czwartek, 15 maja 2014

The Medieval Merchants



So, the new season is opened! The long May weekend we spent with our friends in an educational farm in Osice near Pruszcz Gdański. Nights were cold but fortunately we had enough wool blankets to be warm. There were quite many guests visiting the farm and press, TV, radio...
Our stall (photo made by Klaryssa)
 Of course we took all our stuff to show. My laces, yarns and naalbinding goods, Klaryssa's beautiful pincushions, weaved textiles by Rosamar...
 On Saturday Rosamar presented old techniques of spinning and weaving with short introduction about historical sheep, wool and preparing fleece.
 
The presentation of wool and spinning (photo made by Klaryssa)
Weaving (photo made by Klaryssa)
 We also showed our medieval clothes from the end of 14 and the beginning of 15 century. I could appear myself in my new apron.
 In the evening we treated our guests to some medieval dishes.
 
Medieval dishes (photo made by Klaryssa)


The most funny incident were when some lady was absolutely surprised that we are educated. She expected simply peasants taken off from a plough. 



The beginning of the tournament (photo made by Klaryssa)
 Next weekend we went to the court of Konrad Mazowiecki where a tournament were given in the castle of Czersk near Warsaw. This time we were members of some nomadic tribe called Kipchak, Kuman or Połowcy. 

Our castle stall (photo made by Rosamar)


Klaryssa could wear her beautiful caftan first time. We had also our stall with woolen stuff.
 
Wool, wool and once again wool (photo made by Klaryssa)
 And I were asked to give a short interview for television aobut our reenactment.
 
Me and TV camera (photo made by Klaryssa)
 All in all the event were very nice although there could be more customers in our stall.

1 komentarz:

  1. So say we all :) more customers, buyers, not only watchers :)

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