Monthly Archives: February 2012

Four panel hat

February 28, 2012
Completed linen hat

Recently,  I was inspired to create a four panel hat.  It’s something that I’ve been meaning to do forever and just never got around to it.  A friend showed me a couple caps she made and another friend  has been talking about the fabric she is weaving to make caps so that is probably where some of the motivation came from.  Thanks, ladies, for getting me off my butt! That night the muse bit me hard…

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Indigo Dyed Naalbind Socks

February 14, 2012
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Last autumn, I dyed some Lopi icelandic wool singles skeins with indigo as a test before dying the wool for the kaftan fabric.  I was excited by the way the yarn turned out; the color was rich and saturated.  I knew instantly what I wanted to make from them – naalbind socks.  Because I had a lot of other projects going on at the time, I reluctantly set the yarn aside for another time. I…

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9th Century Female Magyar Clothing of the Conquest

February 10, 2012
Full length view of the outer Kaftan layer. The fabric was woven from natural and indigo-dyed worsted wool in an original draft inspired by an extant example. It is edged with fine dark blue linen. All the seams are turned under and finished. The Kaftan pattern is based on an 8th century Alanic find at Moscevaya Balka.

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Coiled terminal wire bracelet

February 6, 2012
Coiled terminal wire bracelet

What is more fun that recreating a piece of jewelry commonly worn during the Magyar conquest era?   This project uses a minimum amount of tools and is really quite easy to complete.  Lets get started! Bracelets were a common item of jewelry in the Magyar Conquest, worn by both men and women at all levels of society.  They were commonly worn in pairs, even multiples, and were often used to gather wide sleeves of their garments. …

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Jurta Refurbishing–A New Roof Ring

February 6, 2012
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We haven’t had to do a lot of repairs to the jurta since my husband and I build it in 2000 despite a near catastrophic accident several years ago when the tension band gave out after the yurt was fully set up.  That resulted in a roof ring splitting out and a few broken ties on the jurta walls.  We repaired the roof ring with strapping tape.  Believe it or not, that repair held, ugly…

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