Whether you’re having your medieval clothes made, or buying fabric to make them yourself, the first question new re-enactors ask is “What colour should my clothes be?” The correct, but unhelpful, answer is “It depends”. It depends on the precise period of history, the place, the socio-economic status, the profession etc of the person you’re portraying.
Recreating the Bockstan Man’s shoes
A few years ago, we found ourselves in need of some basic do’s and don’ts for personal clothing and accessories for a living history event. I’m publishing them here in case they are of use to a broader audience, and to submit them for criticism.
5 simple knots that are very helpful for medieval camping
You can see Company of the Staple at the following events in 2013:
- Blacktown Medieval Fair (Blacktown, Sydney) – May 19-20
- Winterfest (Parramatta Park, Sydney) – June 29-30
- Abbey Medieval Fair (Caboolture, Queensland) – July 6-7
Of course, we will also be also enjoying many club days and interclub events behind the scenes. Email
info at companyofthestaple.org.au to get involved!