August 2010 Blog Posts (2)

New and Improving

I sat in on my first admin meeting last night and there are some great changes in-store for TWTW! I'll be busy with the house keeping over in the Castle Life department. Show some love to your administrators! They've all been working very hard to bring more order and user-friendliness to the site. Keep an eye out for featured products from your favorite departments on Twitter! If you really want to support the work we are doing, please stop by the front page and vote for the site in the… Continue

Added by WarMouse -Manager- on August 28, 2010 at 1:40am — No Comments

Dreams

The other night I dreamt of a zebra. Not just any zebra though. It was rainbow colored and shimmered like a dragonfly in the sun. Any ideas on what this could mean? The zebra felt like a friend and perhaps from a fairy-type...? Also, later that day my mother called to let me know my grandmother who helped to raise me was passing over. She is still on this side, she is 95 years old. Could this be my answer?

Added by AZureGray on August 25, 2010 at 2:42pm — 2 Comments

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries.

 

Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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