Who Am I?

I am Amber Mendenhall, a seamstress in Ohio who dreams of becoming a Professional Clothing Historian…. or something of that nature. I have a myriad of interests and am always hoping to learn a new skill. In 2013, I graduated with a B.S.S. in Historic Costume Construction and American History with a minor in Music.



What Do I Do? 

    I sew clothing, historical mostly. I strive to make garments as accurately as possible using the techniques of the time and thrive on the research. I especially enjoy the most tedious parts of any project.

I give lectures on Fashion History as well as conduct living history presentations. Generally any era is of interest for me. If you’re interested in booking a lecture or tea, please contact me through the Contact Box on the right side of the blog.

  I am a crochet designer of hats, scarves, and other things. But, most specifically I design Star Wars Amigurumi and have so far created Yoda, General Grievous, Admiral Ackbar, Boba Fett, Chewbacca and a Stormtrooper. I am currently working on Darth Maul.

   I am a classical pianist. Piano and music have been a part of my life since I was a wee one. I have been playing piano for 17 years. I play classical piano pieces such as Beethoven, Bach, and Chopin. Apart from piano I can play the penny whistle, some violin, and harp (hopefully the bagpipes and accordion here soon!)

    I am a Star Wars Fan. I really like Star Wars and other sci-fi. I tend to incorporate Star Wars in unorthodox ways. I have also been featured in The Star Wars Craft Book for my crochet creations.

Contact and Support

Comment on something you like or check out my YouTube or support me on Ko-Fi!


2 thoughts on “About”

  1. I very much enjoyed your blog, Lady of the Wilderness. I am working on a history book-blog of my own, which can be seen at [one word] theoryofirony.com, then clicking on either the “sample chapter” or “blog” buttons at the top. My Rube Goldberg brain asks with an odd, well-caffeinated kind of logic: Why is there an inverse proportion between the size of the print and the importance of the message? Art. Literature. Science. Military. Religion. I call this eccentric thinking the Theory of Irony and if your busy schedule permits, give a read, leave a comment or create a link. In any event, best of luck with your own endeavors.

    P.S. It deals with Classical, Medieval and Modern eras.

  2. Lady Constance said:

    Hi, Amber –

    Just want to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award.

    The nomination is based on my appreciation for your ability to create beautiful reproduction garments and write well about the experience. It’s hard enough to do one or the other, let alone both. You’ve created a lovely blog and this is my way of saying thank you.

    You are under no obligation to accept and I won’t feel hurt if you don’t. Just know I love and appreciate your work, and I want to let others know about it.

    You inspire me to keep learning and trying. One can hardly ask for more.

    Happy creating!


    PS – Here are the links to the award guidelines (part one) and the list of nominees with my questions for them (part two).



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