Who is Everyday Archaea?
Way back in the mid 90s I became interested in making clothes I couldn't buy in stores, so I got a cheap sewing machine and started making and selling flowing sundresses and patchwork pants and dancing skirts on Phish tour. Soon I got into Renaissance Faires and couldn't bear it when my friends and family went in street clothes, so I started garbing them all, making bodices out of old vests, voluminous gathered skirts and the occasional great kilt.
It wasn't until I was getting married in 2004, though, that I started really focusing on the early Medieval Period.
My then boyfriend (now my husband :) bought me a wedding present, a Bernette sewing machine. With it I proceeded to make his and all of the groomsmen's clothing for our medieval-flavored Heathen ceremony. I fell in love with the simplicity and grace of these ancient clothing forms and developed a minor obsession with collecting wool and linen. I started Everyday Archaea on a small scale in 2006, selling at our local Winternights, and it grew slowly from there. Now I am a stay at home mom of two children trying to add to the family income while doing what I love.
I am still learning, and every commission I get is a chance to learn some more! I am grateful to my Kindred and to the folk of the Mid-Atlantic Heathen community for letting me make clothes for them- I love nothing more than to see them worn at festivals. Thanks for all your support <3
Frith and Joy,
spiraldancer27 at yahoo