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by Jackie Phillips
Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval needles???
Replies: 7
Views: 1700

Re: Medieval needles???

6of1
Lucy the Tudor
Christophus

All sell excellent needles and pins.
by Jackie Phillips
Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Chimera Costumes
Replies: 60
Views: 16927

Re: Chimera Costumes

If you are looking for buttons you should try Christophus Leather. He has a policy or always having a stock of buttons so he can cope with any order. I agree, I buy them in 100's and they are some of the best buttons out there: 87 Eggbuckland Road, Hartley, Plymouth, Devon. PL3 5JR 01752 789629 CHR...
by Jackie Phillips
Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wambuis van 'zwartsaaijen' in the Rijkmusuem
Replies: 10
Views: 2354

Re: Wambuis van 'zwartsaaijen' in the Rijkmusuem

Shadowcat wrote:Is everyone sure it is actually a man's jacket? With the less than ideal provenance it could be a woman's jacket, I'd have thought.

S.


It's extraordinarily like the jacket in the Tudor Tailor book http://www.tudortailor.com/tww.htm
by Jackie Phillips
Tue Jan 18, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: B&Bs for the new ILHF location
Replies: 16
Views: 2719

Re: B&Bs for the new ILHF location

We're staying at the Narborough Arms about 6 miles away. It's about halfway between the venue and the curry house too. It's nothing special as far as I can see, but it's cheap-ish and being a pub has beer and food.

Jackie
by Jackie Phillips
Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Taming the fabric stash?
Replies: 24
Views: 3701

Re: Taming the fabric stash?

I am not organised. That's why I don't live in my house, I go and stay at Fox's every night.
by Jackie Phillips
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: cloth buttons
Replies: 3
Views: 1101

Re: cloth buttons

Hi Adam, I used the russet to make cloth buttons, and while tricky, is not entirely impossible. Firstly you need really strong thread, stuff that you can barely break when you use all your strength. Similarly a strong needle, but not too thick. Cut out a circle a little bigger than a 2p piece. Sew, ...
by Jackie Phillips
Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Caldicot 11th/12th Sept 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Re: Caldicot 11th/12th Sept 2010

Hi Dave,

Not a problem. I've sent you an e-mail with all the information we both need, can you get back to me as soon as possible.

See you Friday

Jackie
by Jackie Phillips
Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Yokes on 15th century shirts/shifts
Replies: 5
Views: 1501

Re: Yokes on 15th century shirts/shifts

Thicker linen perhaps? Or (given that the shirt shouldn't ever be really visible), you could sew a panel inside the shirt for strength over the seam area. Because of the cost of clothing, everything would have been repaired and patched until practically none of the original was left - in the case of...
by Jackie Phillips
Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Caldicot 11th/12th Sept 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Caldicot 11th/12th Sept 2010

Traders booking forms are now available for Caldicot, the annual EMA fayre, battle and living history show within the grounds of Caldicot Castle in south Wales on 11th/12th September. I have e-mailed those of you who have been recently, if you haven't received one, let me know. If you would like a b...
by Jackie Phillips
Tue May 25, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Early 14th (edited!) century coat pattern or supplier
Replies: 10
Views: 1643

Re: Early 14th (edited!) century coat pattern or supplier

Or I could make you one...
by Jackie Phillips
Tue May 11, 2010 5:45 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: taking credit cards by phone at shows?
Replies: 19
Views: 3774

Re: taking credit cards by phone at shows?

I use Adelante's mobilepos on an Orange PAYG phone. I have never been to a show where there was no coverage. I'm more likely to not get coverage at home! If you would like to try it, I have an old-ish Blackberry that you can have for the cost of the postage, it's unlocked so you can use it on any ne...
by Jackie Phillips
Thu May 06, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury
Replies: 41
Views: 7755

Re: Tewkesbury

If the ticket went out with the forms (was even part of the form?) we could put it in the envelope ourselves and then it only needs mailing at the other end....
by Jackie Phillips
Thu May 06, 2010 12:22 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury
Replies: 41
Views: 7755

Re: Tewkesbury

hi all am on the case Thanks, much appreciated, I know I'm not the only one worried. I'm sure they're now being inundated with queries to add to an already heavy workload, but it's so important for so many of us. I wonder if, next year, we all included an SAE with our forms, whether a standard pre-...
by Jackie Phillips
Thu May 06, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury
Replies: 41
Views: 7755

Re: Tewkesbury

I still haven't heard anything. I've just e-mailed through the website, and I'm hoping to hear back later, but I'm really scared now.

My cheque has not been cashed, should I be worried?

Jackie
by Jackie Phillips
Tue May 04, 2010 9:05 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Small but (fairly!) authentic Tudor fabric samples wanted pl
Replies: 4
Views: 1158

Re: Small but (fairly!) authentic Tudor fabric samples wanted pl

I can send you as many bits of wool and linen as you'd like for free. I'm a historical costumer and my workshop is overflowing with remnants, please take some away :D

Let me have your address and I'll pop some in the post this week.

