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by Gwen
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have stirrup rings?
Replies: 2
Views: 1385

Re: Does anyone have stirrup rings?

Gaukler Medieval Wares in Canada has all sorts of medieval rings at a range of prices-

http://medievalwares.com/index.php?main ... Path=66_95

Gwen
by Gwen
Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tournament of the Phoenix 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2668

Tournament of the Phoenix 2010

Although we are across the pond, I thought some of you might enjoy seeing some photos from the 2010 Tournament of the Phoenix. This year's event was run as a Pas d'Armes, with 3 brothers of the Order of the Crescent (Jeffrey Hedgecock, Dominic Sewell, Tobias Capwell) competing against 4 invited Chal...
by Gwen
Tue May 29, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lilac
Replies: 12
Views: 1735

Alkanet dyes purple. An exhausted bath would yield lilac.
by Gwen
Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Info on Birka hat
Replies: 0
Views: 840

Info on Birka hat

Birka grave 958- Arbmans "Birka - die Gräber", page 383 Can anyone tell me if the hat from this grave had 4 panels, or 6? I've seen "reconstructions" with 4, and I've seen "reconstructions" with 6, and I'd like to know how many the original had, if it is possible to det...
by Gwen
Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Army of Darkness - the Medieval Dead
Replies: 10
Views: 2540

My husband Jeffrey made the armour for that film! :oops: When we first got together we had a rubber Deadite in the office, but that fell apart and was discarded years ago. We do still have a fibreglass copy of Evil Ash's helmet on the bookcase though. Who knew it would become such a cult classic? At...
by Gwen
Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Armed Man: A Mass for Peace - Karl Jenkins
Replies: 5
Views: 3157

Absolutely fantastic, amazing piece. It was commissioned by the Royal Armouries for the opening of the Leeds facility. They didn't keep the rights for it though, so it can't be bought in the shop. :( I think I found mine on Amazon.com.

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by Gwen
Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: dress forms/tailors dummies
Replies: 33
Views: 3747

Ooooh look- it's Tigger!!! :D My fav.

Anyway, does anyone's shape stay consistent enough to warrant a "permanent" mould??? If there is, I want to be them!!!!

Gwen
by Gwen
Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:06 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Supportive gowns"- ??????
Replies: 48
Views: 6460

Hi Sophie- The image is from the Chronicles of Hainault, 1468. This image is in "The Medieval Tailor's Assistant". I'd buy it being a proto square necked undergown, although I don't think there would be a belt on it. A belt wouldn't be seen under there and would provide a layer of bulk in ...
by Gwen
Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: dress forms/tailors dummies
Replies: 33
Views: 3747

The duct tape form is a great idea *however* the finished form is slightly larger than you by a garment and several layers of tape. Still better than a stock form but still not ideal. I have heard of a variation of this technique which fills the form with the expanding foam used for insulation which...
by Gwen
Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Supportive gowns"- ??????
Replies: 48
Views: 6460

More grist for the mill! Both of these images are mid-15th C. and clearly depict something going on in the bust area that does not extend past the mid ribcage. Both show this "something" going on over the undergarment and under the outer layer...exactly like the Baldung painting. Notice al...
by Gwen
Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:06 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Supportive gowns"- ??????
Replies: 48
Views: 6460

AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!! HASTINGS!!!!!!!!! Ah yes, poor dear. I was that way -last- week! All of my customer's things had to be shipped out to arrive before they left this week. I believe the last bits are flying over tomorrow with their wearers. I wish you good luck with getting everything finish...
by Gwen
Tue Oct 10, 2006 6:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Supportive gowns"- ??????
Replies: 48
Views: 6460

LENEL means Lack of Evidence Not Evidence of Lack. Used to refer to experimental theories which could be pie in the sky but cannot be disproved. Ah excellent! Thanks for the explaination! I am very fast at hand sewing so that route is one I would favour. The pins are very clearly shown in lots and ...
by Gwen
Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Supportive gowns"- ??????
Replies: 48
Views: 6460

P.S.- What's "LENEL"???
by Gwen
Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Supportive gowns"- ??????
Replies: 48
Views: 6460

Baldung was from Strassburg. His prostitute and old man are dressed in pretty standard, well documented German clothing of the first decade of the 16th C. The Germans and Italians were big on elaborately arranged and dressed hair at this point, while the English were already covering their hair with...
by Gwen
Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric query
Replies: 14
Views: 1836

I have little issue with the chenilles if you're going for a period look but not counting stitches, but the pattern on the ebay piece is very modern.

