Archive for: Historical reenactment

Sep 19th, 2009

Clans on the Coast

I’m sunburned. So is Adam. But for some reason the kids seem fine, at worst they have a slight rosy glow on the cheeks. Yeah, I completely forgot to take sunscreen with us today…look, it was DARK when we left the house, the sun was the last thing on my mind! We dragged ourselves out […]

Aug 30th, 2009

Here, have some crafty type stuff

Adam made me an arm guard for archery, since he made it I’ve only hit myself with the string once, no more huge dramatic bruises for me! I’ve been doing some more tablet weaving, I’m still experimenting with patterns and I’m kind of wishing that the 5.8m batch was a bit more interesting. This took […]

Aug 4th, 2009

Seems I haven’t forgotten how

On Sunday we headed out to North Richmond for a Huscarls training and crafting day. Tom was all set to spend the day weaving, so I decided I should break out the tablet weaving loom and get back into doing that for the first time since October last year. The only question was, would I […]

Jul 17th, 2009

Tom the weaver

Last year at the Abbey festival Tom had a go at back-strap weaving and thought it was the best thing ever. At Abbey last year. Being skeptical types Adam and I refused to fork out $65 for a weaving kit for a 6 year old. A year later, when we said we were heading up […]

Jul 16th, 2009

Holiday snippets

We’ve just got back from a trip up to Brisbane for Abbey Medieval Festival and then back via Armidale where we stayed for a few days at Cruickshanks Cottage. While we were away the following things happened: Adam took up spinning. Tom finally got his own back-strap weaving kit (he’s been waiting a whole year). […]

Apr 26th, 2009

Lithgow Ironfest

Yesterday we hauled ourselves out of bed at 6:15am and headed off to Lithgow for a day at Ironfest with my mum in tow. The Huscarls had a paid gig there to provide a living history display so a bunch of them were camping Friday and Saturday nights but we decided it was all too […]