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Gloves

Man, I am so tired it's not even funny.

I wish I could go home and take a nap . . .

On other news, I have finally received my copy of the Compleat Anachronist's: "Making Elizabethan Gloves" by Francesca V. Havas.

For those glove enthusiasts out there, this is a great resource. Yes, Francesca has a lot of information on her website, but the publication has a lot more. This is a lady who has done a lot of research, and you can tell she has done her homework.

One of the things I love the most about her, and about this specific publication, is that she pays particular attention to actual period-style glovemaking, not just the embroidery/decoration on the cuffs. This is not as common, as most of the readily available information on 16th Century period gloves refer to the decoration on court gloves, not actual glovemaking.

Needless to say, I am very pleased that I got it, and I would encourage those of you glove-lovers out there to get your copy.

On other news, I have ordered my copy of the Capo Ferro rapier manual. Needless to say, I am very excited. I have been taking some pointers from the William Wilson book, as well as from Marcellus and Dante, which has been great for improving my Pink Fu style. It will be nice to go through the manual too.

I can't wait for it to arrive.

Go Team Pancake!
Tags: costuming, gloves, rapier
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