality is very nice and it has that sweet wollen smell :-) Here is a link to their shop:

The fabric and thread should be coloured and sewn into a pair of footed hose and a new bocksten kyrtle.

The checkered fabric is for Louises' new dress. A late 14th century dress based on London findings and with fabric buttons. This will be her fist 14th century dress and she is quite looking forward to making it. The plan is also to make a new apron with smock, a head veil with frills and a new underdress without sleeves. So there are much to work on.

Louise is at the moment working on some new embroidery. She have tryed the pattern before which you can see at her old blog. This piece is going to become a small bag - maybe for her new out-fit.

We are looking forward to working on all these things... And a whole lot of other stuff. So even though the activity on this blog is somewhat low at this point, there should be plenty to read about in the future.


  1. Looking forward to tent pictures!

    That fabric looks awesome..and the embroidery too.. is it (the embroidery) silk or wool?

  2. The embroidery is wool. The most the the embroidery I make at the moment is with wool. I have made a small piece with silke but I think it gets durty quite fast. I know the originals are with silk but it´s quite hard to come by good silk here i Dk and have quite a lot of good wool at the moment. The wool from this embroidery is the same shown in the post about the safran dyeing.