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by auldMotherBegg
Fri Oct 09, 2009 5:39 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: What's New
Replies: 10
Views: 5179

Re: What's New

Wow, looks exciting! I did get a shock when I just logged on. After many months away, until a couple of days ago, it all seemed the same... except for all the 'polls' in the 'Friends and Gossip' section... what was that about, anyway?

Whatever! Well done! Thanks for all your hard work. :*
by auldMotherBegg
Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 20070

I am ripping through the Poldark series right now (on Book 9), great stuff, and I even find myself thinking in 18th century Cornish every now and then... :lol: :roll:
by auldMotherBegg
Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15c beggers
Replies: 23
Views: 5251

PS. Don't forget to wear dirt ! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by auldMotherBegg
Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15c beggers
Replies: 23
Views: 5251

I suppose the most predictable answer would be 'rags' But it might depend on where you are, and how long you've been a beggar... for not too long and you would be wearing patched and very worn stuff... sleeping rough under bushes, alot more ragged. Check out etchings by Rembrandt (I know, a little l...
by auldMotherBegg
Thu May 07, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: new blog
Replies: 5
Views: 2272

Gregory,

Lovely work. Is the silver leaf you use actually silver, or aluminium leaf? If it is silver, how do you keep it from tarnishing?

All the best,
Leslie
by auldMotherBegg
Fri Mar 06, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 17478

People who know better than to wear modern make-up and do it anyway, and then look at me like I'm asking the impossible when I suggest they take it off, while the public are around. Saying, "I never go without make-up!" :twisted: Maybe they should get a new hobby if they can't bear to leav...
by auldMotherBegg
Wed Dec 17, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: merlin
Replies: 7
Views: 1393

I can't believe it! :roll: I actually liked it! But then, I am less discerning than some, obviously...

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by auldMotherBegg
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: New Robin Hood Film
Replies: 5
Views: 2000

Are you sure it wasn't an upmarket version of 'Lapland'? :lol: :lol: :lol:
by auldMotherBegg
Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Devils Whore
Replies: 20
Views: 3001

I really liked it. I felt sorry for Sexby, and was glad that he and Angelica got it together for at least a wee bit at the end... :(

Wasn't too concerned about the costumes... I just liked the story, it really gripped me.
by auldMotherBegg
Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bosworth
Replies: 33
Views: 4724

These are absolutely fabulous and totally cool! 8) You guys have some seriously great kit!

But do you have any more of the women with their kit and the LH camp? (Pretty please with sugar on top? :wink: )
by auldMotherBegg
Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: crystal Skulls
Replies: 13
Views: 2318

Apparently, many of them have been examined microscopically and they have been proven to be 'modern', ie made with machinery.

Lovely things. Are they any less magical now that we know that?
by auldMotherBegg
Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nettlecloth in Scotland
Replies: 13
Views: 2388

Nettle cloth... hmmm. That makes sense out of the old fairy tale about the sister who had to spin and weave shirts out of nettle for her seven brothers who were turned into swans, doesn't it? That was something I never could understand when I was little... why nettle?

Interesting.
by auldMotherBegg
Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:50 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Pilgrim's Licence
Replies: 1
Views: 1808

Try Googling the words 'Pilgrim's licence/wording' and see what you get.

I did this for Beggar's tokens/badges, and found a whole load of useful stuff for my 17th c character.
by auldMotherBegg
Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Red Priest Pirates of the Baroque
Replies: 6
Views: 2150

erm, can't quite make out the blurb on the front cover of the CD... does that say 'Stolen masterworks, and long-lost musical jewels...' ?

