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by Caithlinn
Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Experienced fighter looking for a society
Replies: 4
Views: 2554

Re: Experienced fighter looking for a society

Hi Alex, Great to hear from you. It would be great if we could make use of your experience at Battle of the Nations. Could you please register at http://battleofthenations.org/ so we can keep you in the loop? There is also a Facebook group I am based in Reading and we have a training group in Basing...
by Caithlinn
Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: New interpretation of how Rus-vikings dressed
Replies: 20
Views: 4808

Hehe,

well, I AM going to be there... :D

Caithlinn :)
by Caithlinn
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: New interpretation of how Rus-vikings dressed
Replies: 20
Views: 4808

Ah, and the people who made the discovery in PSkov are also going to present at NESAT.... it's going to be VERY interesting, I am sure. I so want to be there!

Caithlinn :)
by Caithlinn
Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:43 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: New interpretation of how Rus-vikings dressed
Replies: 20
Views: 4808

Lady Cecily, I'd also be VERY interested to hear what she says about it all. On a Swedish forum she defended her reconstruction from a "material" point of view (i.e. the use of authentic fabrics and braid apparently imported from the UK etc), but was otherwise very defensive and a little b...
by Caithlinn
Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Super 100, 110's etc wool fabric
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Hi, as already stated, any wool on the bias *should* give you enough stretch for a nice snug fitting pair of hose. Twill weaves tend to give more, since they by themselves have a certain give already through the weave, but even a tabby weave is elastic enough on the bias, provided it's not a super f...
by Caithlinn
Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Super 100, 110's etc wool fabric
Replies: 7
Views: 1288

Hi, as already stated, any wool on the bias *should* give you enough stretch for a nice snug fitting pair of hose. Twill weaves tend to give more, since they by themselves have a certain give already through the weave, but even a tabby weave is elastic enough on the bias, provided it's not a super f...
by Caithlinn
Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rings for lacing
Replies: 8
Views: 1945

Yep, both! Underdress and gown.... and I can actually recommend them as well..... have used them for a few years now, very nice looking and just big enough for a "standard" aiglet to still fit through (with a silk lace, however, so not sure what a woolen or linen lace would add in bulk...)...
by Caithlinn
Mon May 21, 2007 9:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fustian
Replies: 22
Views: 2806

Crystal, and what, pray, would you do with raw silk as a reenactor? Seeing it wasn't really used outside Italy, after the 1500 and by the lower classes? (Luca Mola, The silk industry of renaissance Venice) Gregory, package is fine, growing and getting more and more gorgeous each day! Not that I'm bi...
by Caithlinn
Fri May 18, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fustian
Replies: 22
Views: 2806

Na, na, my diligent student, what words about the textiles must I hear? Do you hear me talk about ink like this? Mazzaoui's excellent book on the Italian Cotton Industry from 1100 is a great source on fustians and their composition (amongst other stuff, of course). According to her, fustians are lin...
by Caithlinn
Tue May 15, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 14th Century clothing (Nobility)
Replies: 12
Views: 1794

Handbag, I live in the North Bristol area now (Stoke Gifford) and could help you make a dress.... I am not a professional costume maker, but have made many dresses (for myself and others), particularly 14th century and would be happy to help, if you want assistance to keep costs down... What style/a...
by Caithlinn
Mon May 14, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: X-post (buy and sell): Real, pure 100% silk velvet
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Hi,

Sophia and Gina, didn't catch you at Rockingham...maybe we should have arranged a meeting point/time...... any suggestions? Probably best by PM.

Caithlinn
by Caithlinn
Fri May 04, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: X-post (buy and sell): Real, pure 100% silk velvet
Replies: 4
Views: 827

X-post (buy and sell): Real, pure 100% silk velvet

Hi guys, After many years of searching affordable pure 100% silk velvet (not the rayon pile stuff, that get's genereally sold for it), I have finally been able to find a supplier in Germany who will sell me a bolt of undyed silk velvet (28m/140cm wide) for £28/m. Now, I don't have roughly £800 spare...
by Caithlinn
Sat Apr 01, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Tailor Book and Website
Replies: 14
Views: 2816

Shadowcat,

Sorry, an inch equals 2.54cm. 2.5 cm is therefore a tiny bit smaller than an inch, not larger.....

(Having grown up with cm, not with inches, this is something I have to work out every time...)

Cheers,

Caithlinn

But I thoroughly agree that the book is fantastic!
by Caithlinn
Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: needlecases
Replies: 13
Views: 2706

Oh, yes, does anyone have more info on the "wee coffin shaped" needle cases? I am having an awfully difficult time trying to find references for them. Any help would be greatly appreciated. For Kate/Bob, there is a very similar needlecase to the first one from Southampton found in Konstanz, Germany,...
by Caithlinn
Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: X-post: "European Mediaeval Jewellery" reprint
Replies: 1
Views: 859

X-post: "European Mediaeval Jewellery" reprint

Dear all, I have contacted the V&A about a reprint of this book. It's been out of print for decades and it's almost the "bible" for medieval jewellery enthusiasts around the world. So many people are after a copy, that I thought it might be worthwhile finding out what the publisher thinks about ...
by Caithlinn
Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: X-post: "European Mediaeval Jewellery" reprint
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

X-post: "European Mediaeval Jewellery" reprint

Dear all, I have contacted the V&A about a reprint of this book. It's been out of print for decades and it's almost the "bible" for medieval jewellery enthusiasts around the world. So many people are after a copy, that I thought it might be worthwhile finding out what the publisher thinks about ...