Getting started with medieval research – the first places to look.
It can be quite easy to fall into re-enactorisms. “Why are you doing it like that?” “Oh, because so-and-so does it like this”
So my goal for 2018 is to document all the little things where when someone asks us “and why do you do it like that?”
I’m starting off with a fairly light-hearted subject -tucking your dress into your belt while you work.
Fingerloop braiding was used in the late medieval period to produce lacing, hose ties, purse strings, seal tags and similar items. It’s also easy to learn, faintly addictive, and adds to your re-enactor cred.
Medieval Hoods are great for keeping your head warm. You can wear them in many silly ways and here are some other things you can use them for…