Category Archives: Just for fun

Traditional Skills Part 1 – Preparing Vellum

I have for many years past had an interest in medieval illumination and calligraphy and as a historian I have a particular interest in the wonderful manuscripts produced in medieval times.  I’d already been lucky enough to attend an illumination … Continue reading

Posted in Crafts, Illuminations, Just for fun, Medieval

‘Craeftiga’ Craft Show – Sutton Hoo

It was lovely for us today to be the people visiting an event, rather than demonstrating at one. Today we visited ‘Craeftiga’ craft show at Sutton Hoo Anglo-Saxon burial ground. It was our first ever visit to the site. ‘Craeftiga’ … Continue reading

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Craft Day

Not much historical value in this article. It’s mostly for fun.  About Christmas time, chatting with my friends, I said I thought it’d be a great idea to have a craft day, where we all got together to teach each … Continue reading

Posted in Illuminations, Just for fun

Medieval Illumination – St Barbara

One of my newest hobbies is illumination.  I did a 4 day course at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in February 2015 and loved it.  I have just created an illumination of St Barbara, based on an original, as … Continue reading

Posted in Illuminations, Just for fun

Harrington Companye Medieval Banquet

We were very honoured to have been invited to attend the Harrington Companye Banquet yesterday.  It took place in a small village hall near Northampton.  It’s the first medieval banquet that we’ve been to in a long while and it … Continue reading

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