Tag Archives: A&S

Medieval image (15th century) of chlidren riding stick horses in the margin of a document.

Make a (mostly) medieval stick horse – a youth activity

At Summer War Practice I tested a new make-and-take youth activity for our younger attendees: making a medieval stick (or hobby) horse. I based the activity on a pattern I found online, and then proceeded to make it in as period a fashion as possible. This turned out to be fairly easy using period fabric … Continue reading Make a (mostly) medieval stick horse – a youth activity

Beginning Brocade using a warp weighted TW loom.

A hands-on beginners class on brocading by Hrόlfr á Fjárfelli ; a tablet weaving technique to create narrow woven bands with intricate patterns. We’ll setup a loom, go over the basic concepts of tablet weaving with the focus on brocading and learn to weave a basic Viking Age pattern on a warp-weighted tablet weaving loom. … Continue reading Beginning Brocade using a warp weighted TW loom.