Ah. Yeh, I thought her dress seemed rather in in good shape. I portray a candle-maker in a medieval re-enactment of 1376 England. Working for 10 summers over a smoking brazier, and steaming cauldron of vats? I have stains on top of stains--LOL! have a great weekend. :~}
LOL! It is sad that all our hard work with expensive fabrics (linen and wool) take such a beating. My gowns, and those of my daughters, cost as much as formal dresses. There's irony. Who wants to get mud, wax, and grass stains on their formals? xoxo
As a peasant who is bound to the land, it can be assumed that I would have only one basic dress to wear. Lucy is not free. I share this with guests, and actually postulate that I do not understand why one would want to be free. Freemen must find their own way, and we Saxons who are under just overlords actually prosper better than many a free person. Which was true, by the way.
The big story I told this last summer was my frustration that we had to slaughter our old cow that had stopped giving milk. We had been saving coin to add a stable so our animals would no longer live in the house. Stupid cow. We had to purchase another cow, so I could make cheeses to sell at market, and feed my family over winter, and during the lenten fast. The good news is we had plenty of meat stored in fat, or dried to feed us for several months.
A lot of guests could relate, what with the current economic concerns of our own time. I have another gown over which I wear my brocaded gates-of-hell surcote. That dress is for another personae. When I displayed it, I told guests that it was my wedding gown, being aired out so my daughter could wear it for her own wedding in September.
interesting) you do only one historical period? So thoughtful, I was just a suit in the Viking Age. I had to get involved as a master at everything at once)) expected of me travel to different festivals, and on the ages and on estates. And almost every festival I put a new set of clothes - like advertising the fact that I can do with their hands