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by House of De Clifford
Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: need a photographer ??
Replies: 0
Views: 675

need a photographer ??

Hi all, Well, I have been thinking long and hard bout direction regards how i earn a living. Whilst i love being a reenactment trader, i need to indulge my passion for photography. I have been a portrait photographer for some years now and a member of the British Institute of Professional Photograph...
by House of De Clifford
Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: History of the Fur Muff- Help Pls
Replies: 12
Views: 2565

What a fabulous word! I think I shall use it.

It saves all the men sniggering when I talk about muffs :oops:

Miranda :wink:
by House of De Clifford
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: History of the Fur Muff- Help Pls
Replies: 12
Views: 2565

Thanks Frances, I've got that one, but it has only got muffs in Regency. Thanks Merlon that's helpful. Part of me thinks that even though there are no pictures, muffs may have been used in medieval times... it surely was cold enough!!!!! and we weren't daft! Anyone got any good sources of wills.?......
by House of De Clifford
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rabbit fur colour?
Replies: 7
Views: 1691

Just spotted this, a chance to talk about something I knowl about (which makes a change on here!!!! :lol: normally I'm asking the questions! ) Rabbits came in the various colours they do now, just as squirrels did when we imported them. The wild british brown rabbit we see today are an overspill fro...
by House of De Clifford
Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: History of the Fur Muff- Help Pls
Replies: 12
Views: 2565

History of the Fur Muff- Help Pls

Hi everyone, The latest addition to our stall is a Fur Muff. I have found various references for them in Regency, Napoleonic and later periods, made from lots of different pelts......but has anyone any evidence for them from Tudor, Medieval periods or earlier? All I can find is medieval ladies using...
by House of De Clifford
Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:17 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tax - Self assessment on line - anyone for a group hug?
Replies: 53
Views: 9646

hi peeps, just catching up with some threads... Filinous - I also used to work for the jobcentre/benefits agency. As you are a mum, and get child benefit, your class 1 NI stamps will be paid in full for you until your child is 16 ( or 19 if going into Further education) I'm like Sally, I do my accou...
by House of De Clifford
Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:59 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Easter trading events?
Replies: 2
Views: 889

hrmph.................. grrr...............ow shucks!...........

we're already booked... good luck anyway and will see you soon

Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: LRP Fair thanks
Replies: 5
Views: 1449

Hey Paul,

it was brilliant, thanks for all your hard work, we had a fab time again, looking forward to the next one

love ya
:wink:
Miranda x
by House of De Clifford
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 24hrs till Jorvik advice needed urgent
Replies: 17
Views: 3215

Nige - thanks for the offer of lodgings, we'll bear that in mind. Nathan, you are always a sweetie, thanks... some of us traders really do try hard to get the kit right and it's nice to be recognised when we do. Debs - i think i'll try something warmer next year (prefarably fur lined), but thanks fo...
by House of De Clifford
Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 24hrs till Jorvik advice needed urgent
Replies: 17
Views: 3215

Nige, yep how right you are. Now we are here.................... we have seen Wilma from the Flintstones complete with hollywood style plastic viking hat with horns, and a bloke who had leopard print leggings with fake fur pair of pants. Bare chest and the same plastic viking hat as before. They wer...
by House of De Clifford
Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 24hrs till Jorvik advice needed urgent
Replies: 17
Views: 3215

Thanks Nathan, that is really helpful, trouble is I'm now at a motorway service station and stuck with my original effort. If Bernie's there ....I'll start again
:cry:
Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 24hrs till Jorvik advice needed urgent
Replies: 17
Views: 3215

Coooolll!!!! :wink:


We will be in the marquee in St Sampsons Square.
Look forward to seeing you all there - won;t have Nev with us though :(
Mirandax
by House of De Clifford
Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 24hrs till Jorvik advice needed urgent
Replies: 17
Views: 3215

thanks sally, i am a trader so can get away with a little bit more than the living history folks

Mx
by House of De Clifford
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 24hrs till Jorvik advice needed urgent
Replies: 17
Views: 3215

24hrs till Jorvik advice needed urgent

Hi guys,

24hrs to go till Jorvik, and needed to do a headdress. Anglo saxon..... C900 here's the piccy... thoughts pls


I can lose the strap under the chin if you think i need to.

