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by House of De Clifford
Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What's this hat made of?
Replies: 19
Views: 2954

Hi all, looked at the picture in detail and it is certainly fur. If the picture is an acurate portrayal of the item then it is ermine. I did question the darker areas towards the rear of the headwear but then realised that it could quite possibly be artistic flair ! The cloth on her shoulders is whi...
by House of De Clifford
Thu Jun 28, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How do you pad your helmet?
Replies: 96
Views: 9017

we will have some at tewks for you to try.
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Thu Jun 28, 2007 4:31 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How do you pad your helmet?
Replies: 96
Views: 9017

Hi all,

we sell padded coifs!!! see the following thread

http://www.livinghistory.co.uk/forums/v ... added+coif
by House of De Clifford
Tue May 15, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Arming caps
Replies: 0
Views: 536

Arming caps

Hi all, we are now making arming caps made from sheepskin, Same shape and style as a normal coife but made from sheepskin so you have hardwearing leather on the outside and soft but cushioning natural wool on the inside ! Also have a leather tie strap on either side. Will be made in a variety of siz...
by House of De Clifford
Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:59 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Yes, she really did say that
Replies: 74
Views: 10163

We always get asked for discounts !! I usually oblige to the great annoyance of my partner We make very little margin on our stock as it is but i always like to look after regulars but when we get asked to dicount one rabbit pelt from £5 down its a bit much ! Hence, we have decided to institute a tr...
by House of De Clifford
Wed Mar 14, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: medieval market in weston super mare 2007 - interested?
Replies: 29
Views: 4539

thanks, love schelmish.but the weston event will not be going ahead. I'm sre we'll see them at some events we are at this year, saw them 3 times last year, and twice the year before.

Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: medieval market in weston super mare 2007 - interested?
Replies: 29
Views: 4539

As per note on the other forum, Dave and I have not had any further luck with the organisers despite badgering them constantly. We have made the decision not to pursue this any further as if this is the apathy the organisers have at this stage, god help us at the actual events!!!!! Sorry guys Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Wed Jan 24, 2007 4:37 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: medieval market in weston super mare 2007 - interested?
Replies: 29
Views: 4539

Not sure, I will be in touch with the organisers again in the next week or so, and we will have application details posted on this site. best idea is to apply.

Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Website / Online Store - Would welcome some feedback
Replies: 1
Views: 1029

Hi Tam and Phil,

I think that your website is very well laid out, and easy to navigate.
well done

Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Who's going to Caerphilly - December 2nd and 3rd?
Replies: 9
Views: 1714

me me meeee !! we are going. Will be doing yummy mulled wine and our sweetie shop !! it sounds like a great event.
by House of De Clifford
Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:54 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: medieval market in weston super mare 2007 - interested?
Replies: 29
Views: 4539

Hi Frances,

sorry but i don't think there will be room this year for a marquee for traders without tents. If it is a success, there may be room to extend it in future years. There may be a trader considering the event who could lend you a tent, or share?


Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: medieval market in weston super mare 2007 - interested?
Replies: 29
Views: 4539

Hi All, We had another meeting today and the two dates are now confirmed. There will definately be security both Friday and Saturday nights. Traders only toilets ( the public and visitors have a choice of 4 other sets located nearby but only open during the day, so we will have our own at night.) Th...
by House of De Clifford
Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: medieval market in weston super mare 2007 - interested?
Replies: 29
Views: 4539

you are a bad bad man Mr Stocker and Dave says "Git!"

miranda
by House of De Clifford
Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: medieval market in weston super mare 2007 - interested?
Replies: 29
Views: 4539

Hi Frances,
very good question. I will put it to the organisers and see if they suck their teeth or not. Also, thanks for bringing the thread back on line. can we keep this thread for the topic of W_S_M only please.
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Mon Nov 06, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian ladies costume pattern - help!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1196

Oh this is brilliant,

just what i'm looking for

thanks

M
by House of De Clifford
Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian ladies costume pattern - help!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1196

Victorian ladies costume pattern - help!!!

