wool & silk blend


etsyfindoftheday 1 | 1.10.17

wool fiber // roving, spinning by beesybee

wool and blended fibers are an essential in many types of crafting, and beesybee has both undyed and dyed options for anyone on the hunt. don’t these bundles look super-soft? :)


This is a 14th century style hood I was commissioned to make a few months ago for another member of The Royal Court of Chesterwick. I seriously love making hoods and I seem to have a knack for designing them, so I thought I’d have a go at making one for someone else.

The main body of this hood is made from brown wool, with the gussets being a beautiful wool/ silk blend. The lining is green 100% linen. Interior seams for this one are machine overlocked (because it’s for LARP, not reenactment), with all exposed stiching hand finished with silk and wool threads. Around the face it’s finished with a green silk blanket stitch, with an overcast stitch in brown wool along the bottom.  I made this hood to fit snuggly around the neck, with a relatively short liripipe that sticks out the back when worn up.

I’m super happy with how this turned out, and Peter was also pretty thrilled. he accessorised with some cast pewter pins which worked really well.

Last photo credit to @theprohobby, taken at Swordcraft Spring Quest 2016.

8 Dapper Blazers to Cop Now

Betcha can’t just have one

What’s the one piece of clothing you can wear just about anywhere without fail? Guys, find a blazer (or two) that fits well on your body and you’re set for life. Throw a blazer on top of jeans and a t-shirt for a casual date night outfit or pair a patterned jacket with your office attire for an easy workday look.

You can search and shop on Wantering to find exactly what you’re looking for and check out our top 8 blazer picks below!  

JOHN VARVATOS houndstooth pattern three-button blazer

Hyats Slim Fit, Stretch Cotton Blend Sport Coat with Silk Blend Collar

Wright Slim-Fit Black Watch Wool Blazer

Black Texture Blazer

GANT Rugger Winter Jersey Unconstructed Blazer

Sisley Jersey Blazer in Slim Fit

Lens Blazer

Thom Browne Varsity Cuff Flannel Blazer