While my camera was on the blink, I took up archery. Not because it was on the blink, just, ya know, just coincidentally during that time. Anyway, I’m super, extra, totally amateur. I found out that the local SCA will let anyone come shoot arrows FOR FREE!!! on Sunday afternoons and Wednesday nights. So, I’ve gone a handful of times. It’s fun!!! I’m left handed and they have a very limited supply of bracers and finger tabs for me so I made some of my own stuff.
First, a quiver. Nope, I didn’t have to – they’re ambidextrous – but I wanted to.
Oh, yes, you’re very observant, they are made out of pants LIKE ALMOST EVERYTHING I MAKE! 🙂
Ties at the top to attach them to a belt loop
The bottom has several layers of fabric, the outermost one is from the back pocket and I quilted the layers together. The arrows aren’t very sharp but I figured it would help the quiver last a little but longer.
Then a bracer out of the other pant leg, doubled over twice and sewn together. I added elastic to keep it in place.
|Bracer action shot!|
The bracer protects the arm from the arrow when you let it loose so you don’t get a big bruise.
|Notice the almost empty mail art board in the background. The mail art I’ve received is on display at the library for another week or so.|
They were quick and basic projects but I’m still proud. Plus my camera works now – woohoo! – so I’m taking lots of pictures.
Finger tabs won’t be so quick and basic…they’re on my crazy long list of things to make.