I had a lovely time at Ashby, the weather was very kind as we only had thunder and lightening at night, not during showtimes and were able to pack all the tents away dry:-)
I spent quite a lot of the time sitting sewing while doing the occasional chat about headresses and we also did the fashion talk again.
This is Ellie showing off her new gloves, decorated with goldwork. I need to get a close up of these as they are fabulous.
I was very pleased that Sadie was working on her new gauntlets and that Symon was making a beautiful tooled leather scabbard for his sword.
I took some pictures as I want to use them in my doctoral research. All the people in my group are so clever. Symon is making another beautiful hand tooled scabbard.
I handed over the finished circlet to Kate, she was very pleased with it and it fits! I made it in a similar design to Ellie’s but a little simpler.It is made of black velvet over a stiffened hessian (buckram) band.
Most of the fabric came from stock though not all mine but between us we managed to sort it. Stitching through buckram makes your fingers sore but it looks lovely.The brass findings were from Etsy here.
A very lovely weekend in the company, as always, of very talented and fun people.Our next event is not for a few weeks now so am hopefully going to get some quality time in the sewing room over the next two weekends, I have been working on another Liberty quilt block so will hopefully get chance to finish that this weekend.
Hope you have a nice rest of the week and will catch up with you soon. Take care and thanks for visiting.
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It is always fascinating to talk to people with so many skills which are now, alas, not so ubiquitous as they were. I’m sure people used to have “beginner” skills in many of the decorative crafts so that they could ornament their homes and persons as they wished!