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by Dave B
Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A case for redefining standards ?
Replies: 51
Views: 4177

You have to ask yourself, why are there too many lords and ladies, not enough archers and billmen. Perhaps because it's too affordable for them to represent themselves as such. True, but even if you could somehow enforce that then you would end up with the wealthiest playing lords and ladies and th...
by Dave B
Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A case for redefining standards ?
Replies: 51
Views: 4177

However you make it, if it covers your nakedness either for modesty or warmth it is CLOTHING. any attempt to make the word clothing mean more or less is sophism (cheers alan) as far as I'm concerned. Costume covers a lot of ground. Basically if it is for the purposes of imitation then it is costume,...
by Dave B
Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: fire lighting
Replies: 72
Views: 18267

I don't know if this will interest anyone...

http://charcloth.webhop.org/
by Dave B
Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: fire lighting
Replies: 72
Views: 18267

ANy thoughts on what you might authenticaly carry charcloth in?

would it keep in a leather pouch? or an eathenware jar with a stopper?
by Dave B
Fri Dec 29, 2006 6:18 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Medieval body / face / ear piercings
Replies: 16
Views: 5398

I always thought it was late Tudor, Elizabethan, for men to have piercings lidi Sorry, I'm a bit old fashioned, I tend to think tudor up till '58 or so, then elizabethan, although I know that's no longer fashionable. they moved early medieval back by a couple of hundred years too. but yes, I think ...
by Dave B
Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Medieval body / face / ear piercings
Replies: 16
Views: 5398

Wayland2002 wrote:Thats very interesting to see what could be piercings, as I'd always been told earring etc were a Tudor thing.


Surely 1515 is Tudor? by about 30 years?
by Dave B
Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tent Hangings
Replies: 26
Views: 3041

The image and it's reproduction are public domain as part of the Yorke project. (easily googleable)
by Dave B
Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tent Hangings
Replies: 26
Views: 3041

Anymore thoughts? Sophia Well, a quick shufti through various medieval artists seems to show plain hangings, hung in a 'pleated' effect soimewhat like curtains that might just be showing off though, the artist deminstrating his rendering of light and shade. I know that there seems to be evidence of...
by Dave B
Tue Nov 14, 2006 11:18 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Medieval body / face / ear piercings
Replies: 16
Views: 5398

sally wrote:ooh, theres another pointy hat in that painting! 8) Thats three medieval pointy hats I've got now



Looks a bit Wazir to me.

Is that 'evil santa' back left?
by Dave B
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: stained glass.
Replies: 11
Views: 2984

Nice looking work. I'm hoping to get a stained glass peice done soon (see my thread on the gossip page)
by Dave B
Tue Oct 31, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Acid Etching
Replies: 19
Views: 2554

Fox has had really nice results with a cheap tool etching pen. It surprised me - I said it wouldn't work but it did.

Suggest you PM him for details, bit will draw his attention to this if I see him
by Dave B
Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dragons breath
Replies: 26
Views: 4958

bump - go on where's the rest of it....
by Dave B
Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: dress forms/tailors dummies
Replies: 33
Views: 4039

Mad Mab wrote: You can't go round dangling little titbits in fron of people like that and leave it at that :wink:
mab


If you only have little titbits then you probably fit modern clothes though.

:lol:
by Dave B
Mon Oct 16, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Kapok?
Replies: 25
Views: 3380

Kapok is old fashioned teddy stuffing. surely a modern teddy stuffing would work as well. 'hollowfill' sleeping bag stuffing feels quite similar in terms of squishiness.
by Dave B
Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: dress forms/tailors dummies
Replies: 33
Views: 4039

I can't help thinking that one could pass quite a fun evening making 'forms' of one's intimate freinds.
by Dave B
Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dragons breath
Replies: 26
Views: 4958

Personally I think we should find some land somewhere, build a fortification of various sections from various dates, like a 16th century earthwork in one corner, a medieval wall in another, etc. Then leave it a year for the lime mortart to set somewhat. Then come back with dozens of cannon and batt...
by Dave B
Sun Oct 08, 2006 9:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric query
Replies: 14
Views: 2052

When you consider how velvet was made, I find it hard to believe that it would be as fine as what we think of as velvet - I think that the upper and lower weaves were cut apart by hand. Also I believe that velvets were made of a variety of types of thread. I read that velvet only started being avail...
by Dave B
Fri Oct 06, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1471 noble ladies dress
Replies: 9
Views: 1651

Ayliffe's Steve wrote:Do you know it had honestly not occured to me to buy a dress from one of the makers on the forum.


