I wove myself a traditional Finnish wool shawl. This was a garment that women used to wear when they went outside without a coat.
I sewed an 18th-century wool jacket for my daughter for a historical harvest festival held at a real 18th-century farmhouse in Helsinki.
Mourning accessories turn this black Victorian dress into a mourning costume. I made a short cape, a hat and a veil plus some extra things.
Lingerie dresses are those pretty frilly dresses that make the iconic Edwardian look with their lace inserts and pale colours. However, they first appeared in the 1890s. For a long time, I have wanted to make my own but sourcing that much lace was a problem. This kind of dress can use hundreds of euros worth of cotton lace which is way out of my budget. Then I had a stroke of luck and I found huge rolls of lace at the local Recycling centre. These rolls had hundreds of metres, some several kilometres worth of lace and they only cost about 15 to 20 euros each. Admittedly the lace…
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.