As noted before, my location will the the Forest of Galtres in Yorkshire. My persona is educated and had studied with an uncle in London to be an apothecary before opening a shop in York. He was recalled to the family manor in the forest to take up the work of Forester there as the other male members of the family were taken by the plague. The family is not noble, but has a well-to-do estate and also owns an apothecary in York.
So far for my kit I have created wool tunic and undertunic which you can read more about HERE. Because I was originally planning to be a little earlier, I am now going to bring up the hemline just a touch on this tunic, as well as the cobalt linen one that I made for warmer weather.
As you can see here the Chausses are finished and I have made two pairs of braies and purchased third. I am not entirely happy with the two I made, so will need to revise those.
After wearing the chausses for an evening, the thick stretched out immensely, so I want to alter those and properly add eyelets for the points.
I made a linen hood as a prototype and have wool to make another that will be lined with linen. I dyed some additional cloth to make a Bocksten cloak as well.
The next tunic will have set-in sleeves, but will otherwise be very similar. I want another set of chausses as well, and I might pattern them a bit differently too.
At Pennsic I purchased 14th century boots that you can see here. Next up will be a belt (I am wearing my Viking one here), for which I have already purchased the hardware. Eventually a pouch will be made or purchased. And I need to research proper garters. These are merely wool twill tape. I do love the red against the green though, so might stick with that color for this item.
I also have a passable drinking cup. I am going to start collecting some appropriate cookware as well, and am working on building out a period fire-starting kit.
And yes, still more herbs! I have projects planned and the research is ongoing and I have to say that I am immensely enjoying all of this!