Do you wash your helmet? 

Fighters tend to sew their padding to the helmet. So does the one I’m living with. This is him in his helmet.  5th from the right. Picture from Azincourt 2015 at the 600years anniversary. The padding tend to get kind of sweaty when being worn. I  strongly recommend to take it out and wash it every…

A striped hunting hood

I sometimes gets a bit warp over when weaving. I wove this white tabby weave last year as a gift for my husband.  It’s the lining in his uniform jacket. Husband in the middle.   The fabric looked like this before it was dyed yellow.    I wove it with handspun and machine spun yarn, mixed to…

Caring for wool textiles

The season is almost over. Some of my wool clothes is really getting dry and is not as protective against rain any more. It’s time to cure them with lanolin. I buy lanolin in the same store as people buy washable dypers. The one I use is called Sonnett and can be ordered online.  I fill…

Kurs i att sy 1300-talskläder

Kolla in vår Facebook-sida Medeltidens dräkt- Kurser och utbildningar. 23-24 maj så kör vi en dräktkurs i Stockholm. Dräktkonstruktion 1:: Här tillverkar vi en toilé – ett personligt mönster som du kan använda när du konstruerar dina plagg. Vi arbetar i par och lär oss att göra mönster på varandra. Omfattning: – 14 timmar, inklusive…

The dyed feathers? 

Is it possible to dye feathers? Technically yes. It’s a protein fiber, but does it work? My friend Andrea asked me if it was possible so I had to try. Why? In reenactment society you often come across people wearing dyed ostrich feathers. Often dyed as the ones we put in our Easter decorations. Like…