[Sca-cooks] Twill weaves and garb, was Re: Substitute for Potatoes?

S CLEMENGER sclemenger at msn.com
Tue Aug 25 06:45:21 PDT 2009

Everyone can afford garb.  My first attempts at SCA clothing came from some 
(really decent) white brocade curtains I salvaged from the back of the 
Salvation Army.  (I made ItalianRen).  Unless you're doing some extensive 
event like Pennsic, you actually only need a few outfits, depending on local 
weather.  Medievals (unless they were royals) hardly had a closet full of 
stuff....Good clothing (in any time period) is an investment, but there are 
ways to be canny and clever about getting good quality....
I'm as dedicated to researching, developing, and recreating textiles and 
their uses during various historical periods as most of the people on this 
list are about food and medieval recipes.  So I can talk at great length 
about what is and is not appropriate/possible/workable.  Blue jeans are 
right. out. even. if. you're. broke.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Judith Epstein" <judith at ipstenu.org>
To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 6:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Substitute for Potatoes?

> > On Aug 25, 2009, at 7:10 AM, Mairi Ceilidh wrote:
> >> Judith, I hesitate to jump into this nest of vipers, but twill
> >> weave has
> >> been found dating back to the Iron Age.  It is Very Period.
> >>
> >> Mairi Ceilidh
> *snicker* 6,000 people who can't afford garb just punched the air. 

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