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by Vicky
Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making late medieval shoes for beginners
Replies: 1
Views: 401

by Vicky
Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The medieval kirtle/gown thing
Replies: 44
Views: 5378

Alice the Huswyf wrote:HEALTH AND SAFETY WARNING*

Vicky obviously has not read you the full document.



Shhh, Alice, I'm keeping it on a strictly need-to-know basis. It'll do him good! :twisted:
by Vicky
Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Homespun Linen -V- Homespun Wool
Replies: 9
Views: 1391

m300572 wrote:Carding is always said to have been done with teasels - not sure how well it works


That's interesting. I've always thought that the teasels were used to raise the nap on woven cloth as part of the finishing process rather than for carding the unspun wool. Hmmn, I'll have to look into that.
by Vicky
Thu Jun 22, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: jesters costume
Replies: 3
Views: 985

Apologies to beat Karen to it with one of her own links pages, but have a look at:
http://www.geocities.com/karen_larsdatter/foolwear.htm
by Vicky
Mon Jun 19, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural dying
Replies: 21
Views: 2350

Nothing of interest to report from the natural dyeing demos - though Lavenham was as lovely as always! :)
by Vicky
Fri Jun 16, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural dying
Replies: 21
Views: 2350

I plan to go. Will report back if there's anything of interest!
by Vicky
Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural dying
Replies: 21
Views: 2350

Just seen that this is on tomorrow:

Event : Working with Colour
Venue : Lavenham Guildhall (in Suffolk)
Date(s) : Saturday 17 June 2006
Description : Demonstration of traditional dyeing methods
Time(s) : 11am-4pm
Price(s) : Normal admission charges apply.
by Vicky
Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Resource: Authentic and cheap methods and recipes
Replies: 77
Views: 45332

So, Jorge, do you mean things like: Sally's tips on natural dyeing with weld and madder in a washing machine. Methods of making oak gall ink, rather than using India Ink which looks and responds differently. Ways of using a breadmaker to make appropriate bread. ...and at events, the old favourite of...
by Vicky
Thu May 25, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Keeping stuff cold
Replies: 23
Views: 5086

What period are you talking about here?
by Vicky
Thu May 25, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval bread recipes
Replies: 18
Views: 3941

craig1459 wrote:Sara did her masters in crop protection so I know what you're on about :lol:


Yay, I did one of those too! :lol: But then I didn't know when to stop... :roll: :oops:
by Vicky
Thu May 25, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval bread recipes
Replies: 18
Views: 3941

For 'medieval' I wouldn't use spelt. Ordinary bread wheat is closer ( Triticum aestivum ) - and the closest you can get is probably the organic stuff as the varieties often don't have the semi-dwarfing allele in them that most high production varieties have (but even these were bred in the 1960s, so...
by Vicky
Thu May 25, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: 15th C recipes using rabbit and or hare
Replies: 6
Views: 1479

Got loads Chickun! Speak to Gavin and I at the weekend (no time right now!). We'll even have some for you to try :lol:
by Vicky
Mon May 22, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Points
Replies: 46
Views: 6075

If it's a wooden disc with holes around the edge (googled, couldn't find any images), I can safely say that I've never seen them in all my eight years in Scandinavian archaeology. When I saw one at the NLHF I thought they were a post-medieval thing as I've never seen any before. /Lena If I know wha...
by Vicky
Sun May 21, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Points
Replies: 46
Views: 6075

gregory23b wrote:I would like to say how nice John's aiglettes are, lovely, just right, I look forward to pointing them.


Absolutely - if you're up for rivetting on your own, John's are very good indeed!
by Vicky
Wed May 17, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Points
Replies: 46
Views: 6075

Gary Smedlee makes lovely points, I have some that I have borrowed off a friend, the b**ger will most likely want them back this weekend, grrr too nice. Indeed he will, Jorge! :roll: PM me if you want Gary's email - though he is likely to have a long waiting list. Likewise, I can send you Willo's c...
by Vicky
Tue May 09, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Excluding and banning traders
Replies: 72
Views: 10918

It defintitely happens Martin. Witnessed it myself this weekend (and have seen the results of previous copying too).
by Vicky
Fri May 05, 2006 7:45 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: WOTR Patterns
Replies: 9
Views: 2015

http://www.pettychapman.co.uk/

The webiste isn't very informative, but has contact details.
by Vicky
Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mirror cases
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Thanks Ness,

Yes, that's the sort I mean! I'll have a look at the link - much appreciated. If Malc does have a copy of the article, I'd be very grateful!
Vicky
by Vicky
Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mirror cases
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Mirror cases

Does anybody have any information on late medieval copper alloy mirror cases? I am specifically interested in the small (approx an inch in diameter?) ones, such as those in the Museum of London catalogues (as opposed to the larger, more ornate ivory ones). I know that they're a relatively common fin...
by Vicky
Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Martin's smoked spicy TVP
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

I made a bolognese with it last night and it was gorgeous! Even my non-veggie boyfriend likes it. :D
by Vicky
Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Martin's smoked spicy TVP
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

Martin's smoked spicy TVP

I recently bought some of Martin's smoked TVP, and it's REALLY good stuff - very tasty indeed.

Cheers Martin - thanks for taking care of us veggies too! :D
by Vicky
Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Wall mural!
Replies: 20
Views: 4745

Stunning. Absolutely gorgeous! :D
by Vicky
Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mdieval Fingerloop Braids
Replies: 26
Views: 3514

Me too! :D
by Vicky
Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hurrah! From the ashes AIPON 2
Replies: 118
Views: 16869

by Vicky
Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet points
Replies: 15
Views: 1938

Re: Doublet wrists. Points at the wrists of doublets are common, and tied so that the ends are inside the sleeve. I can't explain it very well, but have a look at the close-up of the sleeve on the St John's Altarpiece for example. http://www.wga.hu/frames-e.html?/html/m/memling/2middle1/index.html
by Vicky
Wed Mar 08, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Subtleties
Replies: 23
Views: 3050

What can I say, Jorge, my Google-fu is well-honed. I am at one with Google. Anyway, I got the evangelist subtleties Jorge made out of their box, where they sit, carefully wrapped and sprinkled with salt, in order to take a photo last night. Nearly a year after they were made and they still look grea...
by Vicky
Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:13 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Subtleties
Replies: 23
Views: 3050

I'll dig out some piccies of them all together for you Jorge - including the finished Matthew.
by Vicky
Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: needlecases
Replies: 13
Views: 2463

There is indeed a leather one int he MoL book - probably missing a lid.
by Vicky
Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Drinking Bowls
Replies: 24
Views: 4260

In the Howard Household Accounts, there is detailed information for supplying the kit to one of Howard's own ships - this includes treen drinking dishes as well as other dishes bought at the same time. There are other references to the purchasing of them but there are fewer details than the referenc...
by Vicky
Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: aiglets
Replies: 13
Views: 2556

Sorry, not about aiglets, but adding to the 'Annie is fab' crew. My gown was well worth the wait (a wait that was mostly my fault anyway) - and I'm going to be wearing it this weekend. :D Going to be in touch about some more stuff soon... Onto aiglets - I think Petty Chapman may sell machine made cy...

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