Iron Age Cloak: Spinning and Weaving Resources
I’ve done some research into weaving for my Iron Age Cloak project and discovered just enough to realize the tremendous depth of information that I don’t know yet! ;) Like staring into an abyss of weaving… I’ve compiled these resources so that I can come back to them later, and figured I may as well collect them all in one place. Things I’ve realized: yarn for...
Victorian Crochet at the NYNCS Handwork Circle!
On October 1st, I had the pleasure of attending the New York Nineteenth Century Society’s monthly handwork circle. This month’s theme was Victorian crochet lace, with a lecture and demonstration presented by Eva from Circa 1850! Eva has been blowing my mind with amazing recreations of antique crochet lace trims that she’s creating to trim her handsewn petticoats. The crochet...
Iron Age Cloak: Progress and a Plan
The impending cold weather here in New York has spurred me on to start planning seriously for the Iron Age cloak idea I first hatched six months ago, in the beginning of summer. I’ve done a bunch of research and firmed up the plan for an ancient-inspired cloak! This is a reproduction of scraps of a cloak found in Thorsberg Moor in what is now Northern Germany. It was probably a votive...