Monthly Archives: March 2012

Jurta and encampment

March 27, 2012
The jurta with a new door and roof ring.  The belly band is also new this year having languished in my project pile for years.  It was finished for me in December by a dear friend.

I’m at an SCA event this week where the weather is sunny and gorgeous, something that is somewhat rare where I live. It’s a perfect time to take pictures of my camp. I hope you enjoy this new gallery.

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Handweaving gallery

March 3, 2012
Yellow broken diamond twill cloth completed in January 2010.  This picture was taken just after cutting it off the loom, before washing and drying.

In lieu of a real blog post, I thought I would be a photo gallery of some of my weaving projects.  For some reason, I thought this would be easier.  Not so much as it turns out.  I went back through four years of pictures and project notes to  put this together.  I hope you enjoy this chronicle of my adventures in fabric weaving.  I do a LOT of broken diamond twill.

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Klappenrock: a viking jacket

March 1, 2012
In progress

I’ve been wanting to make a short viking coat (sometimes called a Klappenrock) for my husband for some time.   The jacket is loosely based on the cross over coat worn in some of the dancing man depictions as well as various other stone carving and artifacts. I started out making a couple of sketches.  I’m terrible at drawing, but I like to get my ideas out on paper so I can work out some…

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