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by guthrie
Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Could anyone tell me about this please?
Replies: 19
Views: 2435

Tuppence- please post a pic when your done. Can you reccmoend any sources of pictures/ info on actual fabrics used for these posh gowns?
by guthrie
Thu Nov 23, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 16th Century birds and bees...
Replies: 37
Views: 5506

a carefully restricted google search (Restricted so as to avoid all the dodgy websites) produced nothing much at all. Some references to books and academic papers, but nothing available online. Have you tried your local library? They should be able to order in books that they dont have themselves. T...
by guthrie
Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Could anyone tell me about this please?
Replies: 19
Views: 2435

WEll, I'd say it definitely loks like a "Posh dublet for larp" as the title goes. I dont think so much of it for 15th century, although I could be wrong, not being totally up to speed on the complexities of posh kit.
by guthrie
Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help. Tailors Forms
Replies: 14
Views: 2518

Yes thanks, sorry I've been a bit slow in answering. I just need to get hold of Tony, and see if he can make anyting of it, I assume you are sure that it is veg tanned. (If it is, I understand that liquid from a finger wetted with saliva will soak into it.)
by guthrie
Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help. Tailors Forms
Replies: 14
Views: 2518

Its a kind of online swap shop kind of thing. Never used it, just read about it. If you have something you dont want but has years of life left in it, eg a sofa, you can find someone else who wants it. Try googling for it.
by guthrie
Mon Nov 13, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Amulet, Talisman, Trinket
Replies: 9
Views: 2149

There were various carved knots etc upon Pictish crosses and a bunch of other things vaguely "Celtic" in the British isles. And brooches with zoomorphic heads have been found, but I am afraid I cant find anything specific about amulets exactly in my small bunch of books on "the celts".
by guthrie
Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18730

OOPs, so he is, I didnt read all that well down at the bottom of the post.
by guthrie
Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 18730

Hang on, whaat makes you call convinced that he is German, apart from the linking to a Czeck armourer?
by guthrie
Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Tudor Housewife
Replies: 18
Views: 3331

I love second hand bookshops! theyre great! and you can get some good history books for low, low prices! Annis x You must have found some good ones. I've located on in Edinburgh that charges double what I would like to pay, and even the decent bookshops I know of are creeping up in price. Not to me...
by guthrie
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:08 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Fishing (for the dead)
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

Thats right, its most likely a form of crow. It looks like one and its in teh Osprey book I have.
by guthrie
Sun Nov 05, 2006 1:22 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Fishing (for the dead)
Replies: 8
Views: 1757

I hadnt heard of it until I read such books as the Osprey book on medieval siege warfar and "sieges of the middle ages" by Philip Warner. Or in other words, it did exist, was well used, though probably more towards the 1100 to 1300 period than later, its just that it has not taken off very much in m...
by guthrie
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:39 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Blokes in skirts
Replies: 18
Views: 3493

I dont know- did they change from the upright loom to the horizontal one at that time?
by guthrie
Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Blokes in skirts
Replies: 18
Views: 3493

I was talking to a retired curator/ researcher of cloth and suchlike from the MUseum of Scotland, last year, and she said that they reckoned plaids etc came about in the late 14th/ early 15th century, (Certainly no earlier) partly as a result of the socio-economic chnages occuring in that period. Un...
by guthrie
Tue Oct 24, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help with Tunic - Mid 13th C
Replies: 13
Views: 1439

That happens to be the timeline of the biggest re-enactments in Scotland, ie Lanark and Bannockburn. Its a shame we cant get enough English to come north.....
by guthrie
Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help with Tunic - Mid 13th C
Replies: 13
Views: 1439

Take some time to browse through the threads on here and on the 11 to 1500 forum. Use the search facility up on the top left corner of this page. As I'm sure everyone else has said, "the medieval tailors assistant" is quite helpful. Also, I'm rather shuffed that I have found this: http://www.nls.uk/...
by guthrie
Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: rust
Replies: 8
Views: 2674

