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by Wyrd
Tue Jan 24, 2006 12:24 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: la columna at sheffield
Replies: 23
Views: 4328

Craig - you sure it's not you there under that hat? :lol:
by Wyrd
Fri Dec 16, 2005 5:04 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 2005 Abbey Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 4522

Thanks Sir Henri, will check out the link. We have kit that covers before and during WoTR. As I said it won't be for a while though. As we flew into Coolangatta from Sydney I understand what you mean about the planes! I remember sitting in one of the surf clubs near there watching them go over every...
by Wyrd
Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:12 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 2005 Abbey Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 4522

Patrick you look good mate :) Sir Henri - whereabouts on the Gold Coast is the Medieval Tournament? Sorry if I'm showing excessive interest but ...... (sssshhhh don't tell anybody..) we have had an offer from an employer to emigrate to Australia. As my most beloved sister lives on the Gold Coast and...
by Wyrd
Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 2005 Abbey Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 4522

Every Faire hear in the States always has to have it's own group of pirates too!
Horses for courses!
by Wyrd
Wed Dec 14, 2005 12:38 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 2005 Abbey Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 4522

Sir Henri I do apologise I was not "complaining about the fantasy element" I was merely curious about some of the things we'd seen (eg "Xena, Gabrielle and Callisto") which I felt looked out of place next to the authentic medieval re-enactors. I'm sorry if I came across that way. We're still in touc...
by Wyrd
Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 2005 Abbey Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 4522

Hi. The photos are excellent. Me and the better half attended the medieval bash in Brisbane in May this year. I have no end of respect for you guys donning the armour in that heat. Even though it was autumn over there I was boiling. Standing in the sun for a few minutes was like having a flipping sa...
by Wyrd
Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Monk
Replies: 26
Views: 5824

Thanks all - my mate should be well occupied over winter doing his research and I don't think the garments will be too difficult to make. All this talk of mud reminds me of a particularly wet easter in the fens when we were doing acw re-enactment. Our regiment's camp fire was in danger of sinking in...
by Wyrd
Sun Nov 20, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Monk
Replies: 26
Views: 5824

Mmmm, this is why I posted a general query - the subject is wider than I suspected. I like the itinerant monk idea but it's up to my mate what he wants to do so will pass on all the above to him - thanks! BTW I would love to know how to distress woolen clothing (apart from questioning its parentage ...
by Wyrd
Fri Nov 18, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Monk
Replies: 26
Views: 5824

Medieval Monk

Hi folks. Had a discussion with a friend of mine last night who would love to join us in medieval re-enactment on the condition that his role is that of a medieval monk. I must admit that I didn't have a clue what to tell him about how to make his costume, which order to choose etc. He's gone away t...
by Wyrd
Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: looking for dates on Victorian photos
Replies: 8
Views: 2357

Not entirely sure as I'm no expert but the clothes in the first photo resemble civilian attire of the ACW (1860s). The main clue is the woman's neckline and the fact that the man has his top button done up - a requirement for formal photographs around then. Not sure how long this fashion lasted, how...
by Wyrd
Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Brigandine
Replies: 7
Views: 3347

Brigandine

Thanks folks - the site with the patterns is a godsend and the forum looks extremely useful. Also another excuse to visit the Leeds Armoury - yea!
by Wyrd
Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:13 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Brigandine
Replies: 7
Views: 3347

Brigandine

Hi. My other half is determined to make a 15th century brig (mad, impetuous fool that he is!). Can anyone point us in the right direction for info on the net, or in a book, which will help us with construction? We have some idea of how to go about this but the more info we can gather before plunging...