With History Alive only a month or so away, everyone at Blackwolf is knuckling down to complete remaining projects to be ready for the start of the medieval enactment season in Queensland.
This weekend The Duke led Ann, Neil, Greg, Steff, Gabe, and Alex in a frenzy of medieval trunk making.
Each trunk is initially held together with modern screws to get the shapes and levels correct. Then each screw is painstakingly replaced with a medieval period wooden dowel until the entire trunk is built sturdily and accurately in medieval style. They’re doing a fantastic job and should have them finished by next week.
Ann worked steadily on a medieval embroidery project: embellishing the medieval Scottish cowl she made for Neil. The color is gorgeous and the stitches intricate and detailed. It’s going to be stunning when finished.
Alex and Gabe headed out to the battlefield for medieval combat practice under the expert eye and tutelage of Greg. They used wooden sticks for practice, honing their technique before moving on to metal weapons.
Poppit gave a simple wooden cutting board a Finnish flair by burning in traditional Finnish symbols representing hunting, gathering, and other food-related situations. She added her own creative twist to the embellishments on the edges. She’s also working with the Duke creating patterns for her medieval Finnish garb.
Far-flung Blackwolf members have also been busy. Jessie and Katie are working steadily finishing up their new garb, and Stacey and Shaun are completing sewing and leather-work projects for theirs. Marie is busy knitting medieval mittens and coin purses for display with our other caravan wares.
It’s going to be a fantastic medieval season and we can’t wait to get to our first camp.
What creative projects are inspiring you these days?