🤩 Please keep posting all the cool pictures. It’s the only way for me (here on the continent) to learn more about the awesome hall houses of Medieval England.

Orchard Barn environmental education CIC on Twitter (Twitter)

“We’re reinstating this 1580 #Suffolk #Longhouse at #Orchardbarn Expressions of interest in attending 2020 #traditional #timberframing #courses are now being taken – please email irene.orchardbarn@gmail.com #greenoak #heritageskills #CPD #vernacular #handtools #communityproject”

Looks like Sean wrote an excellent article on training speed in [that I somehow missed until now].


Gotta love that series on Sword STEM.

Slow is slow and fast is fast. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise by Sean FranklinSean Franklin

“Slow is smooth and smooth is fast.”
This adage is used to illustrate the fact that speed is gained through efficient movements, rather than just trying to use as much force as possible. And in a lot of ways it is true.
Most of the increases in speed we realize are not from an increase in the ra…

Went for a walk with my family today. What was meant as a short walk resulted in an two hours excursion. The forest is an awesome place to be in autumn. While not yet frozen over the winter it’s still rich of life and beautiful colours.

Even the continious rainfall could not ruin this. We had good jackets [that could not quite keep up with my medieaval Pileus (hat)] and boots. Such a long walk was also quite an adventure for the children who somehow managed all of this without [the usual] complaining =)

AFM has an awesome detailled article on rush braiding:


AFM-Blog: Das Geheimnis des Binsenflechtens by Bettina Ronschke (Archäologisches Freilichtmuseum Oerlinghausen)

Die Verwendung von Binsen zur Herstellung von Matten und Gefäßen ist jahrtausendealt. Beim Binsenflechten sind ein paar Besonderheiten im Vergleich zum üblichen Korbflechten mit Weidenruten zu beachten. Hier geben Dir Anja und Bettina nützliche Tipps zum Was? Womit? Woher?

Skuldcraft Jewelry, Adornments, Prints

I’m not much into jewellery myself but maybe some of my or fellows find something to their liking at SkuldCraft. The owner offers handmade jewellery and ornaments made from bones, feathers, stones and other items found in nature. I got an awesome print from this shop on my last birthday when it was only on FB. Looks like it’s also on Etsy now and has a discount going:


Melancholy and art from Italy di SkuldCraft by LucretiaLucretia (Etsy)

Skuldcraft was born a few years ago out of the need to create and connect with nature. Horn, bone, wood and stones come together in unique items inspired by nature, history and apotropaic magic.
Whether you’re looking for an everyday amulet, an altar decoration or just a lucky charm, this is the place for you.

Use this website to find and view descriptions and images of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the British Library:


Medieval Manuscripts on Twitter by @BLMedieval (Twitter)

“If you haven’t caught on yet. Our Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts has been running for over 15 years. We think it’s a great resource 😉, and here are some of the most recent additions


Medieval barn dating to 1379 – yes please 😀
(Also food, :D)

Brigitte Webster on Twitter (Twitter)

“I shall give a demo on Medieval/Early Tudor Food & Cookery @ Kingsbury Barn, Branch Road, St Albans. Hertfordshire AL3 4SE on Saturday 21st Sep 2019 from 12.00 – 12.40.
This venue is a superb example of a medieval barn dating to 1379. Demo part of a 3 day MEDIEVAL DAZE festival”

Visited the Museum Of Everyday Life in Castle Waldenbuch 71111 / Germany. This town is known for it’s chocolate factory of Ritter Sport but it does indeed have a very nice medieaval town core – timber-framed buildings included.

The museum itself is simply great. The place is huge and there is so much to see. It was also a great place for the kids who in opposition to usual museum trips did not just run from room to room. The exhibits really catched their attention and we spent a surprisingly long time inside.

My personal highlight was the opportunity to see the Family Swevia and Reisecen live showcasing their deeds. Two great living history groups that really do put a lot of effort and research in their presentations.




All about yellow in the medieval periods one needs to know. Read up why it was not the color of the oldest kind of trade and how it was dyed:


Das Gelbe vom Ei – Von der Verwendung gelber Farbstoffe im Mittelalter by Sorores Historiae (sororeshistoriae.com)

*Dieser Blogpost enthält unbezahlte und unverbindliche Werbung* Wie man im Mittelalter gelb färbte Gelb – wohl eine der umstrittensten Farben im Mittelalter. Die einen sagen, es war die Farbe…