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by Jenn
Wed Dec 24, 2008 4:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rosaries, Crucifix and Cross Pendants
Replies: 29
Views: 3552

Essentially the two big themes in medieval jewellery are religion and love http://www.vam.ac.uk/images/image/47183-popup.html - certainly shows that the wearing of jewellery of basically deventional purposes happened. http://collections.vam.ac.uk/objectid/O17851 the only rosary to survive the reform...
by Jenn
Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kidney pouch fittings?
Replies: 30
Views: 6004

Looking at dress accessories on p350 lists of purses/pouches which are very much like kidney pouches although it doesn't use that term; illustrations on page 351 (some nice pictures of the mounts too and on pg 357 the purse frame It does state that they don't come into the archaeological record unti...
by Jenn
Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 11557

well it depends who you are as regards names - if you are Irish and obviously so it's a bit daft to deny it so ..an irish name might be good but then you'd need to know why you're there too.
by Jenn
Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 11557

Annis I'd go for a white (as fine as you can linen) partlet. Look at the walking lady by Holbein (there's a link on the kentwellies site) - this is about the level you should be aiming at - and no train) To be honest I'm not sure whether you really have to black work either it's not as evident (alth...
by Jenn
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What to give for New Year, 1526!
Replies: 85
Views: 11557

yup 1535 I was hoping it would be earlier but ho hum
yes lidi you're right there was a bit of a shirt cross over at about the time you've picked out.
by Jenn
Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 21640

Just tell them it's more English you'll be fine!
by Jenn
Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Financial aid for business's ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3197

try this website for benefits and tax credits etc it's quite helpful as to what you're eligible for etc
www.entitledto.co.uk
by Jenn
Tue Oct 07, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoint
Replies: 15
Views: 1846

I live to serve..
by Jenn
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoint
Replies: 15
Views: 1846

why have this coversation in person
right we're all agreed then
by Jenn
Mon Oct 06, 2008 2:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 21640

Well they certainly wore to indicate mourning in the 16th cent - for example Queen Elizabeth mourning where the mourners were dressed in black.
I shall have to look up the 15th cent..
by Jenn
Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoint
Replies: 15
Views: 1846

As I understand it - there isn't really (am of course prepared to be shouted down on this but looking at my pictures etc). Wasn't term a WC one? Hose should in general (because I just know someone will find a picture showing something different) be laced to a doublet about 10-15cm below your waist a...
by Jenn
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Black colour begone! - A little help please
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

yes but all his stuff is black so my point still stands - besides there are so many other fun ways
Magic goblet anyone?
by Jenn
Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Black colour begone! - A little help please
Replies: 10
Views: 1923

I would agree
it's having every piece of kit in black .. that would be unacceptable (with the usual caveats for the persona you are portraying - yes there are always some exceptions etc etc)besides most of your kit is respectable so I see no problem with you having black hose to be honest.
by Jenn
Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 26602

Absolutely much though foxes tails pain me I'd rather people wore them if it's a choice than..as Ghost says.
So how about positive recognition of groups which keep their camp looking presentable for the whole time and that includes all of the people that they state are attending the event.
by Jenn
Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Kids Activities
Replies: 7
Views: 1404

What about some sort of fishing game? Pin the tail on the donkey Push penny games.. Treasure hunt.. biggest bucket (or a tin bath if you can find it) of sand with lolly sticks stuck into it with coloured tape - red, green, yellow - the rarest colour gets a prize Battle ships? prizes - bananas or ora...
by Jenn
Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Problems with 81 year old fashion victims!
Replies: 13
Views: 1872

As far as I'm aware men wore footed hose at the period mentioned. From about mid 14th cent the hose could be attached to a doublet - so I think that's up to you and him really. Silk is certainly worth thinking about - and then a long gown for warmth and looking impressive?
by Jenn
Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dyeing with madder.
Replies: 17
Views: 1850

Right Mab so you need to take your dyeing to an event (with a container that can be seen) or find a garden
Do you know my landlord wasn't that keen when I suggested a fire pit in my living room so I could cook
by Jenn
Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hopefully, a simple question on seams!
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

Nothing would have made us warm this easter - not even my gown was warm and it is boiling normally ..abolutely Annie dress, coat but this goes back to my point that we've got used to wearing not enough clothes and the whole Kentwell petticoat compromise was a way of ensuring that everyone wore and l...
by Jenn
Thu Jul 31, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hopefully, a simple question on seams!
Replies: 10
Views: 1585

I think we probably line too much- look the museum of london book on material finds from the 14/15 cent for example however it can be difficult getting fabric heavy enough. I'm with Annie on what our dresses should look like (and I suspect the unslightly gap was simply covered up with an apron a lot...
by Jenn
Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:08 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 21640

Since most images (yes I know you've found lots of exceptions guys - how many are saints btw since that pretty much negates their use for the same reason as Elizabeth didn't have her head covered in most of her portraits but Our Lady would have) are of people wearing hats and there are indeed lots o...
by Jenn
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 21640

Dave unless I've missed something bishops then as now are men - not the point. St Paul (as I'm sure you recall) asks women to cover their hair and it's women and their wicked wiles that he and christian church have tended to be more fussed about anyway. Men except for convention sake can do what the...
by Jenn
Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 21640

Fox - it was interest rather than anything else that caused me to ask .. there is of course St paul's letter to the corinthians which is the key new testament basis for head covering. With the exception of our Lady (and St Anne in specific contexts) you very rarely see an image of an adult woman wit...
by Jenn
Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 21640

I think Jorge's point is true - yes people did until very recently simply wear more clothes. There are consistent photos of people taken unawares of them doing just that dating from the 1880s on - think of all that film footage of the 1920s and the 1930s in colour - that appears in tv. The people in...
by Jenn
Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 21640

Re-enactorism - I took it be something that we showing or telling gave the impression to the public was common/happened when the evidence appears to suggest it doesn't. Potboy - nope you're right I simply couldn't think of an easily understood medieval term off the top my head..spitboy? Er My origin...
by Jenn
Wed Jul 23, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 21640

underwear - anything less than a doublet (man) only one layer over the smock for a woman I'm with Jorge on that - but it also depends on who you are If you're the Cook - then your doublet should be on because if there is a younger man/boy/woman to do the lifting/carrying/chopping for you(or at at le...
by Jenn
Wed Jul 23, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 21640

i refer to my post about who and when you are.. apart from in the beer tent (dave) Not wearing enough clothes.. women should be wearing at least two layers and probably a jacket No walking around in underwear - gentlemen unless you are actually a potboy or actually working in the fields Oh that does...
by Jenn
Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 21640

Absolutely however the foxtails? the black shirts? the bits of kit so out of period they could only have been given to you by your time travelling half-elf fairy god mother and you're only wearing 'cos you think they look cool. And so much stuff (and please don't make fun of me this time) hanging of...
by Jenn
Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 21640

Sorry to drag this back to colours for a moment..but there's also the sumptuary laws which whilst they whilst they do seem to have been broken often did forbid the wearing of darker colours for the lower orders even dyeing naturally darker wools with woad etc... This would seem to add weight to the ...
by Jenn
Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 21640

The darker the colour the harder it is the maintain that colour hence why black is generally given as the most expensive colour although there is also kermes (red purple too but I wouldn't advise most people to be wearing that since it's associated with the church) - is possible to achieve. Looking ...
by Jenn
Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 21640

That's a good argument but to do that you have to carry it through - if you are going to be dressed according to fashions of your youth - as there is fairly good evidence people did (for example numerous funeral brasses) then you need to carry it through. There is less evidence from paintings or bra...

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