The Reading and Resource List will be updated as the project progresses.
This year’s Drachenwald University was held last weekend at the beautiful Ingestre Hall, a 17th c. Jacobean mansion in Stafford, England. These beautiful surroundings framed a busy but rewarding weekend. Two personal highlights were presenting my finished Golden Egg project and receiving the Order of the Panache, a kingdom-level Arts and Sciences award.
There is a saying in weaving that “it isn’t finished until it is wet finished,” as it is wet finishing that integrates interlaced threads into cohesive cloth. Weaving is moving forward apace, and now curiosity has gotten the better of me.
I’m doing cutting Tetris for a Greenlandic D10606 hood. It is C14 dated to roughly the period of my 1335 hood reference, so is the first prototype for some ideas I have for materials and construction. And as I work, more observations and questions pop up.
Inspired to spin during the Tour de Fleece* on Ravelry, I’ve started with exploring spinning thread for my Golden Egg hood project, and I look forward to sewing with the results!
After discussion with the Governing Body, I share my first formal Golden Egg Challenge.
Queen Isabetta del Verde presented a new A&S challenge household at DWXXX: The Society of the Golden Egg. My initial proposal is within the area of Norwegian Medieval Textiles.