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by RottenCad
Mon May 14, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hobnails - suppliers, anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

OK - mea maxima culpa and all that jazz. However, as I become increasingly infirm (and I'm not exclusively referring to the beer tent opening hours), I'm less and less keen on going base over apex. I will have to fashion some pattens, I suppose.

Thanks one and all ...

Cad
by RottenCad
Fri May 04, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hobnails - suppliers, anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Cheers Ian!
by RottenCad
Fri May 04, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hobnails - suppliers, anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 1143

Hobnails - suppliers, anyone?

Good morning, all. I've just taken delivery of a lovely pair of Phil Fraser's finest, and would like to hobnail them to improve grip and endurance.

Does anyone have any idea where I can obtain hobnails ????

Thanks in advance for your knowledge and wisdom,

TTFN

Cad
by RottenCad
Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th Century finery - slubbed dupion silk
Replies: 10
Views: 3293

Many thanks for pointing out the error of my ways (sighs) - guess it'll have to be the expensive option after all !!!

Never mind, eh?

TTFN

Mike
by RottenCad
Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th Century finery - slubbed dupion silk
Replies: 10
Views: 3293

15th Century finery - slubbed dupion silk

Hello, all you knowledgable people. Many thanks with the steering for my query about brigandines. Now I'm (like Quayn!) after some revel finery. My cloth suppler is a very nice chap, and has been extremely helpful of late; he has sourced me some very nice slubbed dupion silk. Can anyone reassure me ...
by RottenCad
Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Carved Roof Bosses
Replies: 1
Views: 1407

These look superb, Joolz! Are you going to use them anywhhere in particular? You may just have got me inspired, old bean!

Good luck when the chisels are warmer!

The Cad
by RottenCad
Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:38 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Tudor Lady
Replies: 21
Views: 4793

Annis - the Tudor Women picture is a quality rendering, I'd love a copy!

The Cad
by RottenCad
Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Men Without Hats
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Ta !!!
by RottenCad
Sun Nov 05, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Men Without Hats
Replies: 3
Views: 1037

Men Without Hats

Hi all, Sorry to trouble, but (and this may be painfully obvious to some folk) I'm somewhat out of my normal period ... I'm looking for patterns or suppliers of Nelsonic bicornes; if the former, then I'd really also appreciate advice on stiffening, or moulding, particularly the crown. I'd like a REA...
by RottenCad
Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Please get your e(n)tymology right OOPS
Replies: 42
Views: 5625

- Definition of a Luxemburger (where my parents have lived since 1979 and I went to school) - someone who speaks at least three languages by the time they go to secondary school. Oh gosh, yes. There was a young lad we met at Wiltz station who spoke English, German, French and Italian fluently, pass...
by RottenCad
Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:22 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Please get your e(n)tymology right OOPS
Replies: 42
Views: 5625

Hmmm - as a lovely Frechwoman of my acquaintance once put it: "What do you call someone who speaks three languages? Multilingual." "What do you call someone who speaks two languages? Bilingual." "What do you call someone who speaks one language? English..." Etymological construction is a fascinating...
by RottenCad
Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felted wool - restretching
Replies: 19
Views: 2489

Thanks everyone, esp. Tuppence and Sophia. I'll keep you posted with what it eventually becomes - the current default is "Tablecloth" !!!

TTFN,

RC
by RottenCad
Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felted wool - restretching
Replies: 19
Views: 2489

Thanks everyone - sort of confirmed what I thought! I had originally planned to make a 3/4 length dagged-sleeve tunic. It may be a pair of hosen now. For a twelve year old... Not to worry though, I know someone who was worried his cloak might need some more colours - would cherry red be for you, Gut...
by RottenCad
Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:25 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felted wool - restretching
Replies: 19
Views: 2489

Felted wool - restretching

Hi all, Please accept my apologies for having done something stupid, then asking an idiot question ... I have just followed the advice of a friend, and hot washed some fairly open-weave wool to "felt it up a bit". I now have a lovely felted piece of wool, about 1/3 size of the original. Which is a b...

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