tisdag 16 augusti 2022

Medievalweek in Visby

It has been a couple of days now, sense I got home from medievalweek in Visby. According to me, the best event during the year. As usual I dont take as much pictures as I would want, but I will show you the ones I did take, and some I have borrowed from friends. 

Me and friends stayed at the medieval camp, 1,5 km outside Visby. The medieval part of camp, together with the mundane camp, contained almost 800 people during the week. It was a lot of tents! I had my own as usual but I got spoiled staying with people who brings kitchen, benches and a lot of stuff that makes a camp complete. Last year I only had my bed in my tent but this year I also had a table. It was so nice to be able to stand up preparing meals and doing stuff. 

This picture is taken during Saturday evening. I had just arrived after traveling for 9 hours, put up camp and changed cloths. I was so happy and so tired. But getting met by the most beautiful people in the world makes it worth everything. This is also the first time I wore the hairnet with the embroidered band I made for myself. Its inspired by a painting of Catherine von Bora, the wife of Martin Luther. 

And this is my tent, my home for the week. I dont have any pictures from the inside but I dont think I would show them even if I did, it was a bit messy in there...my tent anyway. And O was sneaking into the picture, he is one of the fantastic autocrats for the campsite and they all did a great job. 

I got a little sheering up by mintu pear before going to town that first evening!

There were a lot of just hanging out, both in camp and at the market. One place to always come back to is at Hans-Gunnars place at the market. There are always people you know there.  

This is Hans-Gunnar. The go-to for medieval shoes and good company.

And here are the good company!

Due to the medievalweek being such a long event there is always room for some hanging around, some sewing, some good times doing nothing in camp. 

Helvig and Kat both have hairnets i have made so I needed to take pictures.

And suddenly they were three!

I took my little frame with me to be able to do some sprangwork. Its small so you cant do bigger things. I made some golden ribbons in silk for the award The golden ribbon, its for service here in Nordmark. 

Im wearing my undergarments for the 16th century german peasant outfit. Its a hemd in undyed linen and an underdress in undyed wool. Very comfy when its warm. And the typical headwear for german 16th century women of course. I did also start working on a new underdress for the same social class. I really like wearing it since I made my first outfit back in may. 

We had a sewingmeeting in camp, with cockies!

My frame is standing on the table, really easy to bring and to work with. 

There also were some cooking in camp. Here Basse is making dinner for us. I have no idea of what day it was. All the days comes together to one long good memory.

And some more hanging out. 
Arngrim were celebrating his birthday by learning how to sabre.

God morning Kat!

And finally, after talking about it and planing for a year, a collaboration between three craftsmen is out. A limited edition handmade 16th century eating-kit is put together. Knives by Rasmus Rasmussen, spoons by Riku Pasanen and bowls by me. They will be avaible by the holiday season.

Im so excited by this! Its such an honour to be making this together with these both fine gentlemen.

I was also selling some of my ceramics in camp.

But the best, all my friends that I havent seen for a while.
In the picture below Im wearing my little fancier garb. Still 16th century Germany of course. My embroidered cap with spangles around the forehead, a brocade vest. It was really warm during the day but in the evenings you could wear some more, fancier clothing. And Kat had her embroidered golden brusttuch. A really impressive project! I need to make one of those too.

And here Im wearing 16th century peasant garb again. With a pair of trossfrau-socks. My ordinary woolen ones were to hot. And a strawhat, that is normally not worn together with a stechline, the german headwear. But with bangs I dont want to wear it the way its seen in paintings, just the hat and braids. I might need to figure something out. This was also a bit to hot but I soaked the veil in water and it worked a bit better.

 A quick video from camp from Friday evening. 

In the video Im wearing my golden egg-project, the embroidered cap from the painting Portrait of a woman by Bernhard Strigel from 1510-15. Its such a joy to be able to wear it out in public now when it has been approved. It looks so good in the sun!

I will end this post with this amazing picture that Kat took. Its from one of our tours too the market, we were walking back home again. Visby is such a great place, everywhere you look there is a good opportunity to take great photos. We both wear 16th century clothing, but Helwig is wearing English and Im wearing German. Me in red, her in blue.

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