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by Elenna DeVargr
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tanned Grey Squirrel Fur - useful content
Replies: 11
Views: 4045

Re: Tanned Grey Squirrel Fur - useful content

Thank you for that valuable piece of information Dave. I've mentioned the grey/red squirrel from Russia to some but they've looked at me as though I'm sadly lacking brain cells and usually replied 'No, no, no, they didn't have grey squirrels until after America was discovered and they are tree rats ...
by Elenna DeVargr
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Badge found on Bosworth Battlefield
Replies: 11
Views: 3143

Re: Badge found on Bosworth Battlefield

I'm studying the Derbyshire gentry during the Wars of the Roses and making the guidons (small standard) and badges that represented them. I do have information on Zouche and his standard and badges. John Zouche, sone and heir of the Lord Zouche. Parted black and purpure; a silver eagle with a label,...
by Elenna DeVargr
Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tawny
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Re: Tawny

Sally and Merlon, thank you both for your help in this query. My own opinion was that tawny is colour but it is always worth getting other opinions. I'm very grateful chaps :thumbup:
by Elenna DeVargr
Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:12 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tawny
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Re: Tawny

On a similar discussion somewhere else I was told Tawny is not the colour but the fabric, Tawny was later to be referred to as the colour in a modern context and that any book on the history of textiles should give me further answers. I have several books on textiles and clothing and non mention the...
by Elenna DeVargr
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tawny
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Re: Tawny

What about these? 'RO, 970. THE KING'S COOK. Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver Pero le Doulx, "cook for our mouth," a tawny cloth gown, &c. Greenwich, 2 Dec. 3 Hen. VIII. ..' 'six pages in cloakes of oreng-tawny velvet,' 'pages; of tawny medley for their "watching clothing." 'with a great num...
by Elenna DeVargr
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tawny
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Re: Tawny

I have found this reference; Found described as BLACK, BLUE, CHINA, COLOURED, CUT, DOUBLE, DUTCH, DYED, ENGLISH, FOREIGN, GENOA, GREEN, imported from EAST INDIA, MANCHESTER, newest of all, one-pile, out of grain, PAINTED, PLAIN, PRINTED, of every breadth, PLAIN, PURPLE, PURPLE - IN GRAIN, RED, RICH,...
by Elenna DeVargr
Thu Feb 17, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tawny
Replies: 7
Views: 3167

Tawny

Hi. I'm looking for any references of Tawny being associated as a type of fabric not just a colour.
by Elenna DeVargr
Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:14 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: The Kedleston Medieval Garden
Replies: 20
Views: 7656

Re: The Kedleston Medieval Garden

Captain Reech has been doing a lot of hard work on the allotment in all weathers and has achieved growing some bloody good veg. Next year when he's improved the soil we're hoping that the crops will be greater.

Well done darling :*
by Elenna DeVargr
Wed May 19, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Inspired by Craig1459 : )
Replies: 27
Views: 6054

Re: Inspired by Craig1459 : )

Cheers John. That's where I got most of the photos for my library from and a couple off some Eastern European sites.
by Elenna DeVargr
Wed May 19, 2010 10:56 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Inspired by Craig1459 : )
Replies: 27
Views: 6054

Re: Inspired by Craig1459 : )

Thank you. :thumbup:
by Elenna DeVargr
Wed May 19, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Inspired by Craig1459 : )
Replies: 27
Views: 6054

Re: Inspired by Craig1459 : )

I used a good thick dog chew on my Saxon shield many years ago, the only problem was we had a dog then and she thought I made her a new toy (one way to get it looking battered before you have your first battle). May I copy the images you posted as reference please? I'm trying to build up a library o...
by Elenna DeVargr
Wed May 19, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Inspired by Craig1459 : )
Replies: 27
Views: 6054

Re: Inspired by Craig1459 : )

I suppose it would be more comfortable to pick up and not strain the wrist so much than a bar going straight across. Looks like I'll have to sacrifice some of my dog chews :lol:
by Elenna DeVargr
Wed May 19, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Inspired by Craig1459 : )
Replies: 27
Views: 6054

Re: Inspired by Craig1459 : )

Thanks. It looks like twisted rawhide? I've seen one with an iron handle. The photo here could also be rawhide.
by Elenna DeVargr
Wed May 19, 2010 10:26 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Inspired by Craig1459 : )
Replies: 27
Views: 6054

Re: Inspired by Craig1459 : )

Something similar to this photo. Not sure about a long strap to carry it over your back, I may put that on the next one.
by Elenna DeVargr
Wed May 19, 2010 10:14 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Inspired by Craig1459 : )
Replies: 27
Views: 6054

Re: Inspired by Craig1459 : )

Heavy. It came from an oak kitchen table.
by Elenna DeVargr
Wed May 19, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Inspired by Craig1459 : )
Replies: 27
Views: 6054

Re: Inspired by Craig1459 : )

Thanks Fox. Took a few days and I had to work in the garden, praying it wouldn't rain. Fairly battlefield proof but weighs a bloody ton.

It may be a good start if I can get another table top : )
by Elenna DeVargr
Wed May 19, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Inspired by Craig1459 : )
Replies: 27
Views: 6054

Re: Inspired by Craig1459 : )

The dimensions are roughly 44"x 27", big enough to crouch behind. The 'box' construction on this was made by cutting three pieces of wood and glue and peg together (I've seen them carved out mostly), three layers of linen soaked in a pva/water solution which I thought was more convenient to use than...
by Elenna DeVargr
Tue May 18, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Inspired by Craig1459 : )
Replies: 27
Views: 6054

Inspired by Craig1459 : )

After eagerly following Craig's pavise construction on Facebook I felt myself passionately inspired to produce one myself. Hungarian Black Army.
by Elenna DeVargr
Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Haircuts
Replies: 17
Views: 4162

Re: Haircuts

From personal experience (being an archer since I was 14) you can get long hair caught in the bow string. It happened many times when I was younger partaking in field archery on a slightly breezy day. I was at the rebellious age and didn't like my hair tied back but I learnt my lesson with a compoun...
by Elenna DeVargr
Sat Sep 05, 2009 7:06 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pomanders
Replies: 9
Views: 4196

Was there any earlier reference to oranges? I've looked at the petty custom account 1480-81 Imports and I've found examples of large amounts being imported but I'm interested in finding when they where originally introduced and what they were used for.
by Elenna DeVargr
Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume at ILHF/TORM
Replies: 23
Views: 5885

Sadly I've only been to three reenactment markets and saw lots of pretty clothes but not much in lower class garments but at the time I had little chance to stop and chat to anyone. I've been making historical clothing for nearly fourteen years, started out clothing myself and my children in saxon k...
by Elenna DeVargr
Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Diaper silk?
Replies: 3
Views: 1831

Ah! right. I see what you mean, found a reference to Diaper it in Tudor brickwork after sifting through a multitude of bloomin 'nappies'. I've seen that pattern in silk but can't remember where from. I'll check out my suppliers see if they come up with anything.
by Elenna DeVargr
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:39 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Diaper silk?
Replies: 3
Views: 1831

Also known as noil. Try Silk Road Textile merchants,

http://www.srfabrics.com/index.html

Silk Route,

http://www.thesilkroute.co.uk/naturals.html