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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.

17 January 2013

Tools of the trade

In related news, I've also been slowly acquiring a small collection reproduction medieval tools. Here are some, below:

Pictured above are a pair of brass needles from Gaukler Medieval Wares, Canada; a bone awl and one ()of the two that I have currently) thread reels from Historic Enterprises, USA; and a very nice brass thimble from Lorifactor, Poland.

Before too long I'd like to add to this kit a nice pair of steel sheers, a metal awl, and perhaps a metal or leather needlecase. And a small decorative box to put it all in.

4 comments:

tanya said...

My friend andy made me some evil little handmade scissors

http://opusanglicanum.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/scissor-case/

Abel said...

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Daisy Debs said...

I enjoyed reading your journal today , I love the little needlework kit you are putting together and love all the photos of medieval purses :)