I'm definitely planning on taking part in this challenge! I decided to go to double wars this year, and will definitely need something warm :-) I plan on reconstructing a sheepskin-lined silk and linen coat found on the silk road near the black sea, dating from the 6th-9th century. I'll post pictures of the original sometime this week. I'm looking for a cheap source for sheepskins (preferably near or in Germany). Anyone know one?
Also, anyone doing silk embroidery...i found a hand cream used by silk industry workers that is supposed to keep the silk from catching on the rough parts of your hands. i've ordered some, and if it works, i'll let you all know :-)