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by Jenn
Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 22075

Absolutely loads changes in terms of the fashion in that period - and to be honest given that people who do WOTR tend to portray the slightly better off ranks of society most people (including me you understand) should have more than one outfit - depending on when in that period we are supposed to b...
by Jenn
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who used paper and who could read middle English
Replies: 20
Views: 4843

It is much easier to learn to read than it is to write it is only in modern times that we have have come to put the the two together. In general for every person who could read they could and would spread the information out to large number of people (or at least every one with in earshot since it i...
by Jenn
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 27071

well that's one down..
by Jenn
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tewksbury pics ...
Replies: 18
Views: 3134

Yup you're looking really heroic there!
None of me but that's lucky since the helmet i borrowed to go on the field was slightly too small and wasn't I would say my best look.
by Jenn
Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 27071

Sadly Dave often the people who take their clothes off are the ones that you don't want to!
by Jenn
Fri Jul 18, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 27071

Most medieval people didn't have fox tails on their belts - or else writers would never stop complaining about it; you'd get mention of buying them in household accounts and whilst Jorge is right about not being able to use pictorial sources as your sole source - if it was common then they're be pic...
by Jenn
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 25th Tewkers Pics
Replies: 4
Views: 1108

Is that 'cos one of them is of you?
No very nice
by Jenn
Thu Jun 12, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Real Fur wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2304

I fyou go and talk to charity shops in your area - they won't have fur coats on sale but they may be given them as donations. They are often pleased to get rid of the fur if you explain what is that you want it for and what you're going to do with it - then offer to give a donation. I got a fur coat...
by Jenn
Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17481

What I meant was by that often by taking their children's disney type interest in castle/knights (and yours at 8 was much more advanced?) Their parents/carers have chosen to visit a heritage site run by someone like EH/national trust who have a remit as previously mentioned to present historical top...
by Jenn
Mon Jun 09, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17481

Surely the very fact that the public are there at all does mean that they have interest in learning something about the period or else they would be elsewhere. We, therefore, have a responsiblity to them to get it as right as we can given all the constraints mentioned. I never fight - because I alwa...
by Jenn
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Elizabethan hat suppliers
Replies: 9
Views: 1756

Annie the Pedlar is also worth talking to as if she can't do it she can normally pass you onto the right person -
by Jenn
Thu May 29, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor suppliers
Replies: 27
Views: 2470

How are you getting on?
by Jenn
Wed May 28, 2008 5:52 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Skinner's Horse
Replies: 13
Views: 2068

we saw you at Audley End on monday - impressed by you still doing the gymkhana despite the weather.
by Jenn
Thu May 22, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Stockings...
Replies: 39
Views: 7564

fingers crossed for better weather this year Annis at RAF ramsey event last year I only took my wellies off for the actual parade. And my sister pretty much wears her wellies for all forties events (normally with ankle socks!) Jim - working on a different aesthetic remember? And you'd wear what you ...
by Jenn
Wed May 21, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Stockings...
Replies: 39
Views: 7564

Here here Kate - lisle is the way to go for uncertain weather and camping!
you're definitely under 30 Annis so ankle socks are also a goer so two practical options there
Buy a nice pair of nylons and save them for the evening in the pub/concert on the Friday night maybe?
by Jenn
Wed May 21, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Stockings...
Replies: 39
Views: 7564

Annis If you're going to wear stockings you need a suspender belt really - hold ups are a pain and besides the under wear as you know helps to give you the right shape. You really can get them pretty cheaply - look for the girdle kind if possible - a nice shop for the more mature lady is often a goo...
by Jenn
Wed May 14, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tinderbox or not
Replies: 7
Views: 1917

Simon
Miel
posts on here regularly if you do a search you should come across his contact details. He is doing the Oyster fair which is just down the road from you next month as well!
by Jenn
Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pilgrimage Badge - Gloucester Cathedral/Edward II tomb
Replies: 12
Views: 2508

The English didn't kill kings often and when they did they felt really bad about it so Edward the second's tomb was important.
Pilgrims could also visit the Abbey of Hailes (about three miles away) which had some of Christ's blood
and then on to Hereford to go to the tomb of Thomas Cantilupe.
by Jenn
Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Position of sleeve seams - along the inner or outer arm?
Replies: 8
Views: 1582

yup but only if I can use the other bolelyn girl as my sole reference for Tudor clothes
hmm green polyester
by Jenn
Tue Dec 04, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wanted joined hose pattern
Replies: 32
Views: 3906

she also sells patterns including one for hose- she certainly had at the TORM although its not yet on her website
might be worth contacting her and asking though
http://www.kissthefrog.co.uk
by Jenn
Mon Aug 20, 2007 8:26 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII newbie help
Replies: 12
Views: 2482

Well talk to them at high summer - you could make a dress but you may be able to pick something up - there are a few nice shops in Norfolk Have a look in markets/charity shops - you can sometimes pick stockings and pinnies. Can you knit/do you know anyone who can - as if you do - get started on that...
by Jenn
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII newbie help
Replies: 12
Views: 2482

What have you got already? - don't need a fantastic amount of stuff to be wvs - people may be prepared to lend - ask on the kentwellies forum - quite a few of the 1940s types use that. Who are you already in contact with. Surely most of the actual kentwellies know you already??
by Jenn
Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:13 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII newbie help
Replies: 12
Views: 2482

Annis - are you coming to the october event? or Do you plan to start next year?
If so you should come to October event as a punter and have a chat to us all as a punter - what were you planning to come as?
by Jenn
Wed Jul 11, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Square Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 5130

I think what Cleggy meant was that Vic has evidence ( and will believe you me ) tell you at length if you ask - him the sources for his evidence - for the different types of tents are. He's at Shugborough this weekend I know but he doesn't do internet so you'd either have to call him or speak to him...
by Jenn
Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kentwell - Lidimy exists!
Replies: 27
Views: 3064

I saw you and Sara outside but we were all packed up and ready to go - II thought I had saw both of you during the event but having seen Vikki from Bucks the day before I thought I was imagining things! Did you see me? i was gentry with a huge black hat - and a small gilr a red and gold silk gown - ...
by Jenn
Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 56056

I have been to quite a few forties events where you often get MOPS turning up wearing er interesting interpretations of period clothing or Nazi regalia at an event where it is not appropriate they have been asked politely to wear a large, flourescent visitors badge . 99% of people are quite happy to...
by Jenn
Sun May 13, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: tabs on a bodice
Replies: 7
Views: 2035

Waistcoat would work then - there's a pattern for it in the tudor tailor.
There's a guide to scale patterns from the book up here http://www.tudortailor.com/making.htm
by Jenn
Sun May 13, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Snack/lunch in the fields food?
Replies: 27
Views: 5020

Need to think about what's seasonal as well - apples for example are not in season during the summer. Culpeper says of apples that they should "only be eaten after or between meals, or for supper. They are very proper for hot and bilious stomachs, but not to the cold, moist and flatulent" ...
by Jenn
Sun May 13, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: tabs on a bodice
Replies: 7
Views: 2035

As she says - fashion for lower status women and those in the sticks changes an awful lot slower than fashionable higher status people. However the vital details are - when in the 16th and when in the 17th? Because if it's relatively late in the 16th say - anytime after the 1570s why not make a real...
by Jenn
Sun May 13, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: tabs on a bodice
Replies: 7
Views: 2035

As she says - fashion for lower status women and those in the sticks changes an awful lot slower than fashionable higher status people. However the vital details are - when in the 16th and when in the 17th? Because if it's relatively late in the 16th say - anytime after the 1570s why not make a real...

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