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by Vicky
Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: General History
Topic: The History of Re-enactment
Replies: 63
Views: 16506

IIRC, something along those lines is mentioned in the article I mentioned, Steve.
by Vicky
Thu Jan 26, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: General History
Topic: The History of Re-enactment
Replies: 63
Views: 16506

The start of re-enactment as we know it today is usually credited to Brigadier Peter Young and the Sealed Knot.

There is an article on the very subject on the EventPlan website.
www.eventplan.co.uk
by Vicky
Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hurrah! From the ashes AIPON 2
Replies: 118
Views: 16879

I'm with G23b on this one! :lol:
by Vicky
Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hurrah! From the ashes AIPON 2
Replies: 118
Views: 16879

OK curiosity got the better of me and I had to pay for a look upfront. :lol: I am itching to read the replies on the AIPON site for this one, it's just so... Oh I don't know! :roll: C'mon people, pledge money - it's worth seeing the photo, but it'll be even more fun reading the responses to it!
by Vicky
Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What is it about WWII clothing?
Replies: 24
Views: 3788

A lot of the WWII re-enactors I've met have been collectors first, re-enactors second, which could go some way to explain it. I have had exactly the same discussion with them, Gandi. Surely even the 'plentiful' stuff will run out if used - IIRC they were saying that blanco was becoming difficult to ...
by Vicky
Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11781

Makes sense!
by Vicky
Thu Nov 10, 2005 1:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Joined or seperate hoes, and other questions.
Replies: 84
Views: 11781

Is there any evidence for rich people having silk hose? Silk is a lot less stretchy than wool, and so whilst being posh in terms of fabric, they would be compromised in terms of fit. Just a thought.
by Vicky
Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Buckle suppliers
Replies: 5
Views: 2125

It does depend exactly what you're looking for - what size and material - but like Billman I'd recommend White Rose Castings (Alan Beresford) for bronze/brass ones, and Lionheart Replicas (Colin Torode) for pewter - though there are lots of people doing them (especially the pewter type). A google se...
by Vicky
Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Braiding
Replies: 45
Views: 7877

See Soper Lane. Fabulous stuff!
http://www.soper-lane.co.uk

Mainly 15thC, but worth asking as they know a lot more!
:D
by Vicky
Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval costume and furs...
Replies: 20
Views: 4431

Yick - furry veg!

According to E. Veale (The English Fur Trade in the Later Middle Ages) lettuce is the fur of the snow weasel - more expensive than miniver but cheaper than ermine.
by Vicky
Mon Nov 07, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval costume and furs...
Replies: 20
Views: 4431

The Statutes of Apparel 1463-64 state that those with < £40 a year (including theur wives, minor children and servants) were forbidden to wear minniver, lettuce and other costly furs.
by Vicky
Tue Nov 01, 2005 7:02 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Straight trumpet music
Replies: 35
Views: 7980

Hunting horn calls are published in several books on medieval hunting - the most easily accessible is probably 'The Hound and the Hawk' by John Cummins (including calls for retreat, chase etc) A lot of people have been talking about using hunting horn signals for directing men on the field for quite...
by Vicky
Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th C 'Acorn Hats'
Replies: 27
Views: 4632

Yeah, Neil's got the Warwick type - that's the one I meant by the heavy one with rolled brim - I didn't use the name as I believe it's her own name for it rather than anything contemporary. That shape is seen quite a lot in pictures of lower-class people - which I can't quite see suiting Jeff's styl...
by Vicky
Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th C 'Acorn Hats'
Replies: 27
Views: 4632

Hi Gwen, The cappers guilds were pretty big in England, with The Cappers' Act of 1488 apparently fixing the prices of knitted caps and hats, and heavy fines were imposed on anyone wearing a foreign-made cap or hat (though IIRC in some places it was called the Cappers and Feltmakers Guild...). There'...
by Vicky
Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th C 'Acorn Hats'
Replies: 27
Views: 4632

I agree with Gwen, I think there may be several methods of constuction. However, a friend of mine has knitted one based on: http://www.abcgallery.com/B/bouts/bouts6.html and it came out very similar - tall and stiff, despite being knitted. It was knitted with very chunkily plyed wool (similar to tha...
by Vicky
Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:27 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Newbie question - Medieval clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 6106

Are you planning to join a group? If so, I'd suggest that you join your chosen group first and ask what kit guidelines they may have - different groups put different interpretation on clothing, or may be portraying slightly different things in terms of date and class. It would be dreadful to buy all...
by Vicky
Mon Sep 05, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Object quiz
Replies: 21
Views: 6482

I've a friend who insists on calling it the Arnold Finney Wedding photo!

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