April 2018 Update

Hello everyone!

I have updated my resume to reflect what I have done recently and also, for everyone’s convenience, added links to the scroll images that are posted online on my household’s website the Gigglesworth Academy of Scribes of Wigglesworth within a new tab. Just click on the recipient’s name to see the scroll on my Resume page

I have also added images of garment pieces I was honoured to make for the Baron and Baroness of Stierbach so they could dress in Japanese garments at Defending the Gate on the Garb Creation Page.

Later this month, per feedback I received at Kingdom Arts and Sciences Festival,  I will be posting pictures of myself as recommended; even though I hate having pictures taken. I’d rather be on the other side of the camera 🙂 

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….

That moment when….Google uses your ..

So I am preparing my Shibori notes for Kingdom Arts & Sciences in Atlantia and I am just trying to refind inspirational images and such. So I am Googling to refind the images and pictures from my website are showing up in the Google search image section… I am not sure how I feel about it as I have many years of study to go to be anywhere near being a reasonable resource.

It is kinda cool, but I am not worthy…

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! 

Holiday Season is here!

Halloween and Thanksgiving are done so we are in the thick of Holiday Season!!

Sinterklaas is coming on the night of the 5th and it is also Day of the Ninja.

The 6th is Saint Nicholas’s Day
Dec 7th is Pearl Harbor Rememberance Day
Dec 8th is National Brownie Day
Dec 13th Start of Hanukkah
Dec 15th National Cupcake Day
Dec 16th Chocolate Covered Anything Day
Dec 17th Pan American Aviation Day/Wright Brothers Day
Dec 19th Ugly Sweater Day
Dec 20th Last day of Hanukkah
Dec 21st December Solstice
Dec 22nd Date Nut Bread Day
Dec 24th Christmas Eve
Dec 25th Christmas!
Dec 26th Boxing Bay
Dec 30th Bicarbonate of Soda Day & National Bacon Day
Dec 31st New Year’s Eve
Jan 1st New Year!
Jan 5th Last of day of the 12 Days of Christmas!
Jan 6th Epiphany

The list can go on and is there is more than what I have written during this time period.

I have friends Birthdays to celebrate and things like Unevent to attend. So I may not be doing a lot of updates as I prepare for some of these Holidays and family visits. So, Happy Holidays to you all and I hope you are all able to spend sometime with your loved ones.