OK, it is late, but here is my report on the Laurel’s Prize Tourney. I took lots of pictures. I tried to get the name tag and the artisan together in my images. PLEASE, if I have erred, DO comment and set me straight! After all, there were nearly 60 artisans with displays.
I shall start with a lovely dress, hats and the artisan Murienne Corbeau: Photos by Anna Maleine
This is the display of Isabelle de Calais. She was very kind and sewed my bun into place as was done in my period. It stayed so well that I had quite a time getting it taken out again! Just shows that the ancients knew a thing or two about how to do hair. As you can see, she has some lovely pieces of clothing included in her wider display.
Staying with the theme of clothing: Here is Masina de Ferrara. She had researched and recreated a dress. She had run into difficulties which she discussed with a Laurel who specializes in garb. The Laurel was impressed with her attention to detail and believes she is going to be someone to watch. I thought her hair decoration was particularly lovely so I include a photo that shows it better.
That doublet was quite something! Wish I had gotten a close up. Here is the display of Simona della Luna. Sadly, I did not get to study her display over-much, and all I can say is that her period is much later than my own. 🙂 She even had her own card!
SHOES!! The artisan Daire de Haya, and a display of shoes. He included his mistakes as well as his successes to demonstrate the learning process. I was able to sit down with this fine gentleman and talk about his work. I found him courteous and patient with my questions. I was able to handle some of the display and see how the pattens, those wooden things they slipped over their shoes to protect them from the mud, were hinged. My main thought was that when we get rain here, the mud is too deep for those to be of much good– so maybe that is why the Dutch had wooden shoes to completely cover their shoes?
I recall one or two other instances of garb which for reasons of busy crowds, I seem not to have gotten any images of them. Here is a gown by Lady Marie de Girau, whose display was mostly food, and so in another blog post. Following the gown, I have several pictures of a display, and a close up of a book, and the artisan–but missed her name. Beautiful work, and probably not in the right blog post.
Here I end my first report. Pray tell me if I have erred on names!