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Little red riding hood

Today I proudly present a new quest writer, another hard working member from the team behind Battle of Wisby – Anna. I’m Anna. When I’m not busy with the Battle of Wisby email, trying as best as I can to … Continue reading

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The shield, part 1

I want a proper shield for the Battle of Wisby. I have never tried to make a shield before, let alone used one, only tried a small buckler at fencing training. And I’m not much of a woodworker at all. … Continue reading

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Buttonholes

It is easy to make 14th century buttonholes. The hard thing is to make them look neat and pretty. The first five hundred is a bitch. 😉 No, not really. But it takes a little practise and patiance to get … Continue reading

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Buttons

Tight and tidy rows of buttons seems to have been at the hight of fashion during the later part of the 14th century. Sometimes the buttons were so tightly placed that each button touched the next one. (Read more about … Continue reading

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Plant dyeing fabric yellow, blue and green

The last few days I’ve been preparing my first attempt to dye with indigo. I’ve done it before, but never on my own and was excited to give it a try. Indigo is a powerful natural dye that gives all shades … Continue reading

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