Beginner · Historic Beginner · Historically Focused

John of the Hills

Location: Shire of Okewaite, Lochac

Category/Level: Historically Focused/Beginner

About John: While I have been in the SCA for decades (started 1985) and while I have all the service awards I’ve never received an arts and sciences award. I do not sew regularly and the last time I made any clothing would be many years ago. My sewing skills are barely adequate for making things. A sewing machine has always been what I used to the maximum extent possible. I’m thinking I’ll hand sew this project and the whole project will be quite challenging for me. I’ve been trying to make a pack of playing cards for many years and have some ideas about how to fast track making one while using period techniques. It is about time I have a new outfit and this challenge might get me to make one.

His Project: There is a picture of some Basque soldiers dated 1547 that I came across many years ago that caught my eye. A spear carrier is in an outfit with a lot of red. I like the idea of wearing it. I’m guessing layer 1 is the underwear, Layer 2 is the red floofy shirt and the red and white trousers, Layer 3 is the black pleated top, Layer 4 will be a pack of playing cards. I’ll make the hat too. Possibly the shoes but probably not.

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