Friday, 13 April 2012

L is for Landschneckt

Landschneckt is word that most people have never heard of but in my circle of friends is a common and frequetly used one.

It is used in reference to historical costuming.  It is one of the most flamboyent and fabulous times of fashion that existed.  The sheer size and scope of the feathers on the hats is enough to make any self-respecting Vegas showgirl or drag queen squee with delight!!

I have learned over the years that my research and experimental archeaology obsession with textiles gives me a vocabulary and knowledge base that is not standard.

The fact that I have a Warp Weighted Loom that visually dominates my dining room, a table loom, 4 narrow band looms, a basket full of spindles, 14 sheep fleeces, bins and boxes and shelves full of fiber in all states of processing, a seperate set of pots for natural dying etc, etc, etc

I also have a hoard of fabric.  Not crappy fabric either - good fabric.  All wool, silk, linen, etc.  When we measured it it was over 500 meters.  Then we bought more, and more, and more.  So we sold a bunch.  We are probably sitting at around 250 - 300 meters at the moment.  I think it breeds . . .

Right now the newest textile obsession is up-cycling old sweters into pixie coats, arm warmers, and hoodies.  Tons of fun!

I decided a few weeks ago that I really need a Patron - you know an arts patron that gives me tons of money to just create and be artistic because they like to support the arts . . . . yup - that is what I need.  Know of any?

1 comment:

  1. It's awesome that you actually have a loom. Nice.