My SCA group (Gyllengran) arranged a handcraft-themed event a while ago, so I thought I should show you some photos, and a couple of nice outfits that I photographed during the event. It was a chilly autumn day with a cold wind, so here comes some nice inspiration for alla of you who want to be outside without freezing. My outfit? Never mind, I actually kind of forgot it was cold outside and brought to little clothes. Lucky for me it was warm inside.
I wore my old blue winter dress, good for cold events. Here together with silk accessories like me new silk sleeves, purse, tablet woven belt and hairband, everything 14th century. But I would have needed another woolen dress, mittens and a hood to stay warm outside.
The hairdo seemed to be rather simple, but turned out a bit tricky to achieve on my own, the braids wanted to fall down so I had to use some bobby pins. But after a few tests it worked out nicely, not one of my favorites but ok and historical accurate enough. I think I need more training in hairdos….
I braided two simple braids and ended them with thin rubber bands, then I attached the braids to each other on top of my head with some bobby pins so they would lie secure while I twisted the band/ribbon around them. With the hairband I then pulled them tightly around my head, wrapped the band at the base of my neck, and knotted it at the start of the braids.
At the event, the theme for this year was “hard handicraft” which basically means any handicraft that is worked out with tree, metal, glas and the like… So we had workshops in beadmaking, bronze casting, different jewelry classes and beermaking. Beer? If you know my group, then you would know that beer is a totally appropriate thing to do during such a theme. Actually, during any event, handicraft or not… While drinking coffe, of course.
Historical beer making
Making models for the bronze casting
Historical glass beads in the making, with modern equipment.
Lali’s amazing outfit from different views. English 16th century.
Y visited with a new family member
Great 16th century coat/jacket to keep warm! Have to make me one of those…
S/A kept warm with a loose fitting, woolen overdress and linen veil and wimple. Great way to protect yourself from cold winds.
Sessan in her 16th century English gown, worn over an apron, a kirtle and a shirt/shift.
Also, lace edged underpants, socks and shoes. Good way to keep warm, and underpants- they are kind of sexy right?
Need to make me a pair of those to. And maybe a new outfit to go with them…
Eleanor with her warm 14th century outfit. A dress with holes in the side for wearing your purse safely inside the dress, and warming your hands to.
Hood, veil and bycocket and a brocade purse with tassels.
I made this two stand still to take some pictures of them. E (left) is wearing his viking era outfit.
A (right) has a 14th century coat made from the Herjolfnes find with hood, mittens and a coif under a felted hat.
The SCA as a community has a period span from 600 AD to 1600 AD so during our events there’s really a mix of different time periods and outfits. Great to finding new inspiration, but sometimes hard on your saving-for-new-fabric-money…
It was a great event, and after all the workshops during the day the event continued inside with food, drinks and party during the evening.