My husband and I have a friend who joined the SCA about a year after we did, and whose interests are not as much in the direction of the arts and sciences. The two of us have been sending small care packages with a few little bits and bobs, mostly accessories, to help our friend with his garb. In the SCA, as in the mundane world, accessories really make the outfit. My contribution was a populace badge for his barony (can't for the life of me remember which one), embroidered on a bit of leftover aqua colored linen from a bliaut I made (click the garb tag to see photos). The thread is just cotton embroidery floss, but the stitches are all period. Stem stitch for the borders, satin stitch to fill in the three hammers, and Bayeux laid work for the background. This was my first time with Bayeux laid work, and it was a lot of fun. I want to give it another try with wool, and learn more about using it to create textures and contours. Not sure what I'll make yet, but it's rattling around in my brain. Of course, I signed the back, dated, and used a lazy daisy stitch (I have NO evidence that this is period) to stand in for the ramson flower on my device. Turned out pretty nice for a quick little belt favor, eh?
I like to: play with fleece, spin, knit, weave, sew, garden, cook, eat, bake bread, dance, read, sing, and learn new things.