Winding Thread the Renaissance Way

How do you wind your thread around you replica bobbin? Comment below!! Reblog from Medieval Silkwork Blog at http://www.medievalsilkwork.com/2009/04/winding-up-part-ii.html ******************************************************************** I’ve made it a point to assemble a period sewing kit, which includes a few types of bobbin for thread. When taking the thread off of the paper bobbin they come with, I’ve found it a … More Winding Thread the Renaissance Way

To Make a Red Gamurra

Originally posted on Cathelina di Alessandri:
You can read the full write up about this dress in The Fifth Annual Italian Renaissance Costuming Challenge. I usually make my gamurre bodices by cutting out the lining the finished size, the fashion fabric including the hem allowance, hemming the pieces and whip stitching them together. For my…

Tullia d’Aragona

By Maggie McNeil (read her blog here). It is not holiness, but arrogance displayed to take away the greatest gift—free will— bestowed by God from the beginning of time.  –  Tullia d’Aragona, Sonnet XXXV The existence of courtesans is a glaring refutation of neofeminist dogma about objectification, the eternal victimhood of whores, etc; the fact … More Tullia d’Aragona

Nec Spe Nec Metu: Isabella d’Este

Reblogged from https://aneardepthexperience.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/nec-spe-nec-metu-superman-caravaggio-and-hope/ Nec Spe Nec Metu: Superman, Caravaggio and Hope … The phrase ‘nec spe nec metu’ probably has its origins in Stoicism, meaning ‘neither hope nor fear’  or, more pedantically ‘without hope, without fear’  (perhaps from ancient medicine and Silesio; perhaps adapted from general Roman orations) – implying a kind of resigned equilibrium and forbearance. … More Nec Spe Nec Metu: Isabella d’Este

Ca’ d’Oro Renaissance Salon at Gulf Wars XXVII

BENVENUTI! The Ca’ d’Oro Renaissance Salon is a Gulf Wars department and class area where we explore the study and recreation of the Renaissance period through an immersive environment dedicated to post-13th-century history across Europe, Africa, and Asia. The Ca’ d’Oro Renaissance Salon at Gulf Wars aims to foster scholarship within the various avenues of study within the Renaissance … More Ca’ d’Oro Renaissance Salon at Gulf Wars XXVII

Ca’ d’Oro Renaissance Salon at Gulf Wars XXVII

In just two weeks (March 10-18, 2018) our Salon will be up and running at Gulf Wars! We are located on Laurel Lane just across from the Performing Arts stage. Look for the argent and Or banners. Our google document schedule is located here. What is a “Salon”? The Renaissance “salon”, within a historical context, … More Ca’ d’Oro Renaissance Salon at Gulf Wars XXVII

Coffee In Period Part 1

I’ve been thinking about developing a secondary persona, either Aksumite (Ethiopian area 1st-century), Abyssinian Kingdom (Ethiopian area 14th-century), or a North African living in Norman Sicily (12th-century). In doing preliminary research I’ve discovered that coffee *is* period. Ancestors of the Oromo ethnic group, inhabitants of modern-day Ethiopia, were the first to capture the energizing effect … More Coffee In Period Part 1