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by Vicky
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Offcuts amnesty
Replies: 24
Views: 2670

Have Pm'ed you.
by Vicky
Tue Aug 05, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18thC handkerchiefs
Replies: 4
Views: 1929

18thC handkerchiefs

Does anyone know how large men's hankerchiefs might have been? Any other details about them (silk, linen, patterned etc?) Been Googling for it, and found it categorically stated on several websites that they were large. Seen 24" square or 18" square being stated as if standard, with nothin...
by Vicky
Tue Jul 08, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 17thC traders - Easter 2009 - free pitch
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

17thC traders - Easter 2009 - free pitch

Hi, The Friends of Clarke Hall (registered charity) are putting on a Civil War event on Easter Sun/Mon (12-13th April). They have asked me to post here to offer free pitch space to any 17thC appropriate traders. Clarke Hall is a beautiful 17thC farmhouse on the outskirts of Wakefield. If anyone is i...
by Vicky
Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th C jewelery for women
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

I'll second that recommendation. :D
by Vicky
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Musicians listings?
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

Hi Gill,

Many thanks for that, I'm looking for Baroque this time.

I hope all's well - not seen you in ages!
Vicky
by Vicky
Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Musicians listings?
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

Musicians listings?

Hi,

Apologies if I am being really dense, but is there an online listing of historical musicians, or music groups anywhere?

I can find listings of re-enactors, and of traders of course, but is there something more specific for historic musicians - professional and amateur?

Thanks.
by Vicky
Tue Jun 24, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Doublets circa 1470
Replies: 22
Views: 2564

You do not need a waist seam on 1470s doublets, it can be fitted without. See:
http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/m ... john1.html
by Vicky
Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 18th century traders?
Replies: 0
Views: 504

18th century traders?

Hi, I am running an 18thC Garden Party at Clarke Hall in Wakefield on Sunday 17th August. It is a lovely site, and if any suitable traders are interested in coming to the event, please get in touch. There will be no pitch fee charged. A rather poor and unfinished website can be seen here: http://www...
by Vicky
Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Purses In Pieces
Replies: 14
Views: 3318

Re: Purses In Pieces

ViscontesseD'Asbeau wrote:http://www.halos.nl/detail.php?booknr=93437

Thinking of ordering this. Anyone seen it, yet?


Yes, got it as soon as it came out, and it's fabulous! :D
by Vicky
Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:38 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: International Medieval Congress?
Replies: 11
Views: 2486

Nigel wrote:Debs is thinking of giving it apop

I know Timothy has been trying to drg me to it for awhile but things like real work get in the way


For some of it is real work! :P

Worth it for the bookfair alone.
by Vicky
Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: International Medieval Congress?
Replies: 11
Views: 2486

gregory23b wrote:In that case I am certainly going.

I might even stay over at my sister in law's and go to the armouries as well, woot.


I'm presenting at it, and will be going to the whole thing, so if your sister-in-law won't have you, you'll be welcome to stay at mine. I'll be local by then! 8)
by Vicky
Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: International Medieval Congress?
Replies: 11
Views: 2486

I'm going! 8)

It is an academic conference which has been running for many years - I've been a few times before, and think it's fantastic, but I'm not a trader.

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/
by Vicky
Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17thC Freelancers/demonstrators etc
Replies: 0
Views: 961

17thC Freelancers/demonstrators etc

This isn't for a particular project at the moment, but I will be organising some 17thC events in the future in Yorkshire, and I want to get a feel for what's out there. The availability of freelancers will determine the sorts of events I can run! I'm compiling a file of 17thC freelancers/demonstrato...
by Vicky
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: is that a real baby?....
Replies: 27
Views: 4517

gregory23b wrote:What people really mean when they say

"did they have that then?"

is

"tell me more about it"


Spot on!

Excellent reads though.


