• Tales from Double Wars

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
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    • Jun 04, 2018

    We went to the SCA event Double Wars in southern Sweden (Skåne) and traveled from early snowy spring to full summer in a day. Magical event on a beautiful site, and a really large historical camping ground. The drive took …

  • Quick update and a new dress

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 2
    • Apr 20, 2018

    Just wanted to give you a short update, and show you my new dress. This time of the year my work is quite intense, with workshops, markets, events and commissions coming up. Lots of sewing, planning and packing is done, …

  • The 16th century working woman part 1- The research

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 2
    • Apr 06, 2018

    This is a post about (one of) my 16th century outfits; and due to several years of research, work and sewing experiences it will probably be more than one post- with different focus. In this, I will give you an …

  • My best tips for making a matching outfit

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 4
    • Mar 29, 2018

    Making that matching outfit doesn’t have to difficult or impossible expensive, but it does take a fair bit of planning: before. Yes, I know it is the most boring part, but thinking before shopping is what makes the thing. So …

  • The Medieval Wedding Dress- the velvet gown

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 0
    • Mar 23, 2018

    This is the final layer I made for my wedding outfit, it is a silk velvet dress inspired by the late 15th century over dresses. The gown is open at the front to allow for easy undressing, and to show …

  • The Medieval Wedding Dress; the silk dress

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 0
    • Mar 15, 2018

    I am sooo behind writing about my different projects. I kind of have a bad conscience about it too, and I really try to work through all of my drafts, notes and old photos. I guess it has been quite …

  • Lästips; 1400talsdräkt för kvinnan

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 2
    • Mar 02, 2018

    Because the book is in Swedish; so will this blogpost be. It is about a new book about the late 15th century clothing for women. Kommer ni ihåg att jag skrev om mansdräktsboken förut? Nu har även kvinnoboken kommit ut, …

  • Sewing in velvet- a guide

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 4
    • Feb 24, 2018

    Today I am sharing my best tips for making garments in velvet! Velvet has a beautiful shine to it, with highlights rather than shadows. This can be seen in paintings, where the clothing is pictured with highlighted areas rather than …

  • The Luttrell Psalter

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 2
    • Feb 16, 2018

    I purchased this book on a whim, and was happily surprised! It is a really good presentation of the Luttrell Psalter (from 1330) and richly illustrated with both religious and every day paintings inspired by 1330 England. If you have …

  • Houppelande in velvet and silk

    By Linda at Handcrafted History
    • 2
    • Feb 09, 2018

    This was a very spontaneous project with no customer commissioning it, and not for my own wardrobe either. I just wanted to try out how the velvet would work in a full circular houppelande (late medieval over dress) and experiment …