I have decided that I really need a proper cloth belt for my 14th and 15th century garb. Here is where I will be putting my research links for this project.
http://www.larsdatter.com/belts.htm – Extant belts from 6th -17th centuries
- Belt from the Colmar treasure, silver-gilt mounts (alternating between women’s heads and roses) on silk, first half of the 14th century
- Belts from the 14th-15th centuries
- CL17696, a fragment of a lady’s belt, Germany, 4th quarter of the 15th century
- Lady’s belt, silk with silver and garnets, end of the 15th century
Right now the fabrics I have are linen and small pieces of wool. My plan is to piece the wool bits together, use linen to line the back, and use mounts on the belt. Strategically placed to cover the lines where the wool is pieced together of course.
And for a different style of 15th century belt. I might do one of these later…