Whether it is for larp, theatre production, living history event or other related hobbies, with your own hauberk, coife, trousers or other chain mail objects you are ready for battle. But how do you create a custom-fit pattern for your own chain mail? What needs to be considered while making chain rings? And what are the best techniques for weaving thousands of rings together? These and other questions will be answered by the author step by step and with fully illustrated instructions. The reader learns the practicalities of how to transform a roll of wire into a chain mail armour.
To be dressed historically correct as a medieval re-enactor - it could not be simpler: the range of garments that those interested in the Middle Ages can now make themselves stretches from the High to late Middle Ages (1200 to 1500), and from a simple maid to lower gentry. Panels with lifelike, coloured illustrations revive the different medieval classes through their clothing and accessories.
Extensive additional information on materials and sewing techniques allows even sewing beginners with little experience to make sturdy clothing for winter and summer.
Veil, circlet, coife, bonnet, cap or hood? To give an authentic portrayal of a medieval character, you will need an appropriate period headdress. This carefully researched and richly illustrated book offers a wide variety of head coverings through the ages.
Make your own Medieval Clothing – Shoes of the High and Late Middle Ages is a practical guide for anyone good at crafts wishing to try their hand at shoemaking.