Gwen
by Gwen
Tue Oct 10, 2006 1:18 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Supportive gowns"- ??????
Replies: 48
Views: 6460

I'm not going to assume anyone anywhere in any context automatically knows what "Pennsic" is, any more than anyone should know what the NLHF or ORM or CT are. For me it's a market I attend in August. Given my experience at the hands of the acolytes when I questioned their theories on the p...
by Gwen
Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Supportive gowns"- ??????
Replies: 48
Views: 6460

I saw (and covertly photographed) 3 of these "supportive gowns" in use at the market I attended in August. Rather than looking like any period image I've seen, they look exactly like a large and/or large breasted women crammed into an ill fitting, too tight garment. There are loads of hori...
by Gwen
Mon Oct 09, 2006 7:24 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Supportive gowns"- ??????
Replies: 48
Views: 6460

just sorted me sports bra for being a boy

You might want to keep that info handy- I've seen several boys who could use a sports bra... :shock: Terrifying but true....

Gwen
by Gwen
Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Supportive gowns"- ??????
Replies: 48
Views: 6460

As someone further up pointed out, our concept of what is the "right shape" for breasts in clothing is driven by current fashions. Right now the fashion is up and out, but in the 20's it was for no breasts at all (my poor husband would have been in hell then!!!! :( ) Judging by art of the ...
by Gwen
Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Supportive gowns"- ??????
Replies: 48
Views: 6460

Thanks for the input ladies! I object more to the way this theory is promoted as fact far more than the theory itself- everyone is allowed to have an opinion, right? Karen is correct though, the acolytes tend to be rather *emphatic* in espousing the One True Supportive Undergown Way™. This theory is...
by Gwen
Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Supportive gowns"- ??????
Replies: 48
Views: 6460

Yes, that's the one! I'll be interested to know if anyone else is aware of it.

I love "experts"- they provide so much free entertainment! :)

Gwen
by Gwen
Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:49 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Resource: Authentic and cheap methods and recipes
Replies: 77
Views: 47586

A damp piece of cloth placed over a plate of food keeps flies off and whats underneath it nice all day. Melt a small amount of beeswax in an old skillet. Dredge a piece of thin linen through the wax until soaked through, then lay out on kitchen foil or waxed paper to cool. The waxed linen makes a fa...
by Gwen
Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:45 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Supportive gowns"- ??????
Replies: 48
Views: 6460

"Supportive gowns"- ??????

I've been watching a fascinating phenomenon spread in the US and I'm posting to find out if it has spread to England yet. A few years ago a theory emerged that in the 14th-15thC there was such a thing as a "supportive undergown". This miraculous gown provided lift and shape to the breasts ...
by Gwen
Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century pink clothing, what type of pink?
Replies: 27
Views: 4598

Hi Q- Please note my comments about pigment colours and dye colours not being one and the same. The colour an artist paints may or may not correspond to the colours achievable with textile dyes. If I had the goal of having an historically believable pink coloured garment, I'd take my image to a repu...
by Gwen
Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century pink clothing, what type of pink?
Replies: 27
Views: 4598

Various pinks are worn by a variety of men in Rene' of Anjou's Book of Love, as well as his Book of the Tournament. All sorts of pinks are represented, ranging from peach to rose. One of the Duke of Bourbon's "posse" is wearing a coral coat over a red doublet, and 2 of the Duke of Brittany's retaine...
by Gwen
Thu May 18, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit
Replies: 23
Views: 4320

Oh my goodness! That is the most AMAZING thing I think I've ever seen. :shock: I've seen work like this in museums, but I had absolutely no idea anyone still did embroidery like this. I've seen gorgeous work wasted on poorly cut and/or tailored garments before, but the fact that the cut and tailorin...
by Gwen
Sat May 13, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photos from the Joust for the Sword of Honor, RA, Leeds
Replies: 7
Views: 4131

Thanks for the encouragement Rod. ;) Last set of photos- any more than 12 holiday photos and people start leaping from windows, so this is the final installment. Lance rack with Jeff, Toby and Steve's lances ready to rock 'n roll. Jeff's lances have been tricked out with a fabulous new paint job, my...
by Gwen
Sat May 13, 2006 7:13 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photos from the Joust for the Sword of Honor, RA, Leeds
Replies: 7
Views: 4131

Photos from the Joust for the Sword of Honor, RA, Leeds

I usually can't get on this forum any more since the changeover but tonight seems to be my lucky night! I thought you might enjoy seeing a few images from the Joust for the Sword of Honour at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. This event was held over the Easter weekend. Dominic Sewell, Toby Capwell and Je...
by Gwen
Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th C 'Acorn Hats'
Replies: 27
Views: 4707

Might be a spammer- remember the flood of online poker posts to FireStryker a month ago?

Gwen
by Gwen
Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th C 'Acorn Hats'
Replies: 27
Views: 4707

In considering it, I suppose I just took the different variations as either different styles or regional variations. The hat Durer's dad is wearing is a different hat than the one St. Eligius is wearing is a different hat than the ones the Duke's homies are wearing in Rene'. I assume the variations ...

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