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Blackwork

I have been working on artwork for a black work cuff for a set of linen gloves. The artwork is wider than a cuff for my hand size should be. I have instead turned them into black work cuffs for a shift.

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Posted by on January 22, 2010 in 16th Century, Embroidery, English, Sewing

 

Cooks Collegium- Sugar Work

Description: This class is a part demonstration, part lecture about sugar work/techniques.

Class outline for: Sugar Work

 
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Posted by on January 22, 2010 in Classes, Cooks Collegium

 

Cook’s Collegium- Knife Skills

Class outline for Knife Skills. This class is a part demonstration, part lecture about knife identification, proper knife care, knife handling and cutting techniques.

Class outline: Knife Skills

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2010 in Classes, Cooks Collegium

 

River War- How to run a happy kitchen

Here is the documentation for the class How to run a happy kitchen. Lessons from a restaurant chef and how it applies to the SCA, time management, pre-prep, using your staff effectively and menu design

Full class outline located here.

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2010 in Classes, River War

 

Cooks Collegium- Preparing poultry for Galantines

This class is a part demonstration, part lecture about how to prepare poultry for galantines.  Topics include, what is a galantine, food safety/sanitation, tools needed, poultry anatomy and instructions for de-boning a bird for galantine (including pictures).

Full class outline located here.

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2010 in Classes, Cooks Collegium

 

Glove updates

Here is a picture of the glove in progress:

I am using a combination of stitches: standard fill, running and stem. I am using DMC black cotton tatting thread and DMC light effects light gold. Here is a close up of the embroidery:

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2010 in 16th Century, Embroidery, English, Sewing

 

Elizabethan Gloves

I am working on a pair of linen blackwork gloves for my late period kit. Glove making is an art form. I have drafted the hand pattern not less than 6 times. I finally have a working pattern that fits well. The finger gussets are still a work in progress. The thumb pattern was the only thing I got on the first go. Once you figure out the W gusset for the thumb (which is remarkably like the W gusset of the soldiers coat), it goes in pretty easily.

I am finding that I am enjoying the hand stitching part of this project. It is definitely something I would not try via machine. The Elizabethan glove is very narrow in the fingers. So far it takes me about 5-6 hours to hand stitch one glove. I should be able to have a pair done by Birka. That is the goal. The blackwork will probably not be done, but it is in progress.

Here is the art work for the blackwork cuff.

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2010 in 16th Century, Embroidery, English, Sewing