If the mods could move this somewhere more appropriate please, so it gets mroe coverage. I dont know about you, but most of us just leave stuff somewhere after its wet, somewhere nice and damp and warm. If it has a rust proof coating, just sand it off, assuming it isnt toxic as a fine dust. Even bet...
by guthrie
Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Getting yourself known
Replies: 10
Views: 2390

Lord High Everything Esle wrote:Whew, I'm glad you did not include me in that list.
OOps, sorry- consider yourself added to the list.
by guthrie
Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:46 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Armed Man: A Mass for Peace - Karl Jenkins
Replies: 5
Views: 3354

You can buy it in any old music shop, I forget where I go tmine. Its good as well.
by guthrie
Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Getting yourself known
Replies: 10
Views: 2390

Being an attention whore like Martin Cowley or Mr Smith helps. I mean that in a nice way, obviously. This involves getting involved in everything going, posting threads asking about stuff related to what you make, etc, as Sally has suggested. You can also post up threads in the buy/ sell section sho...
by guthrie
Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: picts
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

Yes, its because there is not a great deal of decisive evidence, and so people like to project what they think onto the Picts, rather than what evidence we have, and since the evidence is often not very clear, "This seems possible..." becomes "Of course they did it this way". Try reading up on the "...
by guthrie
Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Book Help!!
Replies: 62
Views: 13242

Oh, well I dont know the precise naming convention in Tudor England, so carry on. Personally I sometimes call somone 1, or B, or bob, until I know what i want to call them, but each to his/ her own.
by guthrie
Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Book Help!!
Replies: 62
Views: 13242

“Ahh!” he sighed, “such a beauteous sight for the eyes! Like an angel sent down from heaven” he breathed, but it was said load enough for Constance to smile at as she headed towards him. That should be "loud" obviously. And the "he sighed" and "he breathed" in teh same sentence like that are clunky...
by guthrie
Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: picts
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

I have a more up to date book called "The picts and the Scots at War", by Nick Aitchison. I havn't read all of it, but it does seem more up to date than the Opsrey book.
by guthrie
Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: picts
Replies: 10
Views: 1796

You should read the Historic Scotland books, I have most of the relevant ones so could lend them. Then the Scottish history section of the central library has some relevant books. As for Osprey, I have no idea. Some of their illustrators arent very good. The problem with the Picts is that we dont ha...
by guthrie
Thu Oct 12, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: General History
Topic: erm... is this what I think it is?
Replies: 7
Views: 1993

I woudl want to examine it in person. The swords I saw recently in the burrell ddi look very like it, yet were more pitted, and the surface of this sword also looks very black. So I really cant tell, but would not buy anything claiming to be what it is off e-bay.
by guthrie
Mon Oct 09, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Hurdy Gurdies
Replies: 6
Views: 2014

I'm sure I;ve seen a make it yourself kit for 2 or 300 pounds, and you can buy a second hand one for under a thousand, or even a new one for less than a thousand, especially if its one of thoes eastern european ones.
by guthrie
Tue Oct 03, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (WOTR ~1485)
Replies: 32
Views: 4987

Ok, there you go, I dont know enough about 1100 kit. Maybe I shall go and learn more....
by guthrie
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric Suppliers
Replies: 64
Views: 62548

DAve Rushworth, as Petty Chapman:

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

Has a reasonable selection, knows what he's talking about, helpful etc.
by guthrie
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (WOTR ~1485)
Replies: 32
Views: 4987

Can you make out if the top is of one piece of metal, with the brim tacked on round the edge, or if the top rounded bit is made of, say 4 pieces of metal with the brim attached on to it?
by guthrie
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (Armed Pilgrim~1285)
Replies: 12
Views: 2085

What kind of helmet did a sergeant wear? And are you sure you arent taking on too much? Trying for 3 wildly differing periods shows to me a commendable enthusiasm coupled with wild exageration of capabilities. It'll take you long enough to learn to fight with a bill, let along a spear, sword, shield...