Now that it was presented to the public I am very excited to reveal my most recent, very special creation: A Lazarus mi-parti linen tunic for Count Tristan Greymane, King of the Burning Lands (Amtgard). I was very honored to be entrusted with this special creation and absolutely thrilled how lovely it turned out. But enough about me, please let me present to you Count Tristan Greymane & some great garb pictures taken by his beautiful and very talented lady Duchess Kat!
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Thoughts on mastering medieval embroidery
Some people once told me that if I wasn't so nice, they would have to hate me because of my talent. I agree, talent is nice but talent is just one thing and it only gets you to a certain point. To understand a craft fully, one has to allow oneself to imerge into the desired field completely. But what does that really mean?
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Blockprinting & stamp cutting – my new obsessions…
Some of you might be wondering what else I was up to besides my move from Kentucky to Florida and then our final move into our new home. Well, I would say that I embraced two new art forms completely – blockprinting & stamp cutting. And if I may say so, I think I got pretty good at it.
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…a little 7th to 9th century doll tunic…
Have you ever wondered what kids played with centuries ago? Pictures of toys from the very last centuries are available in quite an abundance but they get more and more rare the further you go back in time. Therefore you might very well imagine my great joy when I found this lovely little doll tunic from the 7th to 9th century on display at the Bode Museum.
…and more museums and photos…
Apropos photos – I uploaded some of my photos to facebook and thought you might enjoy them: Special guided tour through the Landeszeughaus/Armory Graz, Austria 2004
Bode Museum – Sprang hairnet from the 5th century
Sprang is an old technique that got several of my friends very excited recently. And as I have a certain love for interesting and rare things, I remembered a wonderful example from the 5th century on display at the Bode Museum in Berlin, Germany. I had the great pleasure to get to see and photograph this beautiful piece during my visit in 2014 and hope you’ll enjoy it too:
…and I am back again…
When I decided to take my break last year, I really didn’t anticipate that it would be such a long one. To call the last months interesting, would be definitely an understatement. We moved from Kentucky to Florida, I started my very own little business, we found our very own home and moved again and my website went through quite a change, as you can see. The move from Kentucky to Florida was probably the most demanding part. Like with every move we had to decide which pieces were really worth taking and what to leave behind. Therefore we decided to donate a lot of things as a moving truck…
Merry Christmas! Happy Hog watch! Fröhliche Weihnachten!Feliz Navidad! Happy Hanukkah! We wish you all a wonderful Christmas!From our small family to yours! Furthermore many thanks for all the support for my little workshopyou all showed throughout the first year as all beginning is hard!Thank you all very much! Conrad & Racaire
Blog update & Maintenance
Dear visitors and readers, At the moment we are doing some maintenance work as well as a complete update of the blog system and therefore apologize for any inconvenience. We hope that the new and updated system will soon be up as I can’t wait to write some new postings… Thank you very much for your understanding! 😀
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…the start of a 12th century printed silk tunic project :)
Wooohooo! I finally started the 12th century printed silk tunic project for my sweetheart! And you find me quite excited as I was preparing for this very special project for some time now. You might have already been wondering about all the new 12th/13th century inspired block printing stamps which I created during the last months. After finishing the last stamp we were finally able to put the new block printing stamps to good use.
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