It's 10.15pm and I have finally finished my outfits for medieval re-enactment in Italy.......
One long shift made from scratch (including a complete new neckline to correct my disastrous first effort!)
One linen underdress unpicked and resewn as a kirtle
One wool kirtle lengthened by 4inches
- so two complete outfits, for all weathers!
And my bags are packed ready for the lorry and all the kit is in the car for transportation to the lorry pick up point after work tomorrow....
So, time for the first answer to Naomi's question:
What do you think it is about the Re-enactments that attracts? As an actress, I can understand the idea of "playing a part"..but, this is so much more than that..there is History...there is living there as if in that time period....I am fascinated by everyone's committment...!
I thought this was a good question, so asked it on our re-enactment company forum!
First response is from H, aka Beatrice de Roos:
Because it makes me feel whole. when I get to an event I feel like I have come home. I've always loved the past and when I was a little girl I was always being told that I belonged in the past! With re-enactment this is the closest I can get. I love learning new things and have learnt so much in the last 5 or 6 years I've been re-enacting. basically it makes me complete. In re-enactment you belong to a world that a lot of people have lost - that is a world where your friends are your family and everyone looks out for you. It strange I almost can put my finger on why I love it so much , it's a part of who I am and is now firmly in my blood.
interesting - more insights tomorrow......