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by Hon_Kitty
Fri Mar 12, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dying Silk
Replies: 18
Views: 1732

Re: Dying Silk

http://www.dtcrafts.co.uk/dyesFixers/hueAndDye/dy301.html It *looks* like you would be better with an alkaline pH (crikey that's quite dazzling!!) Sadly the thing with natural dyes - and this sounds like such a cop out :( - but the end result you get will depend on so many individual and personal va...
by Hon_Kitty
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dying Silk
Replies: 18
Views: 1732

Re: Dying Silk

Hmm, I would have thought that copper would have given you a more purply cast to it. http://www.jennydean.co.uk/wordpress/?m=200905 http://www.elizabethancostume.net/dyes/lyteldyebook/brazil1.html The second link looks like it might be quite useful to you. NB (sorry you're going to hate me now....) ...
by Hon_Kitty
Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:17 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 20274

Re: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?

Steve, you might well enjoy them then, there is quite a bit of violence (well they are out in the middle of the backwoods and mmmphmmm mmmmphmmmm that was me being stifled from giving away the plot!!) but there's also quite a bit of "intrigue". I loved the Gabaldon ones but thought she was...
by Hon_Kitty
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 8334

Re: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM

Acht guys can we *not* get into naming events please. Not sure that it's constructive, especially when the events have been - controversial, let's say. I suspect it can only lead to heated feelings achieving precious little apart from rattling some old bones. Following this thread with interest btw ...
by Hon_Kitty
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dying Silk
Replies: 18
Views: 1732

Re: Dying Silk

Colin - short answer is "yes" I do know how to use Brazil Wood (hey I'm not Medhuil Webbestre for nothing, tinkering with textiles is my thing.... :D ) Before I go home and poke about in me Book of Words, had you given any thought to what you were going to use as a mordant? (Alum will prob...
by Hon_Kitty
Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:29 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 20274

Re: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?

Just bumping this one cos I have just discovered the Wilderness series by Sara Donati and I'm really enjoying them. Late 18th and early 19th century Frontier type stuff (any more info will give the plot away,.....) First one is the sequel to "Last of the Mohicans" and has almost inspired m...
by Hon_Kitty
Tue Mar 03, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Herb Seedlings
Replies: 12
Views: 2883

... sounds hopeful anyway! The other thing we're thinking about was whether it would be possible to sell a) authentic fruit and veg baby plants to take home and grow on b) the actual end result of said plants - not like anyone would be able to tell the difference between a period leek and a contempo...
by Hon_Kitty
Tue May 20, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 20274

Pamela Belle's English Civil War fiction - "The Moon in the Water", "The Chains of Fate", and then into Restoration London with "Alethea". Georgette Heyer seconded - particularly some of the fluffier ones ("The Masqueraders" being my favourite) Likewise Mary G...
by Hon_Kitty
Thu May 15, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for new trader
Replies: 25
Views: 3379

Okay.... (I'm trying to save on Himself's blood pressure here...)* * probably at the expense of yours Neibelungen - if your brains are starting to get fed up with being picked just tell me to *** off and get one of the damn packages already! So if I wanted it say in a certain font, certain size, cer...
by Hon_Kitty
Thu May 15, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for new trader
Replies: 25
Views: 3379

Oh rissoles I just wrote a load of coherent and sensible prose - the cat jumped on keyboard and there it went. Meh. Right. Am getting distinct impression that my best bet is to take your advice on one of the web building packages and give Him Who Knows What He's Doing the content I want in it (see t...
by Hon_Kitty
Thu May 15, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for new trader
Replies: 25
Views: 3379

Okay, been tarting about this morning with FrontPage and have got a... front page.... (no really!!!) Does anyone have any advice on decent web hosts? Used to have a very small Geocities site but it kept getting shut down cos too many people were looking at it :roll: NB I know **** all about html and...
by Hon_Kitty
Thu May 15, 2008 8:48 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: To toile, or not to toile.....
Replies: 21
Views: 2839

... ha, ha, ha - bitter and ironical laughter - that's how it begins you know. Oh yes (further hollow laugh) I well remember making a 1770s polonaise just for larks because we quite fancied dressing up to go to the Regency Ball in Bath. Now fully paid-up Napoleonic re-enactors. Not to mention the po...
by Hon_Kitty
Thu May 15, 2008 8:01 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: To toile, or not to toile.....
Replies: 21
Views: 2839

Another seamstress.... Toile - made one up for OH's Regency greatcoat. Same toile has now been used for four more of the same design for other people (cos I'm cheap like that :shock: ) If you unpick the tacking carefully when you've finished it, it's a dmn sight more robust than your average tissue ...
by Hon_Kitty
Mon May 12, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for new trader
Replies: 25
Views: 3379

Ooooo I just had a look at osCommerce and I bet my clever blokey could get that on no bother - thanks for that, VERY useful. We're starting effectively from scratch again ( :cry: ) so all this information is gratefully received. And when we have a website I shall post it for you to laugh at, erm, cr...
by Hon_Kitty
Mon May 12, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for new trader
Replies: 25
Views: 3379

Thinking on that one so far Sally- 1) Etsy have got a wider distribution and better publicity than I have (and with the best will in the world like to remain so for the foreseeable as we just can't afford a big internet presence... yet.) 2) Security, best I can offer as far as secure card processing...
by Hon_Kitty
Mon May 12, 2008 11:15 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for new trader
Replies: 25
Views: 3379

I hope so Lucy, it's something we've been looking into for over 12 months now but the whole eBay thing just put me off trying to kick things off properly.

Out of curiosity, has anybody used Etsy as a shop front? We're thinking about it....
by Hon_Kitty
Mon May 12, 2008 9:11 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for new trader
Replies: 25
Views: 3379

Thanks everyone. This will probably mean I have to learn to drive (there doesn't appear to be an "oh boggerit!" smiley but imagine one here as I really do not want to) Actually quite looking forward to it having seen all your replies - no one has said "just don't do it!" or "...
by Hon_Kitty
Fri May 09, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for new trader
Replies: 25
Views: 3379

Advice for new trader

Been invited to trade at an event later this year (not going to tell you which yet in case it goes t*ts up though :D ) This will be the first event we've actually attended as traders. In fact since we packed in eBay as a bad lot last year it will be the first real work we've done.... We're historica...
by Hon_Kitty
Fri May 02, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Looking for a group.
Replies: 7
Views: 2546

Well, if you're serious :D there is a new board on the NA Forum called the Rose and Feather which is specifically intended for the, ah, gentler side of life.

Trying to arrange a meet at Rockingham (which I won't be going to, but plenty other people will) although it's early days yet....
by Hon_Kitty
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anyone else got sewing angst?
Replies: 31
Views: 4704

Trousers. For Saturday morning. And the fabric hasn't come yet.

Kitty, decking the halls with pewter buttons, fa la la la la BUGGRIT!
by Hon_Kitty
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Looking for a group.
Replies: 7
Views: 2546

Hi Miss Costello, I'm in the 32nd Cornwall (don't expect you to want to travel that far!) but we're currently trying to get a group together which you might be interested in if you join the Napoleonic Association - fondly known as the Pemberley Detachment :D This would be a group of ladies who met a...

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