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by KatP
Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Buzzard Cake
Replies: 5
Views: 5550

Buzzard Cake

No, really! And not (at least so I hope) made from Buzzards. An acquaintance of my dad's (acquired through his exhaustive construction of our family history - I believe he's traced some bits back to the Elizabethan period amazingly!) has found reference to this in some diaries from the first world w...
by KatP
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Eyelets
Replies: 7
Views: 1694

Thanks heaps everyone. Should make the impending jack eyeletting a bit easier. I might even get them to a size I can fit aiglets through this time. :roll:
by KatP
Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Eyelets
Replies: 7
Views: 1694

I can get you several dozen next time I hoover the floor


:lol:

Extracting them from the hoover might be a bit of a pain though!

Hadn't thought of that. We've got some under the sofa. They're square section though. And some 6mm on the bookcase, which aren't. Hmm.
by KatP
Tue Jun 20, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Eyelets
Replies: 7
Views: 1694

Eyelets

Hi, possibly a silly question, but professional costumers here have mentioned using oversewn metal rings to reinforce eyelets, and I was wondering whether these are the 'prym' type eyelet rings, or metal rings like jumprings. Jump rings seemed more sensible on thinking about it, if a bit fiddly. Oh,...
by KatP
Thu May 25, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Hemp seed recipes?
Replies: 8
Views: 2929

Hempseed flapjacks.

Add a suitable amount to flapjack recipe (have a good one if you want a copy) before baking. Fantastic and wonderfully crunchy!
by KatP
Mon May 15, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century pink clothing, what type of pink?
Replies: 27
Views: 4877

No specific examples, but a number of dyestuffs which would have been available give various shades of pink. All these examples are from an excellent book on dyeing (which I happen to have at work at the moment after experiments with madder!): Wild Color by Jenny Dean. It isn't historical, but medie...