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by chrisanson
Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cloth thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 3703

Re: Cloth thoughts

Slightly annoying that I can't remember the name of the author, but I was reading an article in the 1998 Nesat book at a friends house this morning which got me thinking. The author was describing a large quantity of 12th century cloth from Bergen, Norway as shiney dark worsted wool and identified ...
by chrisanson
Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cloth thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 3703

Re: Cloth thoughts

Slightly annoying that I can't remember the name of the author, but I was reading an article in the 1998 Nesat book at a friends house this morning which got me thinking. The author was describing a large quantity of 12th century cloth from Bergen, Norway as shiney dark worsted wool and identified ...
by chrisanson
Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Shaving
Replies: 22
Views: 4629

Re: Shaving

I think it highly unlikely that men would shave themselves. The problem is not a razor sharp blade but a good mirror. Whilst you can have a straight razor shave without a mirror - I have watched my husband do it - he is fairly certain you couldn't learn how to shave without one. i did, but as you k...
by chrisanson
Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Shaving
Replies: 22
Views: 4629

Re: Shaving

I think it highly unlikely that men would shave themselves. The problem is not a razor sharp blade but a good mirror. Whilst you can have a straight razor shave without a mirror - I have watched my husband do it - he is fairly certain you couldn't learn how to shave without one. i did, but as you k...
by chrisanson
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15 th century perforated breastplate for tournaments
Replies: 17
Views: 3174

Re: 15 th century perforated breastplate for tournaments

Funnily enough, I have just built a coat of plates, isnt quite finished need to put the leather trim around the edges and get some buckles. Yeah, you are pretty much hitting the nail on the head. I was going to do something like that, after my coat of plates is done and I have finished my dishing s...
by chrisanson
Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 9450
Views: 1106920

Re: 4 Word Story

no i said,absent friends
by chrisanson
Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:53 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 9450
Views: 1106920

Re: 4 Word Story

a toast, absent friends
by chrisanson
Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Padded jacks
Replies: 11
Views: 2001

Re: Padded jacks

PM tuppence she make realy good stuff, made to measure
by chrisanson
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Padded jacks
Replies: 11
Views: 2001

Re: Padded jacks

lady i ment lady
by chrisanson
Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Padded jacks
Replies: 11
Views: 2001

Re: Padded jacks

tuppence is you bloke well woman :wink:
by chrisanson
Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Iron shod spades - where to buy them?
Replies: 11
Views: 4548

Re: Iron shod spades - where to buy them?

ta mate, looked into making a couple of they a bit back. one for me and one for someone else( cant remember :$ ) was going to use ash for the wood bit.
by chrisanson
Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pattern help!
Replies: 14
Views: 3492

Re: Pattern help!

I need to increase it around the bust


8-) :wink:
by chrisanson
Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Instrument of Torture II
Replies: 7
Views: 3258

Joolz wrote:It certainly is - when you wind those wingnuts down, there's no escape!!


8)
by chrisanson
Mon Oct 05, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Instrument of Torture II
Replies: 7
Views: 3258

hope the steelwork is holding up?
by chrisanson
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:46 am
Forum: General History
Topic: eating platters.
Replies: 9
Views: 3208

try this bloke, he's good

http://paulatkin.co.uk/
by chrisanson
Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 24481

(Dark Ages my big hairy botty)


8)
by chrisanson
Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:56 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Vike scabbard take two!
Replies: 5
Views: 2614

tis cool 8)
by chrisanson
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Old Sarum
Replies: 62
Views: 14431

good man 8)
by chrisanson
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Old Sarum
Replies: 62
Views: 14431

wet paint!!














did you touch the screen?
by chrisanson
Wed Sep 16, 2009 8:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Old Sarum
Replies: 62
Views: 14431

I have been thinking about this and if I get any say in the manner to which I am "born" into the Britania fold, can I chose the dogg method please? I like dogs and they have smooth tongues when compared to a cat. Plus you can tell when a dog is enjoying himself and you can never quite tru...
by chrisanson
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: My arms fell off
Replies: 9
Views: 2837

Re: My arms fell off

Has this ever happened to anyone else? I made some nice grey wool sleeves to pin on to my dress, having read that tying them on was a Continental idea - only to find during chatting to a school group that the poor pins buckled, and gave up. I had only put two pins at the top of each sleeve, so perh...
by chrisanson
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing thread question -15th Century
Replies: 33
Views: 6245

have you tryed ebay?
by chrisanson
Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: cooking fire inside city walls
Replies: 6
Views: 2780

:D :D
by chrisanson
Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: cooking fire inside city walls
Replies: 6
Views: 2780

lucasbu wrote:
chrisanson wrote:fire box ask me or iron dwarf 8)

yes, that's what i thought. were there any medieval (15th C) fire boxes? i googled some and couldn't find any.


see this argument, erm sorry i mean thread :wink:

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=18532
by chrisanson
Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Viking Scabbard
Replies: 7
Views: 3321

Thrud wrote:A one night scabbard is not bad going. This took me bloody hours!



it looks like a one night scabbord :(
by chrisanson
Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:07 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Viking Scabbard
Replies: 7
Views: 3321

thats very nice. puts mine to shame! mind you i did make it in one night so i could use it at an event the next day :oops:
by chrisanson
Sun Sep 06, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Badger attacks man's face
Replies: 52
Views: 10561

isnt it a mole not a Badger?
by chrisanson
Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon style shield/axe?
Replies: 39
Views: 10431

WorkMonkey wrote: You will also never find kit that is both cheap and good. Unless you have friends who will make it for you as a favour.


are you saying i'm a mate or i'm cheap? monkey face
by chrisanson
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests
Replies: 83
Views: 57173

it IS very nice, i put a dent in it :oops:
by chrisanson
Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Historic Cooking Fires
Replies: 71
Views: 15506

But, my version is more illustrative of what the mindset is. When site managers look at doing things (anything really) they will look at the EH guidance or ALGAEO/HS/CADW/ACOP *insert body here* suggested best practice. That then becomes "Law" as far as they are concerned. posably but i w...

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