Great Medieval Projects: You Can Build Yourself by Kris Bordessa

By Kris Bordessa

Heritage involves existence during this interactive consultant to the center a while, which explores the attention-grabbing interval prime as much as the Renaissance-including siege struggle, markets and festivals, medieval medication, and the feudal system-through a number of hands-on actions. From monastic lifestyles and chateau residing to the Crusades and the Plague, each one part presents a vibrant glimpse into the way of life of medieval Europeans and ends with a number of enjoyable actions. With little grownup supervision and customary family items, teenagers can adventure the center a long time firsthand by means of engaging in additional than 30 projects-such as development a marshmallow cannon, a reliquary, or juggling sticks. Recipes and directions for making a medieval dinner party healthy for a king are incorporated, supplying young children with a chance to step into personality and pattern conventional fare equivalent to pokerounce, potage, and (nonalcoholic) mead.

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Photo by Dan Snipes Punch a small hole in the bottom end of each blade, lining up the holes. For extra strength, I used notebook-paper reinforcements on each hole. Secure with a 1/4˝ post and screw from the hardware store or another fastener of your choice. Your Color/Value Fan is just the right size to take along when you go fabric shopping. 32 IMPRESSIONIST APPLIQUÉ For Your Reference Photo by Dan Snipes Use these pages as reference guides for sorting your fabrics or putting together your Periodic Table of Value in Color.

If you can’t see the pattern lines through the freezer paper, tape the reversed vinyl overlay and the freezerpaper piece to a bright window. What you’re doing is making the window into a light table. Of course, an actual light table works, too! TIP IMPRESSIONIST APPLIQUÉ 5. When you’ve finished tracing, write each shape’s piece number and value number on the freezer-paper pattern in a normal fashion—that is, not backward as they appear on the reversed vinyl overlay. 38 V4 37 V3 6. From the master quilt pattern, copy in blue pencil on the freezer-paper pattern the dashed lines for edges that slide under neighboring pieces.

Take care not to cut all the way to the edge of the paper, or you won’t have a smooth edge when you turn the fabric. Convex curve Concave curve 5. Following the value notation on the piece (V5), select a piece of fabric with this value in your chosen hue. Take it to your pressing area, along with a stiletto, spray starch, small sharp scissors, cotton swabs, and the freezer-paper template. 42 The sharper the concave curve, the more cuts you will need to make in order for the edge to turn smoothly.

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