Surviving the Corona Virus: Medieval Italian Style

The spread of the Covid-19 virus has triggered an epidemic of advice. This advice is important, but it seems destined to make our lives more miserable and isolated. However, there is an unusual source of counsel which offers another way to deal with an epidemic. That source is the Decameron. The Italian Renaissance author Giovanni Boccaccio wrote the Decameron in … More Surviving the Corona Virus: Medieval Italian Style

Repost: 16th Century Drawn Thread Handkerchief     

http://germanrenaissance.net/drawn-thead-work-the-hemstitch-tutorial/ By Genoveva von Lubeck Drawn thread work likely began in the 16th century and was popular in Italy, Germany, Sweden, and England. I discovered it while researching pleated aprons and I theorize that some German aprons utilized drawn thread techniques based on imagery. Drawn thread work can be seen in a simple form on … More Repost: 16th Century Drawn Thread Handkerchief     

SCA Arts & Sciences Bio for My Persona

Full Name and Title: La Signora Onorata (The Honorable Lady) Giata Magdalena Alberti, OSL Location: Barony of Axemoor (New Orleans, LA) (For more information on the SCA click here.) Personal Bio: Gigi hails from Southern Louisiana and is a social scientist working for the Department of Defense. Her mundane research focus centers on forecasts for social and … More SCA Arts & Sciences Bio for My Persona

How Not to be a Brazen Strumpet

Comportmento per Damigelle: Or, how not to be a brazen strumpet By La Signora Onorata Giata Alberti ~ fleurtyherald@gmail.com In this post I will cover comportment (manner of behaving) and deportment (manner of carriage) recommended for women in 15th Century Italian city-states with emphasis on application to courtesies and duties of life in the current middle ages. … More How Not to be a Brazen Strumpet