I got to study the yellow silk dress of baroness Elvira Standerskjöld from this 1896 portrait painted by Eero Järnefelt.
I made my daughter the Sedavi dress by Pauline Alice but turned this summer dress into a winter dress with long sleeves.
I got my first floor loom as a birthday present in December and wove a nice check patterned scarf for my first project.
The last part of my Finnish Iron Age costume is the peplos dress. It took me 6 months to construct the whole thing. Now it comes together!
ollecting a set of suitable bronze, brass and silver jewellery that is based on archaeological finds in Finland. These will be an important part of my Finnish Iron-Age costume.
I have spent six months learning tablet weaving and here are some tips that I want to share with beginners struggling with their first bands.
I made a metal spiral decorated Iron Age Finnish woman's apron for my Iron Age Finnish costume I'm slowly constructing.
I made the Christmas presents for my family by hand. My brother and mother got handwoven potholders and my father got nålbound mittens.
I sewed an Iron Age dress that a Finnish woman would have worn under her peplos and apron. This dress works also for the Medieval era.
I learned many new things and gained new friends during the year 2021. Here are some random thoughts and plans for the future.