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by Sassyfrass
Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural Dyes?
Replies: 32
Views: 33899

Re: Natural Dyes?

I think you'll find that plant dyes are not cheaper than synthetic dyes but, in my opinion they are very satisfying to use. You can get very vibrant colours, but it can be tricky to dye large pieces of fabric unless you have a really big dye pot.
by Sassyfrass
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Spinning and tablet weaving supplies
Replies: 15
Views: 10010

Re: Spinning and tablet weaving supplies

http://www.candlemaker.org.uk/textiles.htm do various weaving and nalbindning bits and bobs as well.

Lucy, how thick are your tablets if I may ask?
by Sassyfrass
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 14th century re-enactment group Wellingborough\Northampton
Replies: 19
Views: 8208

Re: 14th century re-enactment group Wellingborough\Northampt

The Bifrost Guard http://www.bifrostguard.co.uk/ are an active Viking (and sometimes a bit later) reenactment group based in Wellingborough. We usually practise every other saturday at Wellingborough museum.
by Sassyfrass
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Books on History of Tablet Weaving
Replies: 15
Views: 4717

Re: Books on History of Tablet Weaving

For anyone who understands Swedish I can thoroughly recommend a book by Louse Strom which can be found at http://www.spangmurs.se It really helped me understand how to use and create complex patterns. As for tablets, I really like the thin wooden ones from http://www.candlemaker.org.uk/textiles.htm ...