It's been a long while since I had time to blog or email, because for the last two months I have been working really hard developing some custom medieval belts and sewing historical clothes for people. After I built my blue swan belt, I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to create some more. It turns out I love making belts. It's a really complex challenge and involves a lot of skills, from wax carving to leather work, and oh so many rivets, Each belt had close to 100 rivets, all done by hand.
I spent a week in Quebec, camping on a beautiful property in the 14th century, complete with medieval outbuildings and a fairy tree. I even got to learn the basics of willow basket weaving ( I still have a long way to go before I am much good at it) but I really enjoyed the process.
Then it was belts belts belts, until August 13th when we headed up to Prince Edward County for our annual Deed of the Red Knight, event. It was pretty glorious, despite insane quantities of mosquitoes and serious heat. I got to see my newly made belts worn around camp, which was really fantastic.
Here's the company all lined up and ready for battle. Scroll down to see a gallery of belts!