Last weekend, my intention was to paint a further four banners (Kingdom) however I was fortunate enough to find a box of top mounted appliqued banners. Not much work to transform them from top to side mounting.
This left me with a small window to look at my own heraldic display for the weekend. So just to sum up what I already had to hand:
- Necklace with santiago cross (see previous quick win on this blog)
- A flag fan that I made about three years ago (no, I've not made that dress yet....) http://www.sca.org.au/st_florians/gallery/2008/articles/stanziflagfanproject.pdf Maud has written a lovely lengthy article on flag fans which is unfortunately not on line.. yet.
- I have a couple of stripey chemises.
- Funky headgear from step down which is perfectly fine for this (being the hat, because my intention was to be on the field heralding, the beaded coif, the tasseled tranzado...)
- White dress with paned skirt. (Which can be dated to the late 1470's through to the early C1520's)
That left a decorated skirt - again quite popular to go under a paned skirt during the same time period. Considering I had a santiago cross on my necklace, I needed crescent moons on my skirt!