THE KITCHEN ARMOURY:
CUIR BOUILLI ON THE ELECTRIC STOVE

This is a work in progress - some links may not work yet. UPDATE: The first nine parts of this project were entered into the Wellington Medieval Guild's Arts ∓ Sciences competition at its 21st Anniversary Celebrations on Nov 9-11 2007. To my immense surprise, the project was disqualified from the competition, and instead was treated as my Apprentice-piece and Artisan status conferred! The next stages of this project will therefore form part of my Master-work, so do visit for updates!

PART ONE: SHRINKAGE & STRENGTH EXPERIMENTS (Work done August 2005 through to January 2006)

PART TWO: PAINT EXPERIMENTS (Work done January 2006 [yellow revisited May 2007])

PART THREE: LEG ARMOUR (Work done January-February 2006 and Oct 2006)

PART FOUR: MITTEN GAUNTLET (Work done March and October 2006)

PART FIVE: ARMS - COUTERS AND ROUNDELS (Work done October 2006)

PART SIX: FACEPLATE (Work done October and November 2006)

PART SEVEN: THE FULL PICTURE Includes all the background reference material. (Work done October 2006 [Painted November 2006])

PART EIGHT: NOTES ON COLOUR (Draft v1.0 as at 8 Nov 2007)

PART NINE: BIBLIOGRAPHY (As at 8 Nov 2007)


Notes:

1. The heater shield has cuir bouilli leather strengthening the top and sides. If you are interested please check out at the Heater Shield Project. (Work done January-February 2006)

2. In Part Six reference is made to creation of a leather gorget. As this is not a cuir bouilli construction it is not included here. If you are interested anyway please go to <Gorget Project> (a link will arrive at some stage!).


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Created by Sue Leader - July 12 2007; updated November 18 2007
Cuir Bouilli Armour Project 2005-2006