Thanks
Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:22 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Here we go...
Replies: 31
Views: 4650

now thats funny !
Your kit looks good to me zachos,
belt end was my first thing, definatly needs a fitting, go and see debs and jason at ilhf, they will sort that out for you.

Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:01 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: BUSINESS FOR SALE ! EXCELLENT POTENTIAL ALL YEAR ROUND.
Replies: 0
Views: 668

BUSINESS FOR SALE ! EXCELLENT POTENTIAL ALL YEAR ROUND.

Hi guys, Having come to the end of the season, we have found we are spreading ourselves too thinly and something has to give. We have found that our two businesses are growing at such a steady pace we have not got the time to do both as well as we would like so have decided to concerntrate on the fu...
by House of De Clifford
Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone trading at the LARP fair in feb?
Replies: 11
Views: 2275

we'll be there, but staying with mates

Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Thu Nov 29, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: The long goodbye
Replies: 11
Views: 2674

oooo Gaby,

we will miss you on traders row, please don't be a stranger and come and join in the goss round the brazier in the evenings

love ya

Miranda
PS might be interested in a corset........... need to measure meself first..... job for Dave!!! :lol:
by House of De Clifford
Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Public liability insurance ...help needed please
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

hiya,

most of us traders are with the NMTF (Historic Branch) highly recommended, you can contact them on the link below

http://www.nmtf.co.uk/


miranda
by House of De Clifford
Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 16463

Actually, we have been asked so many time "can you get wolf?" the answer has always been no ! however, we have been allowed to import 10 timber wolf per year. These will be for sale to groups or individuals who are serious about their authenticity and not for general sale. Anyone interested in a wol...
by House of De Clifford
Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:36 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 16463

me talking to a customer at a show, stupid father walks upto the sheepskins with his son and says "look lad polar bear" as i looked at him my thought was this father is having a laugh with his lad, no ! i was wrong .. i said "sir they are sheepskins" to which, he fixed me with a glare, said to his s...
by House of De Clifford
Fri Oct 05, 2007 3:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: stuck for the next authentic thing for your camp!
Replies: 23
Views: 5960

Awwww Debs, I love that analogy, just found my way to this forum today and exploring... I love the idea of sheep growing on trees, and being kind enough to get fat and reach the floor when they are cooked and ready......it would make my stock runs so much easier,................. especially here in ...
by House of De Clifford
Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Postal Strike
Replies: 17
Views: 3364

Thanks Nige

hopefully they are different here in Wales :wink:

M
by House of De Clifford
Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 16463

yes we used alum tawing for tanning skins too!
but prefer brains!!!!

Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:05 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Postal Strike
Replies: 17
Views: 3364

city lik seem very reasonable too! and we've been impressed by their service.

Miranda x
by House of De Clifford
Fri Oct 05, 2007 12:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 16463

Hi Colin, pilche are mentioned in C11 records(mainly in wills) onwards and cover any type of fur, however only sheepskin, beaver and goat for the masses, posh fur rabbit through to ermine and everything in between for rich folks. We have rabbit pilche on display often referred to as the 'bunny blank...
by House of De Clifford
Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 16463

yes that is correct, Handbag, as in my post it was termed 'budge'
and we ave some!!! (shamless plug) :lol:


Miranda
by House of De Clifford
Fri Oct 05, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 16463

okey dokey, ere' we go!!!! let's add this into the pot! My research as a furrier actually has found that sheepskins were worn as clothing. A 'pilche' "was a cloak of skins with the hair outwards, usually made of skins such as beaver or sheepskin, strong enough to keep out the worst weather. Pilches ...
by House of De Clifford
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Yet more Blore Pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Hi Badger,
stop messing about with your pictures and put some nice ones on here !! :twisted:
Dave.
by House of De Clifford
Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What's this hat made of?
Replies: 19
Views: 3142

It was probably painted with a squirrel tail brush!!!!! there's irony for you!!!!

Miranda