Hello Medieval Campers!
So. Who's been busy this winter/summer (depending upon your hemisphere) working on camp projects? What new and spiffy items are you adding to your gear?
I painted my pavilion a couple of years ago (with unexpected assistance from the cat, have added an honest-to-goodness bed with headboard to my furniture collection (yes, I know the bear is neither period nor perioid but he keeps me company between the husband's weekend trips to Pennsic), and our camp built wooden benches with comfy cushions for our dining tent. We also built a shower with on-demand hot water heater which, while again not authentic to the SCA period, makes camping SO MUCH more pleasant. :)
As for this year's gear improvements, I would love to spruce up my silk banner. It is six years old and a pale, pale, PALE version of its glory days. Does anybody know if it's possible to redye a silk banner? I'd love to trace the gutta lines with new gutta and paint in the colored areas. Will that work or should I start from scratch?