One of my favorite patterns, this labyrinth was designed by Simon Cavalletto at my request in Nov. 2020. It was inspired by the 13th Century design on the floor of Chartres Cathedral. Continue reading “Chartres Labyrinth for 27 peg potholder loom”
Another pattern where the front and back are wildly different. You could adapt this pattern to the smaller 18 peg loom by selecting a subset of the pattern, whichever section pleases you most. Continue reading “Nesting boxes for 27 peg potholder loom”
Square spiral potholder design. The front and back of this pattern are not even a little bit reversible. Continue reading “Square spiral for 18 and 27 peg potholder looms”
This pattern is adapted from a pattern by Deborah Jean Cohen. I like the dynamic diamond spiral. Continue reading “Diamond spiral for 18 and 27 peg potholder looms”
2 oz. of cherry wet spun 10/6 hemp yarn from Ursula’s Alcove, approx. 113 yards, turns into 37.5′ of square lucet cord, pre-washing.
Mid-November, 2020, I was honored to be recruited by my Vicereine (ceremonial head of the NYC-area SCA group) to help make regalia for the newest inductee into our Order of the Sea Urchin of Østgarðr. The Sea Urchin is for youth who excel in service, arts or martial accomplishment — “and” in the case of this extremely deserving young person.
Earlier this year, my province hosted our kingdom’s Twelfth night celebration. I contributed cookies (and a subtlety, which deserves its own “Doin’ it WRONG” mention, ha ha) to the feast.
I asked my friend Lilie to compose a song for our province’s largesse presentation to their Eastern Majesties, for which we parade from our Østgarðr encampment at Pennsic to the East Kingdom royal encampment, singing as we march. Her contrafact (filk) to the tune of We be Soldiers is delightful.
In preparing for the presentation, I discovered that the melody with which I was most familiar is not the original melody, but is instead an interpretation by Curtis & Loretta, who learned it from a Renaissance band, possibly after an arrangement by William Chappell. You can go down this rabbit hole yourself — there is much interesting information out there. I began here: http://www.lizlyle.lofgrens.org/RmOlSngs/RTOS-Soldiers3.html
Desirous of returning to the original melody, I turned to Greg Lindahl’s helpful scan of Ravenscroft’s Deuteromelia, and typeset Thomas Ravenscroft’s original harmonization with my own interpretation, so we can practice beforehand.
A friend asked for help stitching Girl Scout patches, so I made her a video, since we don’t live near each other. The technique is the same as I would use to appliqué trim or an embroidered element onto a medieval garment, so I share with you the video I made for her.
My local SCA group, the Crown Province of Østgarðr, is participating in Brooklyn Pride festival this year, yay! What better way to show off our affiliation and support than with a period cord worked in Pride colors? Presenting a lace bend round of 8 bowes in the inclusive (Philadelphia) Pride flag colors: black, brown, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.