Once upon a time there was a place, that existed in the real world in many forms and in the world of the imagination. That place was named Prudha’s Ridge and I would like to share with you some of the inspirations that have built that mighty crumbling wreck of a castle – family home of my Feudal Knight Lady Judith Tirel, the Maid of Prudha’s Ridge.
I’m going to warn you now that this is a kit post that is a little different to my usual ones, as it’s to do with how I style my hair as Lady Judith. If you’re looking for hair resources then I encourage you to peruse my previous post collecting some resources together, but today this is solely about the good Lady-Knight.
I take my title from a friend I’ve made through LARP who makes beautiful costumes and put up a photo of some embroidery they’ve been doing recently – given the “Beast from the East” has been prowling around these last few days.
People ask me how I got into sewing and I can recall stories of my Mum and Nanna sewing things when I was little (and knitting too!), and trying to guide me through making my own things as a young girl. I think I made a couple of lopsided soft toys (which were dearly loved), some things for my dolls and Sylvanians, but BIG projects were never really an option. I do, however, remember the awe I felt when my Nanna gave me a beautiful homemade Belle princess dress that got worn to shreds (and was flaunted happily at a World Book Day or two …) – and the feeling of wonder as my Nanna took a piece of slippery rose pink satin and made my Rose Queen dress. But I didn’t properly take up sewing myself until I was at university and asked my housemate to help me make an ambitious costume for Halloween. Crouched over our extendable dining room table, hogging all the living room space and abusing my friend’s poor little sewing machine led to me making my first proper costume piece and I was hooked. Sure, it’s been patched and repaired over the years and I’ve made better material choices and better things since then – but it’s what got me started.
But rather than have me go on about all the things I’ve made, I’d like to share my thoughts on the key pieces of equipment you need to start sewing your own costumes, with links to other helpful resources.
Lady Judith and Aidan travelled south after an IC party held by Sir George Stennet at his holdings near the Port of Carlech for Lover’s Day for the Lady-Knight to pay her respects at the shrine once frequented by a now absent friend. Whilst there they found themselves caught up in a hiring and adventures followed …
Thank you Peterborough for being gracious hosts once more and for welcoming us with your usual warmth and enthusiasm. We had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our day.
This post is a little outside my usual posts of directly LARP related topics, mission write ups or the jumbled heap of sewing that I pull together at the end of the project. However, today I would like to share a few of the films / tv shows that get me in the mood to LARP at the moment. I hope you all enjoy a glimpse into my collection.