Jackie
Cloak'd & Dagger'd
www.cloakedanddaggered.com
by Jackie Phillips
Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:57 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mrs F's new stays
Replies: 22
Views: 3889

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Wow!

They are so incredibly beautiful, well done, you must be very proud.

Jackie
by Jackie Phillips
Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Reciprocal links
Replies: 29
Views: 6907

Re: Reciprocal links

I'd be up for that.

www.cloakedanddaggered.com

Jackie
by Jackie Phillips
Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: making a 13th century surcoat
Replies: 4
Views: 2264

Re: making a 13th century surcoat

Dylon machine dyes work really well on linen - I've used them many, many times. Wash the linen first. Put the dye in the machine with a pound of ordinary salt (1 pack per 2m of fabric, 2 packs max). Put the damp fabric back in and wash on a 40 degree wash. Wash again. I've used that much of it that ...
by Jackie Phillips
Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM
Replies: 57
Views: 8451

Re: REMINDER - NMTF Historic Traders Branch AGM

Here, here. Every year I mean to attend, and every year I get to the end of the busiest day's trading in the summer and need to sleep, eat, put feet in bucket of warm water, etc etc. Last year it didn't help that I couldn't find my membership card - found it now it was in the scanner after copying i...
by Jackie Phillips
Fri Feb 19, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Scotland's Festival of History : trading
Replies: 14
Views: 2910

Re: Scotland's Festival of History : trading

Jackie at cloakedanddaggered dot com

I can't make May, sorry, it's Cosmeston that weekend - favourite place in the world.

Jxx
by Jackie Phillips
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Scotland's Festival of History : trading
Replies: 14
Views: 2910

Re: Scotland's Festival of History : trading

May I have a trading pack please?

I know I've put this off for too long, but this year I'm determined to get there.

Jackie
by Jackie Phillips
Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:24 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pattern problem for 15th century doublet - help!
Replies: 29
Views: 5180

Re: Pattern problem for 15th century doublet - help!

Sorry, I didn't see this earlier. I've not used the pattern, so I'm not sure what the problems are, but I've made hundreds of v-necked garments and could probably talk you through what you need to do to insert it onto the body. I'm around today, if it's not too late to get it done, my number is 0797...
by Jackie Phillips
Fri Dec 04, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bunny Blanket
Replies: 11
Views: 2246

Re: Bunny Blanket

I recently made a bunny blanket of 35 skins - I get cold at night in tents - and the advice I got from Dave at De Cliffords was as follows. Find the smallest skin and measure the biggest rectangle that will fit completely onto it. Make a template this size from cardboard. Draw that rectangle onto al...
by Jackie Phillips
Fri Dec 04, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Royal Mail 'Special' Delivery
Replies: 12
Views: 19559

Re: Royal Mail 'Special' Delivery

And then when they don't deliver, the customer service department is nothing but rude to you. I told her it was no wonder Royal Mail was turning to s**t.

I wish I'd said more, it left me fuming all afternoon.
by Jackie Phillips
Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Credit Crunch Fox?
Replies: 3
Views: 1760

Re: Credit Crunch Fox?

It was his idea.

It takes a monumental effort to get him looking anything but utterly gorgeous.

I'm still recovering from that effort now.

xx
by Jackie Phillips
Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fashion Show
Replies: 3
Views: 1475

Re: Fashion Show

Do we have a theme for March yet?
by Jackie Phillips
Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Belt for Burgundian gown
Replies: 6
Views: 1442

Re: Belt for Burgundian gown

I've only made short ones, but I've found they need to be fabric covered leather, otherwise as soon as you sit down or bend over, they simply crumple and stay crumpled.

Jackie
by Jackie Phillips
Fri Oct 02, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mid late C15 womens coat?
Replies: 22
Views: 4937

In the evening, I change back into civvies and wear long wool coat (man's gown but in my size) over the top, in the beer tent or round the campfire it hardly matters. If you want to stay in kit, or if you get cold in the daytime when the wind gets up and it rains (and it has been known to at Tewkes)...
by Jackie Phillips
Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mid late C15 womens coat?
Replies: 22
Views: 4937

Re: 15th C womens coat

You could make one of these- does up all the way down the front so you could leave open if you wished. It's a bit early for WoTR, I would suggest. The houppelande had all but disappeared by the 2nd quarter of the century as far as I can tell. And I'd love to see pictorial evidence for the hood on i...
by Jackie Phillips
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mid late C15 womens coat?
Replies: 22
Views: 4937

Yep, more dresses... A woman wouldn't leave the house in just her shift and kirtle, it would be just wrong. For a working woman, she may have an overkirtle on, rather than a posh gown - an overkirtle is cut much as the one underneath but a little fuller and without fastenings. For warmth, it would b...

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