Jan. 24th, 2010

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"A Northern naughty nun of the ninth century."

I think that'll be the organizing persona - a bored noblewoman consigned to a convent with no vocation and a lot of time on her hands. The five items will be:

* The tafl game, for whiling away time she ought to be spending in prayer

* A white or brightly-colored headdress and fillet, like Aldhelm condemns in nuns

* A (translation of a) Latin women's love song from The Cambridge Songs and (original) music for it

* A (translation of an) Anglo-Saxon love poem and music for it (Wulf and Eadwacer, already done)

* The Leather Object

The tafl game is close to being done (except for the ornamental border but I don't think that'll happen before March)

I have a gold faux-brocaded fillet already, if I don't get to make another one, and I have some white silk and purple silk thread. I could make a nice veil out of that.

Wulf and Eadwacer is done, although I have to get the score right. I don't think it'll take me long to do up one of the Cambridge Songs.

My next hurdle on the Leather Object is finding appropriate leather and a form to mold it on (if I use the cuir bouilli technique, as opposed to stuffing it). An old-fashioned wooden broomstick would be ideal, but I can't think of the last time I saw one. They're all plastic and metal now. Maybe they'd have one at Home Depot?

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