About This Blog

My current research obsession is centered around purses and pouches from the European Middle Ages, and the accompanying hardware and passementerie. It is my hope to not only study extant items but also learn via reconstructive experiments; these will be limited for the most part to the textile components, however in the future I hope to explore the production of the metal frames.

01 December 2008

Progress is being made

The picture isn't the best, but you can see that I have, indeed, been working!

Again, for those of you who may be new to reading -- is it egotistical of me to believe that more than a half-dozen people read this thing? :-) -- this is the pattern I redacted from IRPA Obj# 43380.


Žabacorporation said...

I am your faithful reader - I have you in my Google Reader account:-)
I wish I could make a purse like this, but I don't have any costume that would suit it by now... And people order some sewing from me from time to time, but nobody wants embroidery:-[
Your embroidery is just a pleasure for eye:-) Did you discover the pattern yourself from the excavation or have you seen it somewhere?

Tristán Z. said...

Thank you for all the compliments :-)

I created the pattern myself, after staring at images of the original. I'm certain it's not 100% accurate, but it's as close as I can get without seeing the original in person.

Anonymous said...

Beutiful work! I'm so glad that your gear arrived at last.
One day I hope I'll be half as good as you are.


Kathy Storm said...

I had forgotten you were working on this, I really like the pattern but especially your color choices.

I'm sure more than six people look at your blog, but receiving comments is pleasant so I hope you enjoyed mine.

Alenn said...

ähem I found your Blog at a nightshift for 1 month.Since them I look every week ,if you show something new