Well of course it was like most Ashby events, somewhat wet in parts. We did at least have glorious sunshine on the Sunday, it was very hot in the afternoon for the tournament and then we had a lovely evening and it started raining after we went to bed and never really stopped.
So we were not able to do much on Monday except a few demos like our head dress talk. Here are Ellie and I sewing coifs for the poor. At least we got some lovely pictures from Sunday.
Here is what I think must be my favourite one of all time, Luke was doing his armour talk while getting dressed for the tournament and he had just put on his great helm and was telling the crowd that he could still see in front of him but not what was happening behind him so I took that opportunity to do a little happy dance for the crowd 😉
He knew nothing about it until this appeared on our Facebook page later in the day. Thanks to Adam Kucharczyk for these brilliant pictures.
I love this one of Ellie in her new crown with the King.
And here are all of the group at the end of the tournament, we have new fighters this year so it was great to see so many people in the arena.
The boys had new kit as well, of course. They have been making some beautiful things. Here is Mark in his new coat and chaperon hood.
Luke’s partner Wendy had made him a new chaperon as well and he had a new hat, a bycocket courtesy of the mega -talented Kat of Kat’s Hats.
I didn’t get a picture of the stunning goldwork on the front however Kat had posted this one on her page, she is such a brilliant embroider.
The boys looked amazing in their armour as usual, Luke has new leg armour to match his colours.
Symon has been doing leather work and has made this wonderful coat of plates and belt, it is all hand tooled, he had to cut out all of the leather from the leaf pattern by hand, just beautiful!
I am very proud of the group and look forward to lots of lovely events with them this year.
Hope that you like the pictures, there is also some video of the fights on our Facebook page as well if you are interested.
Will be back next week with an update on an embroidery finish, until then have a good weekend and thanks for visiting.
2 thoughts on “Come rain, come shine!”
Fine feathers indeed – all of you! So many fascinating techniques to tell people about, too..
Lovely pics and great kit, it reminds that I really must get on with sewing. Our group also had a very wet take down on Monday.