Friday, July 19, 2019

Silk Stockings...for historical wear.

This was not my first venture to the fild of knitting historical stockings, in fact last year I did the Leiden Textil Research Institute's project which aimed to recreate the early 17th century stickings that was found in a shipwreck near the Texel Islands. I made these stockings last year (originally planned to wear it with my regency ball-gown, but I though it would be way too warm), but never gt around to photograph them.
The construction is based on the texel stockings, the back seam is decorated, and the heel is folded. 
 I used silk yarn that is way thicker than the original was knitted with 8and I am still in search for the perfect yarn to knit historical silk stockings with).


The folded and sewn (or three needle bind off) heel. It has a few decreases, so the heel fits better than the pointy one I did on the first one I made.
I believe these stockings would be great to wear with clothes anywhere between the 15th and the 20th century, but it would be best with 17th -18th century clothings.


Me as a stocking modell, LOL... I am wearing my late 15th / very early 16th century Italian noblewoman dress, which is a bit early for the stockings, but what the heck... I finally had the stockings, the background, my feet and my favorite photographer all in one place...
Photoes by Norbert Varga

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Ozora

Huh, I slipped off the bandwagon for a bit, so let's pick up, where I left off... In Te middle of June.
On the 15th we spent an afternoon and evening into the night in the Castle of Ozora, az a prologue for the nights of the museums a week later... For this program, we've shown early 17th century life..

 The lacemaker...
 The field- doctor and his wife..
 Kitchen staff..




 Spinning studies...





És a Tűzzsonglőrök: 






Photoes by Norbert Varga.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Birthday Concert

My favoirte Band had a birthday, and they celebrated it with a big concert... Let me just put it this way...these big venues and big conecrts will never be my favorites, and not only because this particular place would not let N bring his camera in, or because B dissaponted me only twice and both times were in a Budapest Park concert... I know they very well deserveto be known and celebrated, but my favorites will always be the small, intimate concerts.
Because N had no camera with him, we will have to remember the day by pictures I shot with my phone. However, The night was one to remember, though I could not dance at the dancing afterwards (my leg still hurt), but it was teh nght before the borthday of my boy. Big kiddo. Big heart.















Sunday, June 30, 2019

Let's play catch up... Nógrád

Shall we?
I left off a month ago, so there will be a few post that will summarize what happened over the last month, with some pictures...
Nógrád... there was an event, where we danced in renaissance... I stopped posting patly because at that event I hurt my calf.... a partial tear in one of my muscles in my calf... almost to the day a year after I did the same thing to my left leg last year, though this time I did it to the right. Just like last year, it took me about 2-3 weeks to be able to walk normally again, and I am still careful with dancing...
Still happy and careless




 Here I was in considerable pain....


Photos were shot b Gábor Bátori

Monday, June 3, 2019

Four weeks

Four weeks... this is how long I have not drank any Cova Cola.
Admittedly, I love Coke. the full sugary version.
I loved it since my childhood, even though there were times it vas scarcely available, and and can drink an insane amount of it.
I have been told many times (especially by my ex), that I am addicted. That might be so, but I ofte wondered, if I reall have an addiction.
When I stepped on the scale more than a month ago, went though the roof. Not the scale, but me.
I also had a wow, and a bet with myself. (I tried it once, giving up coke for a month, but then Chris had his accident, at the end of the third week.)
I actually started on May the first (more than 4 weeks ago), but then there was one small can in the fidge and N said it would be unnecessary temptaton.
The full 4 weeks were up by late friday night, and on thruday night I incidentally bought a can of coke. (Yes, shut up. Incidentally. How you say no to a store clerk, who was so proud that he remembered I only drink Coke? ). I had it with me on Friday night and I opened it just a few minutes before midnight.
It actually tasted strange. Now, I had a day or two of headaches at the beginning of teh four weeks, but that also could have had a million other reasons. No other withdrawal effect. No shaking hand, no feeling dizzy or sick, not even a standard attack of angry shouting. I also have not drunk anything else instead, but water. No other soft drinks, no syrups, just water, or seltzer water. Thats it. I did not died. Nor did I turn into a zombie. I have not lost much weight either.
Anyhow, I gave myself one day off, when we had an event to attend, and now back to square one. See f I can do this for another month.
Photos: Norbert Varga