28 feb. 2019

Medieval hose.

A while back now, I made some hoses for two different people with different needs and wishes.
First pair is part of a medieval kit for a musician, all handsewn. They were made in a lovely, thick and soft, slightly fulled wool fabric with a cut surface, choosen by the musician to match the rest of his kit.
The model is from the Greenland finds.
It's the first time I made a pair with feet for someone and it was interesting shaping them and fitting them, and trying to sew the seems as flat and non-intrusive as possible. We only had one fitting so they are not as snug as they could have been but they did look nice when worn.
 Next pair was for a young dude fighting and reenacting late viking age/early medieval. He'd chosen a nice two-coloured twill in white and natural grey, quite suitable for his period.
On both pairs I reinforced the tie-up hole with a small piece of leather on the back. I don't know if this is the way to make the hole strong but it's possible and I made it on the back so it wouldn't be seen, also when you make things for others you want to make sure it's well made and durable.

I didn't have enough fabric so I made some piecing and extra seams, very HA, I think some of the greenlandic finds have extra seams too.

24 feb. 2019

Medieval leather hood, Lödöse Museum.

Ni vet ibland när ett fynd ser ut som fantasy? Här är ett sånt fynd och jag måste dela det. Jag ser verkligen fram emot att se tolkningar av den.
You know sometimes when a find looks more like fantasy? This is such a find and I have to share it. I'm really looking forward to see different interpretations of this find.
Obs! Inte originalsöm.
Note! Not the original stitching.
Besök gärna Lödöse Museum, de har massor av spännande fynd i sin utställning, eller om du inte har möjlighet att besöka dom i verkligheten, följ dom på FB. 
If you have the oppurtunity to visit Lödöse Museum do so, if not you might