The advance of Islam is halted, but the Norse begin to raid their neighbors, “go a Viking.” To close out the century, Charlemagne is crowned the first Holy Roman Emperor in the year 800.
- Block Printing for an Alanic Coat (5/12/2018) - Because I was once the apprentice of a Laurel named Alan, once I saw the extant coat and pattern from the TRIBE OF THE ALANS, I had to make it for my vigil ceremony. It has lasted quite well, although I’ve gotten a bit heavier, and there are some rips I need to mend. I […]
- Byzantine Silk tunic of memories (5/11/2018) - Once upon a time, I met a lady on the internet. She knew other ladies, some in person, but another from the internet. And we all came together to participate as a team for the Middle Kingdom’s annual Golden Seamstress event. (Yes, I drove all the way to Detroit to sew with people I’d never […]
- Norse Pärlhänge – bead pendants (2/4/2018) - One of the items occasionally found in Norse graves are 1 or more beads on a silver wire ring, as a pendant, presumably dangling off the festoons hung between the brooches. The Swedish word for this appears to be “pärlhänge.” A potential Norwegian synonym is “perleanheng”. (There are a few rare gold wire examples, but […]
- Insular Art (11/24/2016) - The monasteries that developed from Irish foundations - Iona as the mother abbey, shared a style, because monks moved back and forth.
- Typologies in the study of Anglo-Saxon Artefacts – Part 2 (10/31/2016) - Lots of links and citations for Anglo-Saxon Catalogues, Typologies, and Chronologies.
- Typologies in the study of Anglo-Saxon Artefacts – Part 1 (10/30/2016) - Before you can understand the artefact reports, you need to understand typologies.
- Hen Gastell Wales Lampwork Challenge Bead (10/27/2016) - A bead from Wales, challenging because of its large side and sneaky decoration.
- Finglesham, Northbourne, Kent (10/26/2016) - In the late 1920s, digging at a chalk pit near Finglesham exposed some old bones. Kent Archaeological Society excavations in 1928-1929 by William Stebbing and William Whiting exposed about 30 graves, well furnished, with some continental grave goods. Their finds were published as ‘Jutish Cemetery near Finglesham, Kent’ in Vol. 41 of Archaeologia Cantiana. As […]
- Anglo-Saxon Finglesham Bibliography – Annotated (10/26/2016) - Annotated bibliography of resources for Anglo-Saxon studies, including links to WorldCat, purchase options, and any downloadable resources. Expect regular updates.
- Anglo-Saxon Finglesham Artefacts (10/26/2016) - Images of various Anglo-Saxon artefacts from Finglesham, Northborne, Kent.
- 9th C Silk Road inspired fabric designs (10/6/2016) - 9th C Sogdian silk inspired designs created for the Current Middle Ages - why, and how to use.
- St. Gallen – Irish Monastic style (1/4/2014) - The Irish founded monastery at St. Gallen is the focus for this scroll, and it presents some challenges to our medievaloid expectations.
- 8th C Lindesfarne-style Pelican (6/16/2010) - An SCA peerage scroll, with carpet and text page, in the style of the Lindesfarne Gospels, from the turn of the 8th C in Anglo-Saxon England.
- Irish Monastic Style (5/3/2008) - The Cridhe Mor is given once each year the highest level of service to the Barony of Mag Mor. I created this scroll in Irish monastic style for Callaghan MacFerr. Done with gouache and ink, on Bristol Board. Finished May 2008.
- 8th C Baronial award scroll (5/11/2006) - My very first commission - a major baronial award for talented scribe. 8th C Lindisfarne style was really the only style I knew at the time, but still is a favorite.
- 8th C Lindesfarne-style Beatitudes (3/24/2006) - 8th C Lindesfarne style Beatitudes made for a charity auction - First C&I project was sold for $135.