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by Vicky
Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Offcuts amnesty
Replies: 24
Views: 2713

Thanks Nige, I thought you'd already had a clear out, but we'll be happy for whatever is left! The more the merrier (honestly, we need loads!)

Chris - ah well, thanks anyway. If you find any more lurking in unopened cupboards... :wink:
by Vicky
Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Offcuts amnesty
Replies: 24
Views: 2713

Offcuts amnesty

Luton museums are preparing for a new textiles exhibition to start next Spring. We are designing some educational activities to run alongside it, both for schools and community involvement, and we're going to need a lot of (small pieces of) fabric. If anyone is hoarding some offcuts of any type of f...
by Vicky
Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading opportunity 9th September
Replies: 0
Views: 398

Trading opportunity 9th September

There is a *free* trading opportunity at a multi-period medieval (i.e. from early to late medieval) event on Sunday 9th September at Donington Le Heath Manor House in Leicestershire. I won't actually be online much this week, but if you're interested, please PM more for more details and I'll get bac...
by Vicky
Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 National ID cards
Replies: 5
Views: 1847

Not too late at all, thanks! I'll try it and see how it looks.
Thanks for the thought!
by Vicky
Sun Jul 01, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 National ID cards
Replies: 5
Views: 1847

WW2 National ID cards

Hi,

I need a supply of repro ID cards for a schools group, and I'm going to need quite a few. Does anyone know of a cheap supplier? Cheapest I've found so far is £1 each. Are there any cheaper ones out there? They don't have to be the best quality!

Thanks.
by Vicky
Thu May 17, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Blackout fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Thanks for that. I was given the impression that there was a specific type of fabric was sold as 'blackout material', and wondered what that was.
by Vicky
Thu May 17, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Blackout fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Blackout fabric

Hi,

I'm looking to source some blackout fabric to use for schools sessions on the Blitz. Can anyone advise or point me in the right direction. I don't really know what I'm looking for!

Thanks,
Vicky
by Vicky
Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Quince jelly/marmalade
Replies: 7
Views: 2956

Not the same as making your own, I know, but you can buy quince jelly. Eg: http://www.bakersandlarners.com/catalog/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/378 http://www.formanandfield.com/quince-jelly-p-430.html http://www.daylesfordorganic.com/invt/1007442 http://www.delicioso.co.uk/shop/Cheese/ALL/M...
by Vicky
Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:16 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: psaltery making course
Replies: 0
Views: 1111

psaltery making course

Received this email - thought I would share! Make a Psaltery in a Day! Saturday 14th April, Hartlebury Castle The medieval psaltery is a delightful instrument. For centuries, it was a favourite of both the clergy and the nobility. It sounds rather like a small harp, and its gentle, metallic tone is ...
by Vicky
Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: fire lighting
Replies: 72
Views: 17113

gregory23b wrote:and I bet it would smell too.


Ask Edward - he made some! :roll:
by Vicky
Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: General History
Topic: fire lighting
Replies: 72
Views: 17113

Thanks Vicky, re that sulphured spill, is that an accurate translation do you think? Because they are so useful. I have no idea Jorge. Both translations are from the same source - a 1846 publication of the 3 existing 15th century MSS. The first one by Eileen Power is the most often quoted translati...
by Vicky
Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: fire lighting
Replies: 72
Views: 17113

Ah, just found other translation - by Janet Hinson: If you want to make good tinder to light a fire with (flint and) steel, take walnut bark (or possibly flowers?) past its prime, and put in a pot of very strong lye, either whole or in pieces the size of two fingers, whichever you wish, and boil con...
by Vicky
Wed Jan 10, 2007 5:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: fire lighting
Replies: 72
Views: 17113

There are insturction on firelighting in Le Menagier De Paris (14thC), but translations of this bit vary. One of our group has tried it out with little success, but we need to translate from the original really. Eileen Powers translation: If thou would make a good kindling to light the fire with a s...
by Vicky
Thu Jan 04, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman group for school
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

