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by Jenn
Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 17345

Re: Where do you attach your points?

This page explains the grande assiette nicely
http://www.cottesimple.com/index.html
by Jenn
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:06 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where do you attach your points?
Replies: 122
Views: 17345

Re: Where do you attach your points?

Depends on the date too the later the you go in the 15th cent the higher the waist gets therefore the more able the hose are to support themselves
http://www.tudortailor.com/bookshoptks.htm
The King's Servant by Caroline Johnson covers from Bosworth to 1509 and gives some pretty good info on this
by Jenn
Sun Feb 14, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15th Century pouches and bags
Replies: 35
Views: 10716

Re: 15th Century pouches and bags

Baskets are the thing for general carrying about - lots can be hidden in one too I recommend making little linen bags for concealling things that you want to hand but don't want seen http://www.anniethepedlar.com/ - could probably help and knows what's she's talking about They seem to have been ofte...
by Jenn
Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4481

Re: Noble hats

well you might want to look at this book then once you've sold the other one
http://www.tudortailor.com/index.htm
by Jenn
Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4481

Re: Noble hats

All the details of this book were on the previous thread where you asked about costume and Alice made some helpful suggestions - it's really good book to start from. Obviously you need also to do some research so you know what to make/and out of what etc but it'll get you most of the way there with ...
by Jenn
Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fur yes or no???
Replies: 67
Views: 8708

Re: Fur yes or no???

Alice has given you some excellent suggestions there in terms of books. I really suggest, if you possibily can, you buy at least the medieval tailor as it will help you with patterns and construction etc and help you get your eye in, in terms of shape once you've done this it will help you filter ev...
by Jenn
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Literacy during the Middle Ages
Replies: 26
Views: 5054

Re: Literacy during the Middle Ages

I would love to know which modern literature this ! It is first much easier to learn to read than to write and a modern idea that you must do both together (and why is it expensive -? you surely just need a literate person and some resources- these can of course be infinite be could be a stick and s...
by Jenn
Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval chequerboards and jetons
Replies: 16
Views: 2875

Re: Medieval chequerboards and jetons

Are we talking playing or counting? I did some research on counting awhile ago.. this page http://www.mernick.org.uk//jettons.htm is quite good There's also the token society http://www.tokensociety.org.uk/topics/jettons.shtml which has references on their pages if you look and I suspect would be in...
by Jenn
Sun Oct 11, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Modern version of "camlet"?
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

Re: Modern version of "camlet"?

In the King' Servants by Caroline Johnson - which is talking about the period you're interested in says on pg 11 " For some servants of middling rank, the half silk fabrics Camlet and silk de Bruges were used. Only the warp threads of these were silk, but they were so closely spaced that the we...
by Jenn
Mon Jul 27, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pondering the idea of Period Tents once more
Replies: 30
Views: 7982

Given where you live I think Vic is your best option (no postage or pick up problems after all or costs and that does add quite a bit). He sometimes has tents that people have ordered but for one reason or another can't go through with the sale - why not give him a call and see if there's anything l...
by Jenn
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Seam placements - 15thC
Replies: 15
Views: 2965

We are not all at Kelmarsh I would make an over kirtle - a useful term to describe the outer garment ( I think they may well have called it a gown) The later in the 15th cent it gets the more fitting it gets following the kirtles..so how fitting is your kirtle? This will dictate how fitting your ove...
by Jenn
Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Vikings vs Aliens.
Replies: 15
Views: 1792

Wow. When does it come out I want to see it. I mean I really do.
by Jenn
Fri Apr 17, 2009 5:40 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Night March to Nairn
Replies: 14
Views: 5803

Nice photos - Are the people who didn't make it for the whole march ok?
I can see you and Dave and Paul though..
by Jenn
Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: brass aiglets
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

oops sorry Lucy didn't mean to forget you!
by Jenn
Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: brass aiglets
Replies: 5
Views: 1584

by Jenn
Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:01 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Night March to Nairn
Replies: 14
Views: 5803

Ali took some nice photos - looked lovely.
by Jenn
Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Are these shoes ok?
Replies: 59
Views: 9132

I assume from your your post that you're a woman? Is that right? In which case you may wish (and indeed at many events would be expected to do so) to have female kit as well as male kit - so you would probably need two pairs of shoes. For many years when I was a student etc I got round the shoe and ...
by Jenn
Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 18223

well it's prettier than some of the other things
Haven't you seen the belly dancers at Tewkesbury?
by Jenn
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 18223

That's a nasty thought..yuck. although there a few kings that would be a good look for!
by Jenn
Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 18223

I am relieved to find the king
http://www.costumerating.com/index.php?i=96
by Jenn
Sun Feb 08, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Strykland Muster Roll 1459
Replies: 48
Views: 8762

yes but are most of the men on the muster peasants - however you're defining that?
Footmen for example are servants in big households (and paid fairly well)
If they're named then they're mostly tax payers and therefore yeoman and relatively well off
by Jenn
Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Upper class life in the 15th century - why bother?
Replies: 29
Views: 3783

Spoilsport Marcus - Henchmen were exempt from sumptary laws in the later 15th cent so you could probably be rather splendid if you liked
by Jenn
Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Upper class life in the 15th century - why bother?
Replies: 29
Views: 3783

During the day only -servants that is! (and besides they did say thank you) For medieval people of rank this was particuarly important as their servants were often of the same social rank or only slightly below -arrogance was never thought of as a virtue then or now. Marcus I know what you mean but ...
by Jenn
Sun Jan 25, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Upper class life in the 15th century - why bother?
Replies: 29
Views: 3783

Yup it's the servants that make all the difference - doors open, chairs appear if you wish to sit down, a drink at your elbow. And the real key is looking as though you expect it to happen!
by Jenn
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3599

Annis Look how this lady this the great hat has her dress fastened
http://www.uvm.edu/~hag/sca/tudor/1532woman.jpg
by Jenn
Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Side lacing
Replies: 34
Views: 3599

Ah that's why I was feeling a bit pathethic because I've got the stage of sketching what I want on paper - checking it was okay and thinking about colours etc but no further! However I think maybe I'd better make other people's first before mine..
by Jenn
Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rosaries, Crucifix and Cross Pendants
Replies: 29
Views: 3608

There are crosses from the period see British museum collection for example or museum of london collection http://www.museumoflondonprints.com/image.php?id=59519&idx=0&fromsearch=true certainly described as a pendant yes it would be a matter of interpretation where you wore it but round the ...
by Jenn
Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rosaries, Crucifix and Cross Pendants
Replies: 29
Views: 3608

there is that that's why I excluded pictures of saints or pictures that are speciffically allergotical - these are portraits. the evidence of portraits combined with actual finds would seem to indicate that high status women were wearing crosses round their necks -as I said the notes attached to the...
by Jenn
Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rosaries, Crucifix and Cross Pendants
Replies: 29
Views: 3608

This is a portrait with a woman wearing a cross for example http://www.wga.hu/art/c/christus/2/isabel.jpg dated around 1457 It certainly looks like a cross that the young girl is wearing round her neck in this picture 1476-79 http://www.wga.hu/art/g/goes/portinar/right4.jpg the cross on this portrai...
by Jenn
Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rosaries, Crucifix and Cross Pendants
Replies: 29
Views: 3608

There is certainly little evidence of common people wearing cross pendants before the 16th century which maybe what your wife was thinking of however if you are high status then there is evidence. For example the Clare cross - that's Clare in Suffolk so nice and English too(mid 15th cent - sorry can...

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