Glass Bead Making!

Glass Bead Making was a hit, with several students interested in setting up their own shops.

Thank you to both Baroness Aine Chuiminn and Lord Sigurd Ericssonn for opening your home and workshop space for the class to use. Thank you to the Barony of Stierbach and the Canton of Sudentorre for the supplies. Thank you to Mistress (and  Baroness) Blitha for use of some of her supplies as well. Thank you to my students for their patience and willingness to share. Everyone made beautiful beads. 

The class handout and research resources can be found here.

Phew! I survived my first KASF Display! :)

First: My many thanks to Her Highness, Amirah Una for her time to allow me to measure her (for a garment) and discuss a concern I had. It was a pleasure to be of service to you, as the second herald, during your first ever (regency) court. I look forward to being of further assistance to you and (HH) Amir Dietrich. 

Second:  would like to thank my friends that helped me unload, setup, organize, display, tear down and load my car while I am fighting (with antibiotics) a sinus infection. I would not have survived the event without all your help.

Third: Thank you to everyone who took the time to look at my display and provide feedback and, yes, once I find a photo of myself that I like I will be adding it to this page as suggested.  🙂

Next up for me: Teaching Glass Bead Making on the 17th for my Barony, 3 garments and two scrolls for Defending the Gate. 

…now if I can just get a steady internet connection….

Tatsuko; No more PhDs!

For those that don’t know what I am referring to PhD is a Project Half Done.

So I started my third shibori project, while I still haven’t completed the first one or the second one either.  Good news is both of the other projects are closer to done than not. The most of the second shibori project just needs to be ironed and have a photo shoot. The rest of it and the first project needs to be finished sewn together (1st project only), finish the seams (1st project only), treated with dye fixative, dried, ironed and have its day with a camera.

Full Steam Ahead!

For those following this page, which currently there doesn’t seem to be many, you may have noticed I have been adding as I go to the Shibori pages for the second attempt at shibori dying I am currently working on. I am still tweaking and adding to the presentation online and have yet to do final wash and iron out of the pieces to do the final photos for the series. I am thinking a trip to the laundromat will be in order for the rigorous washing. 

Also, I am going to be making a class information page to host all the handouts for the A & S Classes I will teach or have taught.

Then in the next few days, I will be gathering my thoughts & notes to complete my historical documentation of Glass Bead making and Shibori dying (which is a challenge in of itself as I do not know Japanese).

I hope the New Year has been kind to you all and that you are all able to work on the projects near and dear to your heart.

A&S is coming!

Well, the new year has started with some bumps in the road. However, I find myself grateful and looking forward to the year to come. The Second day of the New Year was spent experimenting with Shibori dying techniques then off to talk to MOAS of the Canton I support. The Sixth I spent at the Baronial A&S day learning more about Japanese garb and how to improve my SCA Resume, (which got updated immediately). 

I spent the remainder of Saturday sorting, editing and uploading the initial photos taken on the Second to document my journey discovery Shibori techniques, old and new. The seventh I plan to photograph, open, photograph, rinse, and dry the second’s shibori with a final photography session when they are dry. Gaming and sewing might occur too… *innocent smiley face* I am planning and preparing to have open displays at Kingdom A & S for myself and my Scribal household. A lot to do and not so much time, phew!