Try Allectus Historical (there's a banner ad on this site) for both Roman and Saxon school days:
http://www.allectuslimited.co.uk/

Based in Bedford, so possibly pretty local (depending where in Herts!).
by Vicky
Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Recipes
Replies: 17
Views: 2918

Stir Yt well: English, 15thc, ). Oh yes, I wouldn't mind having that book back one day! :roll: Puddings: sausages (something I want to do Vicky!!!), stuffed in the morning, cooked in broth by lunchtime, lots of fillings, meat, herbs, bread etc. Doesn't surprise me - I can just see you up to your el...
by Vicky
Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Recipes
Replies: 17
Views: 2918

On the beans and pulses front - brown lentils, green lentils, white lentils, dire peas, chickpeas, borlotti beans, cannelini beans, black-eye beans and haricot beans are all to my knowledge authentic. Be careful, Phaseolus beans are New World. Stick to faba/fava beans instead which are related to t...
by Vicky
Tue Oct 10, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Recipes
Replies: 17
Views: 2918

Righty-ho - didn't like to assume. The other question is one of status - different ingredients (spices etc) are available according to your wealth. I'll assume you're wanting 'ordinary common people' - do correct me if that's wrong. There are lots of published late medieval recipe collections, inclu...
by Vicky
Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Recipes
Replies: 17
Views: 2918

Re: Recipes

amlea65 wrote:I know this is probably old hat to most of you, but I am looking for some good, fool-proof recipes that I can make around a camp fire. Fool-proof because I haven't cooked on an open fire before so I want to try some out over the off-season.
Any hints are welcome.


What period do you do? :)
by Vicky
Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sleeves
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: Sleeves

Karen Larsdatter wrote:Have you seen http://www.mathildegirlgenius.com/Docum ... leeves.pdf ?


Hmmn, and the rather heated 'critique' of it too:
http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB2/ ... hp?t=57131
by Vicky
Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Some pictures from Kelmarsh 2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1390

Excellent, thank you! Do you have any more of the WWI camp, had friends there but couldn't get to see it myself!
by Vicky
Sun Sep 03, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century - wow
Replies: 8
Views: 2145

:shock: Wow indeed!
by Vicky
Thu Aug 10, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Woollen braid for edging things?
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

I recently commissioned a few metres of hand-woven wool edging ribbon from Gina at Soper Lane. Obviously not the cheapest way of getting it, but worthwhile - perfect for the job.
by Vicky
Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 10301

There's a small group of us that definitely want to - just lack of time (and lack of kit - but we're slowly working on that part! :D )
by Vicky
Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth Medieval Village 2006
Replies: 13
Views: 2620

I'm pretty sure the buildings will be at EH's 'Festival of History' at Kelmarsh Hall in a couple of weeks.
by Vicky
Mon Jul 31, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Diary Maid/housewife reference
Replies: 9
Views: 2279

For household management, there's a French one from the 14thC - Le Menagier de Paris. There's an English translation of a fair bit of it online, but for a printed copy (out of print, I think), search for Eileen Power's translation - The Goodman of Paris. Excellent book. Not specifically dairy, but i...
by Vicky
Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cooking pots from Cressing Temple
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Google for Historic Castings.
by Vicky
Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 14th century wooden bucket with lid - who can make one?
Replies: 5
Views: 1407

These people are really good - send them the details, and I'm sure they can help - gets a bit pricey from the US (we didn't allow for the customs - ouch!), but lovely stuff.

http://www.beaverbuckets.com/
by Vicky
Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: painted and gilded badge
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

Nice one, Jorge!
by Vicky
Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Would you ?????
Replies: 31
Views: 4084

craig1459 wrote:I'd love to travel back in time and observe - can you imagine watching Agincourt or Towton?!


It would be horrific! I know I couldn't watch a battle for real! :shock:

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