So, what do you do when your Lady gives you a beautiful new cotehardie, hood, and shoes to wear to 12th Night, and all you have is an old brown leather belt? You make a new one of course. I chose to honor my knight, by making a new squires belt for myself to wear with this outfit. The metal plaques were another gift from my Lady and the suns and crescents were a Father’s Day gift from our daughters, Mirella and Molly.
I began this process by dying the leather red. The dye was applied with a piece of lamb’s wool. The belt appears brighter in the picture below than the actual color.
Stay tuned for part 2, the construction phase.