I am a reenactor and amateur historian. I work in a number of fiber arts and dabble in many other mediums. I live on the land I research. So what? All of these different approaches add a dimension to my understanding; They color the way I interpret new information, be it a first-hand account in a medieval manuscript, an archaeological find or a living handcraft tradition.
The purpose of Thrums, threads and thoughts for Thora is to give me a space to explore my process of learning history. As I work through new projects or read new-to-me research, I stumble across little details or wonder about the whys and wherefores. As part of that process, I employ a fictional character, Thora, as the red thread focusing my research and practical experiments.
I make no claims to being a great expert or artisan. This is my process of weaving historical and archaeological information with hands-on exploration. Please feel free to comment, ask questions, and even challenge me. The devil is in the details, and there is so much to learn!