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by sheepmilker
Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Black cloth 17th and 18th century.
Replies: 7
Views: 2504

Re: Black cloth 17th and 18th century.

No, it was widely used by all sorts. Check out some books from Stuart Peachey et al. In short, there were two ways to dye things black. One expensive, involving over dyeing etc, so of course,used by the well off. The other method used different dyes, was cheap but was less fast (resistant to fading)...
by sheepmilker
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 1812 in Ontario?
Replies: 11
Views: 3950

Re: 1812 in Ontario?

You might be interested in this article from The Globe and Mail, pictures of re-enactors too!


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/nat ... 099/page1/
by sheepmilker
Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 1812 in Ontario?
Replies: 11
Views: 3950

1812 in Ontario?

Hi all,

Lots of media attention surfacing for this year's anniversary. I'd like to go and watch some events.

Anyone coming over here for any of the musters?
by sheepmilker
Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: ECW quote?
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

Re: ECW quote?

Thanks for the fast reply, Steve. That's it!
by sheepmilker
Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: ECW quote?
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

ECW quote?

Hi,

I just got "terminated" so I am looking for a suitably scathing remark! Can anyone remember the quote made by a Royalist officer that goes something like: "…now you may all fall out with yourselves"?

Thanks…
by sheepmilker
Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:38 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cheesemaking?
Replies: 8
Views: 5488

Re: Cheesemaking?

Yes. Nowadays people use freeze dried cultures and moulds to add to the vat. There are lots of suppliers in the UK, Mr. google is your friend! You need three things: culture(s) of bacteria to make acid and give flavour; rennet to set the cheese (depending on the type of cheese) and moulds/bacteria t...
by sheepmilker
Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wools
Replies: 17
Views: 5540

Re: Wools

Others have mentioned Stuart Peachey's books, but don't forget that he sells the closest thing to the most common types of 17C cloth that I know of. http://stuart-hmaltd.com/historical_fabrics.php and someone else pointed out Aiden Campbell http://www.aidan-campbell.co.uk/textiles.htm
by sheepmilker
Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bosworth Battlefield finds
Replies: 18
Views: 2242

Re: Bosworth Battlefield finds

Maybe a pelican in her piety? Someone like Brother Ranulph would know better than me though...
by sheepmilker
Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cheesemaking?
Replies: 8
Views: 5488

Re: Cheesemaking?

Don't be out off by the apparent high price of presses etc. My better half is master cheesmaker at fifthtown.ca, and I'm the affineur (ripener). We have made hard sheep cheeses for years by just putting them in a colander and pressing (hard) by hand. If you really need to press the cheese, many peop...
by sheepmilker
Sun Aug 29, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Authentic Thanksgiving Feast
Replies: 1
Views: 1323

Re: Authentic Thanksgiving Feast

Plimoth have a really good book with recipes etc, and info. about the REAL first thanksgiving, and associated myths. Just in case you want to do your own thing. Good luck...
by sheepmilker
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Bandoliers for musketeers
Replies: 13
Views: 2943

Re: Bandoliers for musketeers

Since the link to the German bandolier site produced such nice pictures, would you care to post a link to the helmets mentioned above?

Ta.
by sheepmilker
Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Officers and muskets?
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

Officers and muskets?

Hi all, Just went to watch a muster in Toronto, it was set during the American War of Independence. I noticed that the rebel (OK, Continental Army) officers, as well as all the weird Loyalist Ranger officers had muskets or carbines. I didn't have chance to ask the re-enactors, was that usual? Did co...
by sheepmilker
Sun Jun 13, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 7391

Re: Breeches and hose

One thing that often gets missed out WRT garters is KNITTED garters. Dead simple to make, really comfortable to wear because they "give". They are just a knitted to length using, um, garter stitch.
by sheepmilker
Sun May 03, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Sort of Friday afternoon musings
Replies: 33
Views: 6039

True, but my point is to get most food to a safe point, you only need to pasteurise, not sterilise, for the reasons that you have given.
by sheepmilker
Sat May 02, 2009 5:12 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Sort of Friday afternoon musings
Replies: 33
Views: 6039

I think your temperature is a bit out, Gallois. The legal temperature for pasteurisation is 72°C for 16 seconds, and that kills most pathogens. Lower temperatures for a longer time also work...
by sheepmilker
Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Plans for 17C lanthorn?
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Wow! Those are beautiful, thanks.

Were you implying that you could give me plans, or that I could buy one from you??!!

Thanks,

Phil
by sheepmilker
Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Plans for 17C lanthorn?
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Thanks for the replies, John and Karen. I was thinking of a wooden lantern because I could make that myself... John, I was amazed to see that Guy Fawkes lantern is still hanging around, I wonder if some museum has his box of matches????! In the absence of plans, has anyone bought a decent one from a...
by sheepmilker
Thu Mar 19, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Plans for 17C lanthorn?
Replies: 6
Views: 1484

Plans for 17C lanthorn?

hi all,

does anyone have plans or references for an early 17C lanthorn?

thanks!
by sheepmilker
Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 14321

The usual:

glasses, watches
by sheepmilker
Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1630's Women's Jackets/Bodices
Replies: 9
Views: 1547

More on 1630 waistcoat

and FYI there is a great resource about a reconstruction of one of the embroidered waistcoats (that's the period-correct term) at Plimoth Plantation's embroiderer's blog: www.plimoth.org/embroidery-blog/

In terms of patterns - have a look at Janet Arnold's Patterns of Fashion vol 3.
by sheepmilker
Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric Suppliers
Replies: 64
Views: 42874

Bang-on historically correct fabrics.

Having seen the frieze coats and things on "Tales from the Green Valley" I'm looking forward to ordering some from Stuart Peachey (OK, have to save up a bit first!). He's now at http://www.stuart-hmaltd.com Don''t worry about the remark from Guthrie (below), the link is fine!
by sheepmilker
Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for specific kind of cloth
Replies: 18
Views: 1987

Stuart Peachey - authentic cloth

Hi,

you can now get hold of Stuart and see the types of period-correct fabric that he has at www.stuart-hmaltd.com

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