August 19th, 2009 talkingfox
Well after reaquainting myself with the SCA I think I’d like to do some portraiture as it comes available.
EVERYONE looks better in garb in my estimation. I think what has kept me from doing a lot of portraits in the past is the isistance of people that their portraits be visually synonymous with glamour shot photography or state portraiture type stuff.
How much more fun would it be to capture everyone’s inner Lord and/or Lady? Since I have a small talent for realism, I think this could be a fun exercise.
This idea tickles my creative fancy as well, since I have an abiding interest in both textiles and history that actually passes over into the perseveration zone…
W00T for multi-level creative itch scratching!
Hmmmm, now all I need is subjects….
July 22nd, 2009 talkingfox
Ok let me edit that last post.
I utterly, totally, completely and royally SUCK at sewing.
Weird thing that…I can turn a double finished edge with less than a quarter inch tolerance without even pinning (let alone pressing) and machine applique in my sleep. But do you think I can figure out even basic piecing or manage to set a non- puckered gore? Nope.
July 14th, 2009 talkingfox
I’ve recently decided to get reacquainted with the Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA is a sort of medieval recreation group for those of you not familiar with it.
I was involved with the SCA many decades ago and haven’t gon to any events in several decades. Needless to say, my old costumes have fallen by the wayside and I decided I needed some new kit for my husband and I.
What started out as a simple Dark Ages mans tunic ended up as a 4 gore, inset underarm gusset tunic that’s about 4 yards around the bottom with approximately 20 yards of piping and 10 yards of tablet weaving that had to be top stitched . And I don’t sew well….
It turned out looking fairly nice as all the ornamentation sort of distracts from the little flub ups here and there.
Only 2 Gowns, 2 more tunics and 2 pairs of trews to go. Before the end of the month that is.
Ah well, as I’ve always said, anything worth doing is worth obsessing over.