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by House of De Clifford
Sun May 07, 2006 5:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Applying a fur trim
Replies: 7
Views: 1937

SHAMELESS PLUG !!!
cant help with the making of but if you need any more fur let us know, we have all sorts in stock !!
hehehe
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Traders and risk assesments ??
Replies: 8
Views: 3053

Hi Steve, hows tricks ?? where you at next ?
Dave
by House of De Clifford
Thu Apr 20, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cutting up an old fur coat
Replies: 22
Views: 4887

Hi Sophia, would be a pleasure to inspect your fur !! However, we couldn't confirm cressing so will not be attending, we are at the St Georges day event this weekend though.Then at Cossmeston the weekend after if that helps.
Dave :lol:
by House of De Clifford
Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cutting up an old fur coat
Replies: 22
Views: 4887

Very true Foxe, the modern grey in England was introduced by the Americans, dont you just love 'em !! Its like many issues in re-enactment, how can we be as authentic as possible whilst still remaining within modern day limits eg: health and safety, available resources that existed then and not so m...
by House of De Clifford
Thu Apr 20, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cutting up an old fur coat
Replies: 22
Views: 4887

quite correct Tuppence, Gris or grey squirrel where being imported into England way before the 15th C. One of the earliest reccords is a ship sailing from Novgorod to England carrying only grey squirrel pelts in the 14th century (1311AD). At that time, they where a very valuable commodity. Used main...
by House of De Clifford
Thu Apr 20, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cutting up an old fur coat
Replies: 22
Views: 4887

hi all, if the garment is classed as an "antique" there is no legal objection to using it. (ie it was made before any bans on red squirrel came in, proving it is quite another thing ! ) Also been looking into grey squirrrel in the 15 th century, Whilst red was certainly the main source of vair / min...
by House of De Clifford
Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: For Pete the Pong
Replies: 0
Views: 799

For Pete the Pong

Hi Peter, dave here from De Cliffords, Just been on cheryls (shadowlight designs) web site and seen a new picture for a gents Houppeland. Is that the one she made for you ?? if so, WOW !! it looks fab ! might have to have one of those myself.
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 14th and 15th century headwear
Replies: 4
Views: 1985

http://www.thehatsite.com/felt.html
recently found this, we have beaver in stock at very reasonable prices if anyone fancies a go !!
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Product Listings
Replies: 38
Views: 9387

hi all, fab idea, can we add fur/ animal bits!!! to the list?

Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trader's Websites
Replies: 22
Views: 5130

here ours www.houseofdeclifford.co.uk

we have a list of the events we will be attending, if anyone wants to pre order

Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Fri Mar 31, 2006 12:01 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: drum skins
Replies: 2
Views: 1971

have pm'd you.
by House of De Clifford
Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Thanks to Cal
Replies: 6
Views: 2558

oops that was me, forgot to log in.... I got carried way i was so excited

miranda
by House of De Clifford
Tue Mar 28, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How do you define a trader?
Replies: 29
Views: 7773

Hi Shadowcat,we will be there ! Come and find us for a nice hot cup of tea and a biscuit ! Just ask for Dave and Miranda.
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Tue Mar 28, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How do you define a trader?
Replies: 29
Views: 7773

Hi Shadowcat, i suppose my take on it is would you want to be called a trader ?? Its rather nice being a trader really. Have been one for ummmm seven years now i think. Wouldnt want to be doing anything else. If you make goods then sell them then i do think you should become a trader shadowcat. Apar...
by House of De Clifford
Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: You Want How Much ? !!!
Replies: 107
Views: 24323

I would find a traders forum very useful, for example in this particular thread i have learned about tax expenses, trading standards, non re enactment marketing etc... not to mention getting to know more of my fellow trader colleagues out there, i agree that the traders forum should not be a blatant...
by House of De Clifford
Fri Mar 24, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Traders Pre-Show Ordering System
Replies: 11
Views: 4773

yes we'd be interested some of our special orders require shipment from overseas and a bit of sourcing work, so advanced orders fabulous!!!!!

Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:41 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: You Want How Much ? !!!
Replies: 107
Views: 24323

To be honest, We price our furs based on a percentage markup. We try to be realistic whilst at the same time being able to make a small living. I think it is a mistake to trade on price (ie selling cheap) because people will expect cheap, both in price and quality and if things get tough trading wis...
by House of De Clifford
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:22 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: drum skins
Replies: 2
Views: 1971

drum skins

Hi all, now have a supplier for red deer rawhide, ideal for making drum skins from at very good prices. approx. 3mm thick and very strong.
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Do you work on a stand or cut from a pattern?
Replies: 38
Views: 8223

i cheat..... get mum to do it!!!!! Mum ( cheryl aka drachelis aka shadowlight designs) just 'sees' the pattern in the cloth, measures, does some calculations in her head then starts with her tape measure and chalk... it's just amazing i don't know how she does it?! no patterns, no dummies!!! i remem...
by House of De Clifford
Fri Mar 10, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet Fastenings HELP!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 5022

:lol: Hi all, Hi Tony, Dave here, To be honest, Cheryl from Shadowlight designs has a wealth of knowledge on historical clothing (and her garments are superb) i would visit her web site www.shadowlightdesigns.co.uk and give her a bell. she can either advise or possibly even obtain what you need. Hop...
by House of De Clifford
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet Fastenings HELP!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 5022

oi !!! am i getting the blame again Jorge ?? lol. :lol:
What shows you doing this year Jorge ?? Didnt see you at the NLHF in Feb, Want to pick your brains over a beer on some things at some point.
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet Fastenings HELP!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 5022

<grins> ............no hard feelin's really!!!
by House of De Clifford
Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet Fastenings HELP!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 5022

Oh My Gosh!!! I am so very sorry that i caused so much offence!!!! I thought I was being helpful, but now i'm damned! Shunned! my opinion has been slated , my feelings hurt!!!! ( i thought the guy wanted some quick fixes for a wedding) If however, you are attending an event and total living history ...
by House of De Clifford
Fri Mar 03, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Children's clothing
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

Hi Mary, Don't worry about the questions I've been there too!!! The little boy's outfit sounds lovely, i tend to let the tunic/ linen shirt go down to mid thigh level, the tunic i tend not to use buttons, but we do have some antler buttons in stock if you want some £1 per pack of 2. I normally just ...
by House of De Clifford
Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet Fastenings HELP!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 5022

haberdashery section at House of Fraser, John Lewis.... that's where i get mine, failing that if you don't have one nearby, try jacki at cloak'd and daggered, you could pm her she sometimes posts on here
by House of De Clifford
Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Children's clothing
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

hiya, I have a nine year old boy who i take around with me, i normally put him in a smock shirt and hose, or a wool tunic. just a smaller version of the adult ones. I also cheat and make him wear girls boots from a cheap shoe shop( but don't tell him, as far as he is concerned they are boys ones!!!)...
by House of De Clifford
Fri Mar 03, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: needlecases
Replies: 13
Views: 3270

Hi Kate/Bob,
Im in the process as we speak of attempting to recreate a needle box made from antler. It is based on a dark ages Norse piece but if all goes well i will be attempting a medieval piece as well.
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Mon Feb 27, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Blore Heath
Replies: 18
Views: 6555

here is my pic from blore 2004 hope ya like it
by House of De Clifford
Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: calling all costumiers who require fur
Replies: 0
Views: 792

calling all costumiers who require fur

Hi everyone, just in case you haven't seen the other forums, our website is now up and running, so you can order bits and bobs between shows.

I've put an events list up aswell in case you need to come and have a natter about a specific item.


catch up with you all soon

Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: bosworth & blore 2004
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

Thanks Annis, the originals are much better quality, got a few more if anybody wants to see em, if you are one of the people in any of the shots and you would like a print let me know, just cost you postage thats all or i could attempt to email them.
Dave the pelt.