Well OK then...

WhiteWolf
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Well OK then...

Unread post by WhiteWolf » Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:18 pm

Looks like this section was just waiting for me.

I started learning embroidery at 6. By 12, I was sewing and started making traditional hooked rugs (burlap backing, cut strips of wool). I can crochet & knit a LITTLE, but nothing to write home about. And I've spent many an hour working petit point and needlepoint.

I have a lot of interest in handsewing garments too; especially getting into historic clothing. Some other ladies I know are part of the ren fair and re-enactment groups, and we started discussing clothing for post- any life as we know it changing event. What made sense to make, produces fast, is durable and practical, etc. That led us to thinking about 18th century clothing styles - and old Norse clothing.

Even tho my family has saved buttons, zippers, and other fasteners for years... the fact is eventually one will have to go without and find workarounds. That's one reason for looking back in time, for ideas.

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Re: Well OK then...

Unread post by Farmfresh » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:27 pm

I love it that someone has finally started a thread here.

I sew some, quilt some and embroidery. I also knit a little, but struggle with crochet. Others here are good at it.

As for historic clothes... I have made some. Some for Ren-Faire as well as costumes for horse/people costume classes when we were still showing. D1 is married to a farrier that I call the Blacksmith. He and his brother and D1 (who is new to it) like to do Civil War re-enactment. D1 has made some outfits for that.

Here is a pic of one of my Ren-Faire outfits and another one of a different costume one along with my old service dog Sage I also made the cape my friend is wearing.

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This is my D1 and the Blacksmith with some toggs that she made for the occasion.

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