Picture by Rainer Keizer

Silk and iron

My name is Rosalin and for a couple of years now I am a living history enthusiast. The two time periods that I portray are late 13th century and late 14th century.

In normal live I am a chemistry teacher, but as a kid I was always interested in history as well.

Most of the time I am portraying a citizen in county Holland in 1280 or 1380. Sometimes I also transform into a 13th century knight. Hence the name Silk and Iron.

I will be mostly blogging about natural dyeing with dyestuffs available in the western medieval world, medieval fashion, medieval cooking and daily activities.

I am a member of the group Manus Occupatae (busy hands), which is a re-enactment group based in the Netherlands.