It’s hard to believe that it’s been two months since I last posted, but this has been an extraordinarily busy semester, with many classes that have occupied my time. I’ve thought about making an update here, especially after the last event we attended, but other obligations called and in my free moments I felt less like spending more time on the computer.
But now we are at Thanksgiving and I’ve had a couple of days off, or at least with no classes to attend to. There’s always grading to be done, but I finished the last of that today, so I should have at least one day free to relax a bit before the last couple of weeks of the term.
So I have a scroll update and a weaving update from Grand Day of Tournaments at the start of November. For this event, the tournament prizes are contributed by members of the Barony of Cynnabar and I have typically done some woven trim either in inkle or card weaving.
This year I did a card weaving, as usual in Cynnabar’s colors of red, black, and white:
This was an interesting weave. For the two vertical sections in the picture, the length on the right was supposed to be the “front” side of the weaving, but I rather like the look of the “back” side on the left length as well. I guess it’s up to the recipient to decide which they like better!
I also did a scroll assignment for court – a Bronze Ring, which is a fencing award:
The only thing I’m not entirely happy with here is the spacing I left at the top. I think I should have left at least another line width between the upper border and the start of the text, but I wasn’t sure how the spacing would work out originally, so I kept things close.
The design here is inspired by a bit of decoration on a 15th century Dutch Bible held in the British Library (Additional MS 15410, f. 54). I like the relative simplicity of the decoration, though it looks more complex than it actually is.