Handcrafted History

Historical and modern handcraft mixed with adventures

To finish what you started

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Since the end of December I have been having a real cozy and calm time at home. Friends have come and stayed for some days, and much time has been spent in the sofa with tea, conversation and handcrafting. I decided to “get shit done” and emptied all my baskets and boxes with UFOs- UnFinishedObjects. It turned out that I am a real hoarder of started projects, some as old as 4 years and beyond. I decided that I may not start on anything new (except work of course) before I’m finished with everything thats old.

Now I have been productive and finished of some nice things, so I wanted to show you some projects to inspire you to get your unfinished work done!

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Hose for a medieval woman in white wool from Medeltidsmode. Started last summer. The fitting is nice and all, but the cord should of course be just below the knee. I was rather tired that evening. But they will stay up the first times I wear them, and then I just have to move the cords.

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My viking apron dress got a party embroidery in runes that my friend K wrote down for me. Started 1,5 years ago, finished last week. This kind of embroidery is not historical accurate, but the dress is nowadays my party-in-the-evening-dress, so some fun details will be just right.

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A new st Birgitta cap, all hand sewn in linen thread, and a matching linen veil took one evening.

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Finally finished Hs landsknecht shirt, that should have been ready two years ago.

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And made a new smocked apron in handwoven linen for my 16th century outfit.

Dp you have any UfOs laying around that should be done?

Spara

Author: Linda at Handcrafted History

I am Linda, running the blog and business Handcrafted History and living in the middle of Sweden

2 thoughts on “To finish what you started

  1. Honey, if you only have UFOs from four years ago you are WAY ahead of the game! I still have one or two from the 1980s and recently finished one from long before that! That is what retirement is for, I think!

    Anyway, beautiful work! Thank you for sharing your projects.

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