Remembering the battle of Åsle

I’ve been at this living history thingy for 20 years, more or less. Since the beginning I’ve been interested in the latter part of the 14thC and the number one bad guy king, Albrecht von Mecklenburg. Swedish television even made a children’s show about the middle ages, and of course the baddest of the bad…

In deme Jare Cristi…

Today it is 622 years since the defeat at Åsle. I’ll let the Lesemeister Detmar do the talking in the Lübeck Chronicle (1389-1395)… In deme jare Cristi 1389, in sunte Mathias dage, was grot strid in Sweden bi Axewalde. De koninghinne van Norwegen hade dar sand wol vifteynhundert gewapent. Der hovetman was en riddere, de…

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…