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Sabine’s Vigil Book

Sabine’s Vigil Book

[4Sep17  From an album dated January 2015.] Her Excellency Sabine de Kerbriant was very rightly elevated to the Order of the Laurel for her fine music. I was grateful to be able to gift her a Vigil Book.  As she mundanely works for a rare book and manuscript dealer I...

Parchment Bound Book

[4Sep17  From an album dated 12/5/14. Time does make some things easier.] This is one of my all time favorite pieces of parchment, the best in my stash. I pet it when I first got it, and had trouble cutting it the first time. I love working limp bindings, and prefer...
Rowen’s Vigil Book

Rowen’s Vigil Book

[28Sep17 From an album dated 3/22/14.] Master Rowen Cloteworthy – such a deserved elevation to the Order of the Pelican. Since I’ve been involved in the SCA, he has worked his way up to becoming a fine emeritus Brigantia Herald (our Kingdom’s Chief...
Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village

[25Sep17 From an album dated 11/30/13.] We took our family to Old Sturbridge Village on the way home from Thanksgiving with family this year. We enjoyed showing the kids our favorites! A good deal has changed since the last time I visited. The youngest enjoyed the...
El Cid Letterpress

El Cid Letterpress

Lady Lianor asked me to participate in El Cid. I jumped, realizing I missed my theatre days. I took a part in the production and also letterpressed these ‘playbills’ based on a carving in a period edition in the work. I also made a guest book, so you could...
Double-needle Coptic Binding

Double-needle Coptic Binding

[28Sep17 From photos dated 9/22/13.] This is a book I made in a class at Pennsic, summer 2013, given by Meisterin Katarina Helene. It is a form of coptic stitch that requires two needles. We also stitched the integrated endbands, and made clasps of braided leather and...
Parchment Making Demonstration

Parchment Making Demonstration

If you ever get the chance to learn about parchment form Jesse or Stephen Meyer of Pergamena, take it! These brothers are a wealth of knowledge, super helpful and having been to Pennsic (you may have seen them kitty-corner to Historical Glassworks one year) very...
Papermaking

Papermaking

[27Sep17 From an album dated 8/24/13.]I made some paper! This is a modern kit I got from Arnold Grummer, but the basic principles are still the same. I made a small stack of paper in this run, varying the amount of pulp to get a better handle on how much pulp created...
Leather Belt Pouch

Leather Belt Pouch

[28Sep17 From an album dated 7/17/13.] The youngest decided he wanted a leather belt pouch. I suggested we make it since he didn’t have enough allowance saved up to buy one. It was a fun little project and he really enjoyed the outcome, especially the clasp!...
Alethea’s Vigil Book

Alethea’s Vigil Book

[27Sep17 From an albume dated 7/3-4/17.] Master Liam very kindly asked me to make a vigil book for his lovely wife Countess Althea on her elevation to the Order of the Pelican. He asked only for something “simple.” I had begun researching mudejar style...