Hello my friendly costume peoples, I am running the sweet stall in December in Victorian costume... and I'm looking for a pattern for a skirt and jacket!!! I can't get over to Mum's ( shadowlight) before hand, so i'm destined to make my own!!!! I don't really want to buy a book, (and i didn't get th...
by House of De Clifford
Sat Nov 04, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: medieval market in weston super mare 2007 - interested?
Replies: 29
Views: 4539

will pm details to ya !
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: medieval market in weston super mare 2007 - interested?
Replies: 29
Views: 4539

nice one guys
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:38 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: medieval market in weston super mare 2007 - interested?
Replies: 29
Views: 4539

Thanks Dave,

we are proposing security guards for this very purpose, we have already spoken with the organisers about this. It may also be possible to fence off the area, but this needs discussion.

Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: medieval market in weston super mare 2007 - interested?
Replies: 29
Views: 4539

medieval market in weston super mare 2007 - interested?

Hi everyone, We have just had a very interesting meeting with Weston town centre partnership about our sweet stall pitch through December and they were very interested in the medieval events we attend. They would like to put on two weekend events next year in the town centre, one in summer (we have ...
by House of De Clifford
Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Paypal payments by mobile phone
Replies: 11
Views: 1549

Hiya, we recently went through this very process... hmmm and let me tell you it is a minefield!!! We curently us paypal only as a back up on emailed orders, but now have succummbed ( sp?) to the card machine. We got ours through the nmtf, but also had to set up a merchant bank a/c ( which is another...
by House of De Clifford
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What would you say to English Heritage
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Hiya Dave, Personally, we would like to convey our thanks for a well organised show, as far as traders are concerned. We arrived early on Thursday and nothing was too much trouble for them, they also kept stopping to see if we needed anything and were ok. This is our second EH show this year and we ...
by House of De Clifford
Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:38 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What do we get for our pitch fee ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2489

oh yes, Pete you have the right idea. Both Dave and I have now decided to do this full time, and have spent the day rolling in fur at one of our suppliers.... going ooo aaah!!! We just love re - enacting and trading so much that we have now started a sideline business in confectionery to trade at ma...
by House of De Clifford
Tue Jul 18, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question about embroidery
Replies: 24
Views: 3867

Hiya, some of you know that i also do alot of embroidery, I sometimes use a transfer pencil that you can draw the design onto paper them iron it onto the fabric. You can get them from craft and art shops. Also, if anyone wants to do the 'aufenty' thing we have squirrel (vair) in stock, which do have...
by House of De Clifford
Thu May 25, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century pink clothing, what type of pink?
Replies: 27
Views: 4877

Hi, Drachelis has some nice pink wool, she has made a few items out of it, I'll tell her to pm yu. She can send you swatches of what she has

Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Tue May 23, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tent material
Replies: 25
Views: 3576

Hi, Dunelm have outlets all over the country - normally in retail parks, try yell.com for your nearest one.

It was v cheap, around £2 per mtr, I bought a roll of 50 mtrs.

Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Tue May 23, 2006 7:39 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tent material
Replies: 25
Views: 3576

Hi,

I made my own tent last year.

i bougt the canvas from Dunelm mills and then waterproofed it.

i was very surprised at how well it turned out, and it was very dry

Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Mon May 08, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Applying a fur trim
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

Hiya harriet, yep hold the scissors on a slant. craft knife not a good idea, you won't get a good finish. Raw edge of fur? - yes it may show unless you have cut the fur on the slant to leave some longer hairs over hanging. if you are triming an edge of fabric, say a sleeve for example, i would doubl...
by House of De Clifford
Sun May 07, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Applying a fur trim
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

oops yep forgot that bit, thanks shadow cat,
if you cut the fur on an angle when you link the two together and start a new strip, the fur will overlap nicely :wink:

Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Sun May 07, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Applying a fur trim
Replies: 7
Views: 1617

hmmm men, what is he like!!! he sits there watching me sew with fur most eves!!! I've done lots of fur trimming, if you want to be historically accurate, the fur was used as a lining for the dress then turned up at the bottom of the dress and sleeves to 'show off' on the seen parts of the dress, how...