Saturday, 25 June 2011

Chalgrove Medieval Fair Pictures

Pictures from yesterday at the medieval fair

One of the wandering minstrels

baby frogs caught by Eva and co
Food and tableware display tent and the armoury tent

A lady and her daughter I met cooking pancakes and weaving

Another lady from the above group

Medieval weaving loom

Make a medieval cone hat and shield for 20p

Viewof the cooking tent. A loevly group of people, baking salmon in salt pastry and making a stew for the night banquet

Overall view of the tents

Some girls from the Companie of the White Lion

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Natural Things - medieval inspired Herdwick brooches

These brooches are made from handspun herdwick yarn that has been crochet into flowers and felted in the washing machine.

Each brooch is decorated with a series of natural and recycled elements, from flint, wood, bone and pearls to fabric ivy leaves, dug up china pieces,fabric flowers, beads and buttons.

Each brooch has a handmade spiral clasp in silver plated wire.

Chalgrove Medieval Fair

Shalotte will be having a stand at the medieval fair in Chalgrove, Oxfordshire.

The event is on the 25-26 of june and is open from 11am to 5 pm.

There wil be family entertainment all day, prizes for the best costume, cream teas, archery,a hog roast, living history stands and lots of fun to be had by all .

Shalotte will be selling medieval headdresses, girdle bags, plague rats, money bags,hoods,silk and linen purses,wire and semi precious jewellery, men's cufflinks, felted brooches, childrens headresses, unicorn horns, our usual wraps, bags, hats, aprons and all manner of other goodies.

for more information and to buy tickets please go to this website

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Human Flower Project

I was looking for inspiration for my new batch of Sari Silk yarn and came across this fascinating blog. I'd found my way to a blog from Beautiful and they were talking about India Flint, an amazing worker in natural dyes and mark making and whilst reader her bog I saw this link to the human flower project; an international newsgroup,photo album and discussion of the human relationship beween us and flowers. I especially love the article on oranges.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

The Summer Garden

It seems that summer is in full swing just lately, I know its june (how on earth did that happen!) but things are coming up faster then we can plant them.