About the MobWell, really it's a mob of one, but you get the idea. I'm just me, in Hotlanta, but through me there are many others (yes, we are numerous), and we have teh pointy sticks (fear them), and besides that, we make pretty things. Mostly.
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I’ve been falling down the tumblr rabbit hole and I totally forgot about this thing. So anyway, here’s what I’ve been doing lately: That’s a 15th-century Mamluk book binding, based on a group of books in an exhibition at the … Continue reading
Posted in book, bookbinding, sca Tagged bookbinding, books, embellishment, mamluk, mughal, tooling 4 Comments
Thank you thank you thank you.
(This post is heavily SCA-based, and because Facebook won’t let me post it due to length, so apologies to those for whom this will be confusing). I think it’s appropriate that Castle Wars comes before Thanksgiving, because I am full … Continue reading
New Book, Part 2
So with the block completed, the block is ready for covering. Which is infinitely more difficult than I had anticipated. European-style binders, I respect you in new ways now. Anyway, first came lacing the covers onto the block, via the … Continue reading
Posted in book, bookbinding, medieval, sca Tagged book, bookbinding, craft, gothic, medieval, sca 2 Comments
The softest of owls
I didn’t finish my book before Kingdom A&S. I had very noble intentions! And I worked very hard! But the book became a book display, and while I got some flack for entering it in the open (hello, personal standards … Continue reading
Posted in bookbinding, medieval, sca Tagged arts, arts and sciences, bookbinding, books, islamic books, Kingdom A&S 2012, meridies 2 Comments
Dye all the things!
Last weekend was a total blur. Actually, the whole week was kind of like that. A big project popped up at work, and a friend decided that it was high time to tie the knot, and then there was the … Continue reading
Dye all the things!
(All the thanks ever to THL Jerusha for taking the photos in this post; I am most often taking the photos, and therefore I don’t appear in many, so I am immensely grateful to friends who are shutterbugs.) I now … Continue reading
Posted in crafts, medieval, sca Tagged dyeing, Gulf Wars XXI, india, medieval, natural dye, reenactment, sca 2 Comments
Back from Gulf Wars
The past two weeks have been all Gulf Wars, all the time. Between prep and travel and going there, I’ve been doing not much else. So now that I’m back I can take a breather and slow down a bit. … Continue reading
Posted in bookbinding, crafts, General stuff, sca Tagged bookbinding, dyes, Gulf Wars XXI, herbs 4 Comments
Not so scary, actually.
My photoless project du jour is for an upcoming SCA event, and is allowing me to do some pattern testing. I did my Mughal angharka in four different ways for myself (each time learning valuable info), but then found a … Continue reading
Actual crafty-type stuff!
I so wanted to post this sooner, but it was supposed to be a surprise, and now it has been gifted, so there you have it. I have a very dear friend who was elevated to the Order of the … Continue reading
Posted in bookbinding, crafts, sca Tagged book, bookbinding, costume, embroidery, india, mewar, painting, silk, tassels 4 Comments
Kingdom A&S 2011
Last Kingdom A&S was hot and pretty good. I entered things in the open A&S category, got some good feedback. All in all pretty decent. This Kingdom A&S was also hot, but so much more excellent. Best one yet, I’d … Continue reading
Posted in bookbinding, General stuff, sca Tagged arts and sciences, flea market, illumination, KA&S 2011, lace, sca Leave a comment