Seconded! :D
by Vicky
Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Letters
Replies: 6
Views: 1859

For collections like the Pastons, try the Stonors and Plumptons, or for non-gentry, try the Celys (wool merchants) - all are published.
by Vicky
Tue Jan 15, 2008 5:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bridport Muster roll
Replies: 8
Views: 1596

Excellent idea! I'll PM you! :D
by Vicky
Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bridport Muster roll
Replies: 8
Views: 1596

Hi Jack,

I'm up your way the weekend after next. Can exchange a copy for a pint! :wink:

(BTW, it's not a muster roll...)
by Vicky
Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:25 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Clove covered oranges and Pomanders
Replies: 26
Views: 5295

Vicky you darling! I've only found 2 replicas so far a pewter one from Steve Millingham and a kinda dodgy mary rose one - which comes with modern bead things, and seems to be in various places at various prices Aoife I have a boxwood one from Peter, and it's beautiful. He does them to order, but al...
by Vicky
Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:58 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Clove covered oranges and Pomanders
Replies: 26
Views: 5295

Highly recommend Peter Crossman's pomanders:

http://groups.msn.com/CrossmanCrafts/pomanders.msnw
by Vicky
Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: CDs of Tudor Music
Replies: 9
Views: 2413

Marcus: What's wrong with wanting recommendations from other people? The music and books forum is quite a lot to trawl through, opening each thread to see whether it's talking about a book, or a cd, or whatever. Plenty of cds come up searching for 'Tudor' in Amazon too (as indeed the event organiser...
by Vicky
Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: CDs of Tudor Music
Replies: 9
Views: 2413

CDs of Tudor Music

I've been asked to suggest a CD or two of 'jolly Tudor music' for background for a community event. It doesn't have to be 100% 'authentic', and they're not too bothered about exact period either. Something easy to get though (e.g Amazon).

I have absolutely no ideas - anyone?
by Vicky
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 14326

m300572 wrote:'Twas useful stuff alum - used for tawing, dying, papermaking (no idea what process here) and was also apparently used as a fire retardent on thatch in towns.


Also in medicine for ulcers, infected wounds etc.
by Vicky
Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Blackout fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 1755

Cheers Debs, we're sorted now! (I passed it onto someone else to sort out! :D )

I never thought of trying Whaleys (despite having their price list in front of me on the desk!)
by Vicky
Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Museum craft workshop units (and forge) available to let
Replies: 0
Views: 638

Museum craft workshop units (and forge) available to let

There is currently a big re-development at one of Luton’s museums – Stockwood Park Discovery Centre due to re-open in July 2008. There is a ‘craft courtyard’ at the museum, and units here will be available to let. The Craft Courtyard consists of six linked single storey brick outbuildings attached t...
by Vicky
Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: points ????
Replies: 22
Views: 2539

gregory23b wrote:I have it on reasonable authority from someone at a museum, I will check for specific dates, but they said it was in their medieval collection.


Oh, interesting. Do share when you find out! :wink:
by Vicky
Sun Sep 16, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Offcuts amnesty
Replies: 24
Views: 2670

janes-wardrobe wrote:I must be very mean - I hardly ever have anything that big!

I don't think I'll be over to England before March either but if we do come over we'll be driving North up the A1 - If I have any suitable scraps I'll bring them...


Thanks Jane - lovely to see you online. Hope all's well!
by Vicky
Sun Sep 02, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Offcuts amnesty
Replies: 24
Views: 2670

Thank you Frances, that would be appreciated - the exhibition isn't until March '08, so there's plenty of time! I also go to South London quite often, so I'm sure something could be arranged.
Thanks
by Vicky
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Offcuts amnesty
Replies: 24
Views: 2670

Well the textiles curator has assured me that there's no such thing as too much, :shock: so keep the offers coming! :D

Thanks again!
by Vicky
Wed Aug 29, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Offcuts amnesty
Replies: 24
Views: 2670

Thanks both - I'll be coming to TORM on the Friday (at least!).

seamsmistress wrote:Between Tuppence & Nigel and myself, we should have you sorted out for years!


Oh, I wouldn't bank on that, but it would be a good start! :D

Thanks again,
Vicky
by Vicky
Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Offcuts amnesty
Replies: 24
Views: 2670

We need all sorts, so that would be fantastic, thanks Gini. Will you be at one of the markets?

Vicky

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