Mittwoch, 28. November 2007

Three pairs of gloves

I've being pretty busy gloving the last days and finished three pairs of gloves.
First pair is a pair of three fingered mittens - working gloves. These mittens were pretty common in 13./ 14. th century.
The material is sheep leather, sewn with linen thread.

The Luttrell Psalter, c. 1320-1340
Next is a pair of gloves is a pair of "falconry" gloves - gloves like these are seen in the illuminations of the 13th and 14th century, worn by noble men and women.
I used very fine goat leather, sewn with linen thread. The tassel is made of silk thread.

Taymouth Hours: Lady with falcon, (British Library, Yates Thompson 13, fol. 74), c. 1325-1335

The last pair of gloves were very common in Italy during the end of the 15th, beginning of 16th century. The gloves have very short, folded back cuffs to allow elaborate sleeves.
Materials for these gloves were black and brown goat leather and linen thread.

Paolo Cavazzola: Portrait of a Lady , c. 1515

Montag, 19. November 2007

Swabian Gown - Dress Diary

I felt in love with a Swabian gown after seeing them at Myra's website

Ursula Greckin, ca 1500

Barbara Wespach ca. 1500
See Grizel's bead pages for more beaded sleeves and dresses:

This dress is going to involve lots of embroidery. I just love the asymetric style of the one embroidered sleeve (and - it's less work to do one sleeve than two :-) )

Progress so far:

Started with the embroidery: Beads, silk velvet oak leaves and gold thread.

The gown itself will be made after the pattern of the "Master of the housebook" or Nuremberg dress.

Young Girl and Old Man, ca. 1475-80
This pattern also has the "grande assiette sleeves" which I always wanted to try for a female dress (my husband has one and will get another one soon ;-) )

Two Card Players, 1480
Way to go!!!