As part of our Covid-19 response, our Shire had been having A&S themed Watch Parties, hosted via Facebook, Watch2gether, and YouTube, in lieu of our usual hands-on, in-person A&S classes. For May and June, our theme was how to cover your head if you are re-enacting a medieval European lady. Below, you’ll find links to each of the videos selected for our watch party. The Shire does not take responsibility for the contents of these videos, though an effort was made to select videos which would be useful to the medieval re-enactor.
With Just a Piece of Cloth
Video: A Simple Veil
Video : A Simple, Draped Veil
Video : A Simple Turban
Video : An Italianesque Headrail
Video : Twisted and Tucked Headwrap
Video : Pearl Earring Wrap
Video : Late Anglo-Saxon Veil
Piece of Cloth With Pins
Video : A Basic, tucked veil (with pins)
Some Sewing Required
Video : 15th Century Horned Veil
Video : A Short Hood
St. Birgitta Cap- Making and Using
Video : Making a St. Brigitta Cap
Video : St. Brigitta Cap
Video : Veil and Whimple anchored on a St. Brigitta cap
More Complex Construction
Video : A French Hood
Video : An English/Gabled Hood
The final selection for our online A&S Watch party for July 2020 (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) was a few hairstyles which are of questionable authenticity, having been designed to be quick, easy hairstyles for Halloween costumes, or to emulate tv shows or movies inspired by our era of interest, rather than actual historic references. But, they are fun and pretty.
Video One: Princess Braid
Video Two: Double Dutch Braided Crown
Video Four: Anne Boleyn costume (16th c. inspired)
Video Seven: Borgias 2011 TV Series (15th-16th c. inspired)
Video Nine: A Grecian Fantasy (Ancient Greek/Roman Inspired)
The third part of our hairstyles watch-party (see Part 1 and Part 2 for more details), went into ladies’ hairstyles of the Renaissance. As before, while an effort was made to choose videos that contained references to specific historic resources, no member of the Shire of An Dun Theine can or will vouch for the accuracy of the contents of these videos.
Video One: 15th century
Video Two: Simonetta Vespucci, 15th c. Italy
Video Three: Botticelli, 15th c. Italian
Video Four: 1495 Italian
Video Five: 16th c. Dutch
Video Six: 16th century
Video Seven: Lucrezia Borgia, 16th c. Italy
Video Eight: Elizabeth I, 16th c. England
Video Nine: Tudor-era Hair Taping
Video Ten: 17th century
Continuing the playlist of hairstyle videos we chose from for our July online A&S watch party, here are videos featuring hairstyles from the early through late middle ages (5th century AD to 14th century AD). As mentioned in Part 1, An Dun Theine does not take responsibility for the accuracy of any of these tutorials, though some effort was made to pick videos which reference specific, historic resources.
Video One: 5th-12th century
Video Two: Nordic (and pre-Nordic) women
Video Three: Eleanor of Aquitaine, 12th century
Video Four: 13th-15th century
Video Five: 14th century Italian
Video Six: 14th century
Video Seven: “Late Medieval” “Gretel”
Video Eight: “Late Medieval” Crown Braid
Video Nine: “Late Medieval” Rope Braid
Video Ten: “Late Medieval” Two Buns Under a Hairnet
Due to ongoing social distancing, our July class was an online watch party, viewing YouTube videos on recreating (primarily) ladies’ hair styles from Europe. We are not guaranteeing the accuracy of any of these videos, though an effort was made to find videos that referenced specific historic resources. Here is the first part of the playlist we chose videos from: the Ancient World.
Video Two: Ancient Grecian Cross-tied hairstyles
Video Three: Ancient Greece
Video Four: Ancient Greece
Video Five: Ptolemaic Egypt (Cleopatra)
Video Six: Roman Girl, 40 BC
Video Seven: Livia of Rome, 1st century BC to 1st century AD
Video Eight: Flavian Dynasty, 1st century Rome
Video Nine: Agrippina the Younger, 1st Century Rome
Video Eleven: Empress Sabina, 1st century Rome
Video Twelve: Faustina the Elder, 2nd century Rome
Video Thirteen: Faustina the Younger, 2nd century Rome
Video Fourteen: Herennia Etruscilla, 3rd Century Rome
Below you can download the meeting minutes from An Dun Theine’s monthly business meeting held on July 14, 2020.
Until now, the Shire of An Dun Theine has been using this blog space to share the minutes from our monthly business meetings. However, moving forward, we plan on expanding the blog to include more information about our Shire, our members, and our activities. So, watch this spot for upcoming posts containing information like handouts from some of our local A&S classes and spot lights on some of our members’ A&S and Heavy Fighting projects and research.
Below you can download the meeting minutes from An Dun Theine’s monthly business meeting held on June 10, 2020.
Below you can download the meeting minutes from An Dun Theine’s monthly business meeting held on May 12, 2020.
Below you can download the meeting minutes from An Dun Theine’s monthly business meeting held on April 14, 2020.