Friday, July 15, 2005

Foot in naalbinded sock and Late Roman boot


See what I mean about not being able to see much of the sock? At least it also hides the knot-bumps :-) btw, it was difficult taking pix of my own foot y'know. So if the angle looks odd, you know why ...

5 Comments:

At 4:01 pm BST, Blogger Gabriele C. said...

Looks good.

Though I can't say anything about the technique, I'm hopeless at handcrafting things. Maybe it's one of the reasons I never got into reenactment; I would have to buy all the equipment and that's too expensive.

 
At 4:21 pm BST, Blogger Alex Bordessa said...

There are so many different skills involved in making kit that we end up buying some of the stuff. It's inevitable. Though if you're not fighting, far less investment is involved. Sometimes kit can be borrowed, and some groups have 'starter' kit which they lend out till the person can afford to buy equipment of their own.

But as I said, I'm not a handicraft sort of person either. We've got some really craft-oriented people in our group and I'm definitely not counted as one of them. However, some crafts obviously do suit me. Some of it is to do with if I spend copious amounts of time swearing at it or not. I just 'tut' occassionally with the naalbinding and keep going! I swear most of the time when doing tablet weaving, so don't do it any more.

One day, you might find a craft that suits you!

 
At 10:57 pm BST, Blogger Kate Allan said...

Cool photograph. Makes you think... for exanple, what happens when the sock gets damp? (In the rain of Roman Britain)

 
At 10:25 am BST, Blogger Alex Bordessa said...

I'll tell you the next time it rains at an event :-)

 
At 9:43 pm BST, Blogger Olga said...

Looks really nice, Alex, and looking at photo, I would never believe you're not a handicraft sort of person!

 

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