During Open Shop she added a band of indigo on the outside edges as a test. If this goes well she will add some red (brasil?) to make it purple and then dye the area inside of the roping the same way. She plans to use buckthorn on the roping itself to make a golden yellow. The resulting gorget will have the heraldic colors of Calontir where she first started playing in the SCA and where she learned rapier fighting in the secret rapier underground movement back in the '90s.
Notice that Wolf also finished assembling his half-gauntlets. Here he has borrowed a pair of my deerskin gloves to wear in them. The supple deerskin is great for swordfighting or shooting or anything else where you want leather protection but you still want to be able to feel what you are doing.
Cameron managed to dodge the camera by hanging out in the garage and working on the aluminum splints for his vambraces. The new (to me) belt sander provided by Duke Hoegarden made this process much faster! Cameron also showed us his new recurve bow but nobody took pictures of it!
Evie and Gunna and Artorius hung out in the kitchen and baked cookies. The 3-layer pin~ata cookies with frosting and M&Ms in the middle were awesome.
Ben sewed up all the channels in his new helm liner and began stuffing them with cotton balls.
Tristan and his dad managed to avoid the camera by working in the garage on modifying hid gorget, but we caught his mon doing some hand-sewing on one of Tristan's shirts. I know I heard their names again last night but I'm afraid I didn't do anything sensible with them like write them down. Tristan has turned 16 now and is ready to get authorized on the adult field for armoured combat. I'm looking forward to having him in the War Company with us this fall!