Silk stocking continued, silkkisukka etenee

Silkkisukkaprojekti on edennyt parhaimmillaan 20 kerroksen päivävauhtia. Kantalapun valmistuttua kerroksia on kertynyt 734, aikaa kulunut noin 220 tuntia, keskimäärin 2,5 tuntia neulomista päivässä ja vähän vajaa 18 minuuttia per kerros. Sukkaprojektini on osa Aalto-yliopiston tutkimusprojektia josta YLE:n tiedetoimittaja Anniina Wallius kirjoitti pari viikkoa sitten pitkän jutun. Se julkaistiin YLE:n nettisivuilla naistenpäivänä ja kuvitus on minun… Continue reading Silk stocking continued, silkkisukka etenee

Dressing up for the 17th century, 1600-luvun vaatteissa.

Here's my son and his girlfriend posing in their 17th century re-enactment gear 🙂 Both have hand sewn their outfits themselves, out of wool and linen cloth with unbleached linen thread and using the patterns and methods of that era. The coif or cap and my son's cuffs and collar are my contribution. (See reference… Continue reading Dressing up for the 17th century, 1600-luvun vaatteissa.

Silk Stocking project – getting started, Silkkisukkaprojektin aloitus

I finally got to knitting the actual silk stocking for the citizen science project I'm taking part in. Our aim is to replicate stockings from 1650 found in a tomb in the Turku Cathedral. The original pair of stockings is currently on show at the Turku Castle in an exhibition called A Few Words about… Continue reading Silk Stocking project – getting started, Silkkisukkaprojektin aloitus

Lace making course, nypläyskurssilla

Warning: this is a long post on my wonderful trip to Scotland! In the picture above the samples I made during my lace making course. We were very lucky to have a fantastic teacher in the very talented lacemaker Jean Leader! * Ensiksi varoitus: tämä on pitkä postaus ihanasta matkasta Skotlantiin! Yllä nypläyskurssilla tekemäni mallikappaleet. Opettajamme… Continue reading Lace making course, nypläyskurssilla

Teeny-tiny knitting, Pikkuruisia neuleita

I'm taking part in a citizen science project trying to reconstruct a silk stocking from the 17th century. It's part of a larger project called Refashioning the Renaissance, studying clothing of that period in Western and Northern Europe. Our knitting team started practicing and making swatches with wool and 0,7mm needles. This is what I… Continue reading Teeny-tiny knitting, Pikkuruisia neuleita

Knitted historical stockings, ohuet 1600-luvun villasukat

I gave these fine stockings to my son's girlfriend for Christmas to go with her historical clothing (they are both into historical re-enactment and a lot of sewing... but I have the privilege to have been appointed knitter and lacemaker 😉 ) * Poikani ja hänen tyttöystävänsä harrastavat historian elävöittämistä ja ovat käsin ommelleet itse upeita asuja harrastuksensa innoittamina. Minä saan kunnian toimia "hovi"-kutojana ja -pitsintekijänä 😉

17th century cuffs, 1600-luvun kalvosimet

The cuffs for my son's 17th century outfit are ready. That was the easy part. Next I'll be making him a reticella collar - a huge project compared to these cuffs! The cuffs are made of thin linen. First I finished the edges with a rolled hem and then sewed the needle lace straight onto… Continue reading 17th century cuffs, 1600-luvun kalvosimet

Knitted hat 17th century style, pipo 1600-luvun tyyliin

My son had a very precise wish for a new hat to go with all his other historical clothes: a copy of an old felted one from the collection of the National Museum of Copenhagen. The hat is depicted in a blog post by historian Paula Hohti, the same post that I stumbled across when… Continue reading Knitted hat 17th century style, pipo 1600-luvun tyyliin

17th century style knitted socks, sukat 1600-luvun tyyliin

Here's a pair of socks I knitted for my son to go with his 17th century historical costume. Searching the internet for references I stumbled on many fascinating sites about the history of knitting. One of them was a blog called Global Encounters, by Paula Hohti, a finnish historian, textile researcher and professor of Art and Culture… Continue reading 17th century style knitted socks, sukat 1600-luvun tyyliin

Old tatted treasures, vanhoja käpypitsiaarteita

As a result of my tatting experimentations my godmother remembered having some old things that might interest me. I was thrilled to receive some lovely old memorabilia. Among them was this german book, which belonged to her husband's grandmother.  The book doesn't have a date of any kind but it must be from some hundred years back.… Continue reading Old tatted treasures, vanhoja käpypitsiaarteita