With anything like this though it's about the quality. Suggest you find some pictures for the lady in question and then get her to NLHF and TORM to see the quality and talk to the makers.
by Dave B
Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1471 noble ladies dress
Replies: 9
Views: 1651

Tricky one to answer without stepping on toes as there are several suppliers of absolutely fab dresses that post on this forum. Cheryl (who I think is drachelis on here) has some lovely pictures, and I think does the sort of dress that someone who just fancies a posh medival dress might be picturing...
by Dave B
Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (WOTR ~1485)
Replies: 32
Views: 4797

Sorry, what year are we in roughly?
by Dave B
Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Kites at Hastings
Replies: 13
Views: 2724

I'm not 100% sure what sort of kite would be appropriate for Hastings, but this one is recomended for stamford bridge.

http://www.kiteandwind.com/PhotoGallery.asp?ProductCode=NT55801
by Dave B
Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Re-enactment groups in Warwick Uni Area
Replies: 14
Views: 3147

Colin Middleton wrote:Alternatively one of our members is away at Machester Uni and can't find a local group


We're not far away if she needs a good kicking.
by Dave B
Fri Sep 22, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sleeves
Replies: 20
Views: 1894

Sophia wrote: The problem with english images I have found to date is that waists are so often covered by belts. This means we have no idea if there is a seam or not when the garment is very fitted.

Sophia :D


LENEL ALERT!

(only kidding)

Dave
by Dave B
Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Re-enactment groups in Warwick Uni Area
Replies: 14
Views: 3147

Just get a couple of poles and start your own 'warwick garrison' of GCoT.

Filthy Hussites are always taking over the world anyway.

Dave
by Dave B
Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Midlands groups
Replies: 6
Views: 1385

I would also definitely reccomend going for a wander round both NLHF (National Living History Fair) and TORM (The Origional Reenactors Market) http://www.livinghistoryfayres.com/index.html http://www.reenactorsmarket.co.uk/ Through a bizarre coincidence they have been entirely cooincidentaly and uni...
by Dave B
Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bi-parti hose
Replies: 20
Views: 2951

There's a great outfit, parti hose, parti doublet the other way on and even parti hose in the illustrations of Cleriadus et meliadice circa 1470. might be more than one actualy. It's in Richard Britnells 'Daily life in the Late middle ages'.

Will scan it if anyone's interested.

Dave
by Dave B
Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hardest bit of kit to make ??
Replies: 62
Views: 7986

Hose. Very frustrating.

Jacks take a lot of doing, but they aren't difficult, just hard work. Hose are frustrating. You think you did them perfect then one leg works and the other looks wrong.
by Dave B
Mon Sep 04, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Carrying slowmatch
Replies: 12
Views: 1782

Dave, it's burning, and one of the three things fire needs is oxygen. True, but blackmatch burns quicker without oxygen, which is why quickmatch is blackmatch wrapped to keep out air. and my chemistry sucks If anyone needs saltpetre for making match I can supply at £5.00 a kilo. Delivery in person ...
by Dave B
Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Carrying slowmatch
Replies: 12
Views: 1782

Dave B wrote:slowmatch in the gunners box under the stairs and jamjars in the kitchen


It goes out right away. You could have told me that couldn't you!
by Dave B
Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Carrying slowmatch
Replies: 12
Views: 1782

Does anyone know if Slowmatch requires air or not? I guess from the cheimistry it is theoretically possible with enough saltpeter it wouldn't?

Of course this as a real lazy post as theres slowmatch in the gunners box under the stairs and jamjars in the kitchen