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Crafts in the Plague Year
« on: August 16, 2020, 06:25:01 PM »
There don't seem to be any threads right now on the hand work we are doing, lets start one.

I am working on a short round embroidered mantle.  These were fashionable in western Europe from the 14th century into the 17th.  The later ones usually open from neck to crotch and often have fake sleeves, the earlier ones are pullovers with hidden fastenings, ones for men tend to be a bit longer than ones for women.

Example from my period of interest.

Double checking that the red linen lining and the blue woolen cloth facing are the same size and shape.

Test fitting the collar.  The buttonholes are lined with silk dupioni.

Powdering the cape with stars.


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Re: Crafts in the Plague Year
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2020, 09:18:37 PM »
That's lovely! Looking forward to seeing more :)

I never really got started on most of my physical craft ideas for lockdown - academic work has swamped me rather
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