:shock:
by auldMotherBegg
Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to make clothes look worn...
Replies: 32
Views: 4512

Wear them.
by auldMotherBegg
Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:29 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: To toile, or not to toile.....
Replies: 21
Views: 2813

You're gong to toil whether or not you make a toile... (geddit? :roll: ) Ooops... sorry, Lidimy, just realised you got there first! :oops: But no, really, I would use old linen or 100% cotton sheets, and use it for a liner if you are only going to make one garment. Otherwise, save it for reference w...
by auldMotherBegg
Sat Jun 14, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 20070

'Doomsday Book', by Connie Willis, another 'time-travel' one, (spot my interest in that concept :roll: ) and is a good one related to the 14th century, with lots of great details about the plague. Also, the R.F. Delderfield series is good, beginning with 'Their's was the Kingdom', a series of books ...
by auldMotherBegg
Fri May 30, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Costume advice, 'working' class, English/Scottish 1825-50
Replies: 3
Views: 5100

'Periods in Highland History', by Hugh Cheape and I.F. Grant (published by Shepheard and Walwyn). There are many references to ordinary people's clothing worn in Scotland at that time. Also, 'Highland Folkways' by Isabel Grant (published by Birlinn) is another good one, and has lots of wee sketches ...
by auldMotherBegg
Fri May 30, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: How to carry a claymore?
Replies: 20
Views: 13911

Carefully? :roll: :wink:
by auldMotherBegg
Mon May 19, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Shoes?
Replies: 39
Views: 8418

I had hobs in my latchets, and walking on pavements gave me shin splints. Ouch... very sore! I took the hobs out, shoes are now fine. Slippy sometimes, yes, but then I don't wear them very often... as a 'beggar' I go barefoot as much as possible! :roll:
by auldMotherBegg
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: More medieval films than you’d think?
Replies: 5
Views: 1202

Are you counting films like 'The Knight's Tale', or 'Robin Hood' (any version), or all the old B&W 1940's 'medieval' films where the costumes and clothes are pure Hollywood, as well?

Then yes, there's lots! :lol:
by auldMotherBegg
Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:55 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Furniture
Replies: 5
Views: 2325

Look at period illustrations by artists of the period, such as Hogarth, etc.

You can Google stuff like '18th century tavern furniture' and see what you come up with..
by auldMotherBegg
Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Recommended Reading
Replies: 17
Views: 20579

'A History of Jewellery' 1100 - 1870'. by Joan Evans. Dover Publications.

This is a great reference book, and has very good original sources pictured, with good text.
by auldMotherBegg
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 20070

I also like Diana Gabaldon, and her Jacobite series... the 'time travel' bit may come under the heading of "utter drivel", but I loved them!
by auldMotherBegg
Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:49 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 20070

I really enjoyed the Winston Graham 'Poldark' series... I never saw the old TV series, only have read the books. I like that there's lots of sequels... it lets you follow the family's life and times... I am not sure if it's absolutely accurate, historically, but I think it is a stonking good romp th...
by auldMotherBegg
Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: the strange things you find....
Replies: 131
Views: 15004

OMG! :shock:

I haven't laughed so hard in a long time! Keep 'em coming! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by auldMotherBegg
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The return of Hamish Macbeth?
Replies: 0
Views: 679

The return of Hamish Macbeth?

I hope so! The first ever episode was re-run on BBC 4 last night, and I loved seeing it again. Anyone have any idea if they are going to re-run the whole series?
by auldMotherBegg
Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Death to moths!
Replies: 29
Views: 4134

Thank you, Brother Ranulf!

PS. Your garden looks lovely!
by auldMotherBegg
Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to make clothes look worn...
Replies: 32
Views: 4512

To take the general brightness out of whites, try soaking them in tea water, or instant-coffee water. A few granuals of coffee scattered on the clothes as they are drying adds a bit of spotty grubbyness to them. Because I actually like to wash my clothes sometimes after wearing them, I like my 'dirt...
by auldMotherBegg
Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Death to moths!
Replies: 29
Views: 4134

You can sometimes find cedar shavings at pet supply shops... they sell it for hamster and gerbil cages. I have several bags stuffed with it and hung from the railing in the cupboard where much of my kit is stored. It seems to do a good job and smells lovely. Mice are much more our problem. They can ...

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