Monday, 28 June 2010

Dorestad 850 at Wijk Bij Duurstede

Where the post about our previous event could have had the title Wet, wet, wet! This posts title could be; feeling hot, hot, hot!

Luckily for everyone the Saturday was slightly cooler than the Sunday. When the temperature was around 30ÂșC. So at least, the biggest part of, Saturday and on sundaymorning I did demonstrate dyeing with natural dyes, but after getting sick of the heat on saterday afternoon. I had to keep it cool on Sunday.

I did feel bad for those who came to see us. And found most vikings sitting in the shadows, trying not to get a heat stroke.

I also felt bad for our son. The Huginn sibbe could not attend the event. As they where celebrating Skuld's birthday. BTW Happy birthday little princess! He was all alone and had no one to play with. But he behaved extremely well and did a lot of different things.


Woodcarving with his own knife ! He got his first knife this event and he was really happy and really proud. I was not so happy, very proud but really scared...

Making a fire with a firestrike and a flint.

Leatherworking, sewing a pouch.He also sold one, for the first time. He is becoming a real craftsman.

And ofcourse charming the socks of vikings and visitors!

Not everyone was able to hide in the shadows. The brave fighters did give shows to entertain the public.

Meanwhile, at the campsite of the craftspeople and merchants, there was a more relaxed attitude.

All in all, all of us, had a lovely weekend.

And although I can't wait to work on my 1909's skirt, I first have to clean up and store away all the things we used this weekend. Last week, I did manage to take the skirt in. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will fit this time and that it hasn't become to small. If it fits correctly, I only have to hem it. I plan to decorate the it as well, but this will have to wait until I have finished the coat. I want to make the flounces out of the same fabric as the skirt itself but I am not sure if I have enough fabric to do this.

If my Purple Edwardian 1909's costume is finished in time. Maybe I'll use it as an entry for the Historical Costume Inspiration Festival

I would like to thank Fashions of Time for posting about it on her blog. I also would like to thank her for giving me the versatile blogger award. I've been smiling all day and I am working on my post about it.

1 comment:

Stephanie Ann said...

This looks like so much fun. You guys look great!