Saturday, June 25, 2011
Historic hand spun, hand woven tunic based on the Bocksten Bog Man's outfit
I'm part of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a group that studies the Middle Ages and Renaissance by doing it. I displayed this costume at an event we had today. It is finally done! It has been a long time in the making.
First, I spun the yarn for the over tunic:
I dyed the dark blue weft yarn with indigo at the Griffin Dyeworks Retreat:
I wove the fabric:
And fulled the fabric:
I sewed the under and over tunics based on the Bocksten Bog Man tunic. (The under tunic is linen.)
I used these directions among others for inspiration:
The trim at the neckline is a finger loop braid:
And the belt is finger woven:
It is done!! And it is surprisingly comfortable to wear. The full skirt swirls out beautifuly when I spin around. And it will be wonderfully warm when I go to outdoor winter events with the group.
This one, I'm proud of.