Author Archives: Amie Sparrow

Thread Covered Buttons

My friend Angela posted discussion the other day about setting concrete goals to move forward in her projects. It occurred to me that I don’t think I’ve shared the method that I started at the end of last year for … Continue reading

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Baroness Karin Taylor de Cameron’s Investiture Dress and Landsknecht Shorts

After taking a break for nearly a year, I came back to sewing with a vengeance. When Karin was selected to be the Baroness, I offered to make her investiture dress. I spent about 50 hours on the design, construction, … Continue reading

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Pennsic Recap

Let’s address the big sweaty elephant in the room first. The weather was sub-optimal. I’ve been at hot Pennsics before but I’ve never been to one that was hot and humid. (Someone cheekily described this year as Permadamp Pennsic.) I … Continue reading

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Baronial Birthday Hat Class and Largesse

Yesterday was Stierbach Baronial Birthday. It was a glorious day. Lots of A&S and Archery to be had. I taught a Tudor Bonnet Hat Class. Below is a photo of one of my students.             … Continue reading

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Service Project for June – Largesse for Baronial Birthday

Today I’m working on silk purses for largesse for Baronial Birthday.

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New Landsknecht Hosen

I made a pair of Landsknecht hosen today to wear on the archery field instead of having to wear a dress. I used Genoveva von Lübeck‘s directions. I used fustian for the unterhosen and fulled wool for the outside. The … Continue reading

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Tudor Bonnet Make-n-Take Class Posted

To find my new class, go to this link:

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April 2016 Service Projects (Part 1) – Buttons and Teaching, Oh My!

Because of my job, I don’t have the bandwidth to organize activities anymore because I can be summoned at a moment’s notice to work on the weekend. So, most of my service work is done by teaching or making largesse … Continue reading

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Defending the Gate 2016

Here are some photos from yesterday’s event. Left to right: Esperanza, Amie, Anastaasia, Genefe. We were trying to recreate a photo taken four years ago!  

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This month’s service project

Thank you notes with pre-stamped envelopes for Queen Toryn Seven Stitches. A service gift other than offering to sew something for somebody!

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