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by Cecily
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15 & 16C Blankets
Replies: 1
Views: 989

15 & 16C Blankets

I know this isn't exactly costume, but I couldn't find a fabrics/sewing slot elsewhere & thought that costume historians & seamstresses would know most about it! Please move it if you feel it ought to be somewhere else. Does anyone have any evidence for what was done to the cut ends of blan...
by Cecily
Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 13thC Harness for a recreated 13thC Joust.
Replies: 50
Views: 14109

13thc harness for a re-created 13thc joust

Thanks for posting the photos; they're great, can't wait to see the next lot! I'd love to try out a medieval style saddle, but would give the jousting a miss, especially with a solid lance :shock: Have fun.
by Cecily
Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 11272

Re: What to give for New Year 1526

I am definitely intruiged by this clouding thing though. It's the level of detail that something like.. oh my.. Janet Arnold's linens book might cover! I bought Janet Arnold's new book at the weekend, and lo & behold, on page 56 there's a smock embroidered with flowers, rainbows, raindrops, and...
by Cecily
Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 11272

Re: What to give for New Year 1526

I am definitely intruiged by this clouding thing though. It's the level of detail that something like.. oh my.. Janet Arnold's linens book might cover! I bought Janet Arnold's new book at the weekend, and lo & behold, on page 56 there's a smock embroidered with flowers, rainbows, raindrops, and ...
by Cecily
Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 11272

What to give for New Year 1526

What did he do with all those shirts?! I have no idea what a cloud on a collar could be, but I have suggestions for the broken & complete handkerchiefs. Broken can refer to colours being mixed closely together ie in patterns; as opposed to something being made in one plain colour. It might also ...
by Cecily
Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Wartime Christmas dinner
Replies: 6
Views: 2693

Wartime christmas dinner

Brilliant video. I shall try it, but I don't think it'd go down well at Christmas. Anyway we'll have to have (real) goose to provide us re-enactors with a year's supply of goose grease! We enjoyed the wartime mock marzipan, but for normal use I make it half:half real:mock. It's done with soya flour ...
by Cecily
Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Fugger Almond cake Recipe from about 1500 :D
Replies: 14
Views: 3259

Fugger almond cake recipe

I shall try it out on Zacos next weekend, (I'm his fearsome Mum) thanks! It also might be a recipe I could use for my ground almonds when I've extracted almond milk from them?!
by Cecily
Tue May 27, 2008 10:27 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wide Belt for 15thC Gown
Replies: 15
Views: 2332

wide belt for 15thC Gown

Wow! I never knew that, though I can see what you mean. You wouldn't get a 21stC man wanting to admit he'd been ransomed by his wife's girdle though! (I caused a stir the other day when I innocently started talking to my Bible Study group about the girdle I'd ordered; I hastily added the words 'medi...
by Cecily
Sat May 24, 2008 10:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wide Belt for 15thC Gown
Replies: 15
Views: 2332

Wide Belt for 15c Gown

I definately think it was worth the wait; it's gorgeous!
I've ordered a tablet-woven girdle (two narrower braids to sew together, which was & is cheaper) but so far have no buckle. I'm a little more lowly in status; so I'll need a plain one. I must get it sorted out.
by Cecily
Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wide Belt for 15thC Gown
Replies: 15
Views: 2332

wide belt for 15thC Gown

Yes, you're right; I do mean a Burgundian gown with a deep V neckline. Thanks for all that info; Gina's weaving and the buckles etc are beautiful! I shall have to opt for simpler weaving and plain metalwork as I'm not supposed to be quite so wealthy, but I understand more of what the Pastons were co...
by Cecily
Wed Apr 16, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wide Belt for 15thC Gown
Replies: 15
Views: 2332

Wide Belt for 15thC Gown

I've made a flared 15thC gown in (blue) wool (with v. dark brown collar & cuffs). It now needs a wide belt to wear under the bust. 1)Does anyone have any 'authentic' ideas on how to keep it up? I'm tall & my waist is smaller than my ribcage so a fake leather belt I've tried out keeps slippin...
by Cecily
Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to make clothes look worn...
Replies: 32
Views: 4509

How to make clothes look worn

Always willing to help: I have a large garden that would benefit from a bit of hard graft; from a pirate aspiring to be dirty/bedraggled... and a couple of kayaks to take out on the water (not quite sailing ships, but might do).
by Cecily
Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Boots etc.
Replies: 41
Views: 5273

I'm liking the way this discussion is going; from knee or thigh boots to ankle boots or shoes! Being Zachos's mum; who initially offered to pay for said footwear (should the young squire ever hone his riding skills enough to start jousting). It would be less expensive & might discourage daliance...
by Cecily
Thu Oct 11, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rings for lacing
Replies: 8
Views: 1813

Thanks everyone, that's really useful. I shall go find some rings and get stitching, lucet-ing and eventually lacing! Cecily
by Cecily
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Inkle Looms?
Replies: 5
Views: 5526

Inkle looms

Hi, I use a home-made inkle loom, on my lap, while re-enactiing. I asked my mother-in-law about this (she's a bit of an expert on textiles & demonstrates/lectures). She says Inkle is a Scandinavian word for band & probably came over with the Vikings. Once something is woven it's often diffic...
by Cecily
Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rings for lacing
Replies: 8
Views: 1813

Rings for lacing

Does anyone know whether there's a supplier of small metal rings suitable for lacing through? I can't get curtain rings the right size. I've experimented with plastic etc (even mail rings) and have worked out that they shouldn't be more than 1cm external diameter; similar to the size you'd get with ...

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