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by Jenn
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor gown lacing?
Replies: 211
Views: 21063

I would go for a seam one side and hooked on the other you can then pin the hooked side down to get a nicer line (as Bess says). If you follow the alterations that Bess suggests then you should get a more specifically 1530s looking gown - have you got the Tudor tailor yet? (or that still on the list...
by Jenn
Fri Sep 15, 2006 6:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hardest bit of kit to make ??
Replies: 62
Views: 8253

a padded jack for sheer effort - not sure
A really well fitting pair of long hose - yes but only if I loved them very much
a dress with a wheel farthingale - not if I can help it
by Jenn
Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:53 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: native american
Replies: 9
Views: 3525

are you meaning in this period or earlier / If so I would suggest contacting NFOE- their website is the same as there are quite a few people who play native people there
by Jenn
Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 6891

Morgan hubbard does a scheme like this - can't remember the web address My daughter has little latchets and a pair of bar shoes which seems to cover her for most periods made by Chris of www.pilgrimshoes.co.uk. her kids shoes cost between £10-18 which is what you'd generally be paying for a normal p...
by Jenn
Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 11290

cos my mum made me a long time ago
I like wood smoke
I look quite nice in clothes
I like men in leather boots
oh yes and am interested in the history
by Jenn
Mon Jul 24, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Tents
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

You could try Victor James - he makes most sorts of tents
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by Jenn
Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 15554

Disappointingly few of the lovely dresses with zips, kilts (one of which was the British Gas tartan) and scary corset stuff
by Jenn
Fri Jun 16, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 6891

I agree with Mary - well I would wouldn't I? It's never occured to me that you would turn out for a group in less than full kit or as near as you can- shoes/uniform borrowed/children's kit borrowed etc. You're not going to have jackets, four different hats, six aprons and so on first time either Obv...
by Jenn
Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Memory Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 4378

Or the rings that I lost in the mud the last Bath that we did
Bath was always a good event
by Jenn
Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Memory Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 4378

enticing for what?
vive la reine
by Jenn
Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Memory Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 4378

No I think you're right - sure it's 1999
Just think of the sewing/ packing the van/putting up those tents er
yes alright it was good
by Jenn
Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Memory Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 4378

Can't be any earlier than 1999 - 2000 maybe?
Love the one of milport which by all accounts very strange
Jenn
by Jenn
Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Memory Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 4378

End of 1999 - September one of those backs is mine and I think the other woman is Dennis. It looks like Toby kneeling
by Jenn
Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 6891

Tod - I don't think any of us can make Bath - but obviously Mary might know different. Our information sharing circuits are a little slower now I think if we were to get everything out of storage it should be all of us or as near that as we could manage (and we do still exist we're just a 15th cent ...
by Jenn
Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question about embroidery
Replies: 24
Views: 3988

d'oh I did know that - although I have to say I doubt it was common
by Jenn
Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:45 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question about embroidery
Replies: 24
Views: 3988

Hurrah - where did you get the info for this? is there any more info on these people? i thought things like the cschooolbook etc where produced so that people could copy the designs? Although that tends to justify what I do which is draw on the image freehand _ trying to remember to use charcoal or ...
by Jenn
Tue May 16, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century shoes - men
Replies: 23
Views: 3704

Assilimation is the only way..
by Jenn
Sun May 14, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question about embroidery
Replies: 24
Views: 3988

depends what the design is as well for early geometric blackwork I tend to count the threads for later stuff which is free had I will normally draw the design on free hand with a piece of charcoal/pencil - and there are examples of half finished ones like this
by Jenn
Sun May 14, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century pink clothing, what type of pink?
Replies: 27
Views: 4973

Pink is a very fashionable colour in the late 16th cent . That sort of decadent look that was very fashionable in the 1590s
however madder was a very popluar dye in the 15th cent (see Museum of London book - textiles and clothing for example). Madder gives you a peach colour
by Jenn
Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cheese and bacteria!
Replies: 34
Views: 6498

According to my book - The Forgotten Arts and crafts by John Seymour he says that "the curds were packed inside a metal or wooden container with holes at the side or bottom, called a chessir. Weights were used to exert pressure on the cheese and these were operated by a lever. the cheese had to be p...
by Jenn
Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What seam stitching would you recommend for footed hose?
Replies: 11
Views: 1762

when I use garters -( if I am really posh and therefore am unlikley ever to show more than an ankle - I'm afraid I have sunk to john Lewis's over the knee socks instead) anyway - I garter above and below the knee - crossing the garter over the knee itself. Is that what you mean by figure of eight?
by Jenn
Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Links and Resource Directory
Replies: 27
Views: 24722

here's another - old buttons, laces etc from Brittany
http://www.fleurdelinetboutondor.com/
if you click on the union jack the website is in english
by Jenn
Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A Bodice Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2333

Ooh that happens quite a lot - have you tried repinning the back?(fiddling) if not I'm afraid you're right it does mean recutting
by Jenn
Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: websites etc
Replies: 7
Views: 2748

Thanks
It looks great on the interactive whiteboard - don't you love a new toy?
by Jenn
Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A Bodice Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2333

I'm sorry I didn't mean to offend anyone I simply meant that often once you've put it together it is absolutely fine and to be honest if you're not too experenced then you may not understand where Debs meant the darts to be put. I didn't at first and I have been making costume for a fair while. Actu...
by Jenn
Tue Apr 11, 2006 12:05 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A Bodice Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2333

Don't you go putting darts in
to be honest i'd keep going and then fiddle as often once you've got it all sorted out it's fine
but I don't want to see any darts in May
by Jenn
Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Tailor Book and Website
Replies: 14
Views: 2978

Guthrie Ninya's book - will help you get a feel for the the whole Tudor period - people in Lowland Scotland wore more or less the same clothes as those in England at the period. Speaking in general Scottish styles were more old-fashioned than those in England and more influenced by the French than t...
by Jenn
Sun Apr 02, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 43703

Personally I do it partly for the public (otherwise it'd be FLRP wouldn't it?) Yes we spend money on our kit but that's one of those things (after all so do most hobbyists). I always feel that once you've explained what it is that you do at weekends - if the first question is hiow much do you get pa...
by Jenn
Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Slavery
Replies: 33
Views: 4768

I know it's been done at Williamsburg but I think they always make sure there are non-costumed staff about to expain/warn etc It could be done just like all the other things that we no longer find acceptable but it needs to be done carefully with plenty of fore thought (and I would say with some exp...
by Jenn
Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: websites etc
Replies: 7
Views: 2748

websites etc

I am teaching the Vikings to my class soon and I would like them to be able to look at some appropriate website - clearly I be showing them BBC sites but I wondered if you knew of any others?