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by guthrie
Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Labyrinth by Kate Mosse
Replies: 9
Views: 2772

Annis wrote:I've never read any of his books, and I've never planned to.

Good for you. I suggest reading at least one of them in a few years, to see what all the fuss was about, and how to write badly.
by guthrie
Wed Aug 16, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's the history of history?
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

On the other hand, I understand that the collection of information, its collation and the use of references to previous works and evidence, as well as some interpretation and attempting to see the big picture, started in the time of the enlightenmnet, what with Gibbon and some scottish bloke who i r...
by guthrie
Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:39 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What's the history of history?
Replies: 6
Views: 1785

Herodotus was called the father of history, and he was around int he ummmm, 2nd century BC or something. I think a concern with history, with facts and dates and exactly what happened, with as little influence from the person doing the investigation, is more something of the past couple of hundred y...
by guthrie
Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Clothing or costume ??????
Replies: 38
Views: 5294

...and here's the bummer! The more you find out the less you realise you know. Can we even say that we have decent records for the past 150-200 years? I think we can, there are enough actual clothes and pictures and photographs to say that we have a good idea of what most clothes were like, and whe...
by guthrie
Fri Aug 11, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Clothing or costume ??????
Replies: 38
Views: 5294

I happen to be a black belt at googling, but theres times when i cant be bothered, I am afraid. I was hoping that some expert on here would come up wtih an informative essay on it without me having ot do anything...
by guthrie
Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Clothing or costume ??????
Replies: 38
Views: 5294

HHmmmmmmmmmm.
I must have a look in my books. I dont think I have much that illustrates the period in colour.

So what is a Banyan?
by guthrie
Fri Aug 11, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Clothing or costume ??????
Replies: 38
Views: 5294

Banyans?

I'm thinking of buying some silk, and making a dressing gown using the long 14th century gowns as a pattern. What does that make it?
by guthrie
Fri Aug 11, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Please get your e(n)tymology right OOPS
Replies: 42
Views: 5928

I thought goffering irons were the wee poker like things with their stands, used to shape starched things, so I have trouble seeing how you get a cross hatched pattern. Or maybe used to shape non starched things, I'm not too sure, my costume knowledge is minimal outside kilts and the medieval period...
by guthrie
Thu Aug 10, 2006 4:49 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Post office alternatives
Replies: 14
Views: 4319

Dont worry, once they've privatised all of it, the only difference will be that there will be an extra excuse for not delivering stuff- namely you put the wrong companies stamps on it or put it in the wrong post box. And the postage price will be even higher than it is already.
by guthrie
Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 14976

I've just been informed by a friend who is a grandmother and likes children that if your teenager isnt rebelling against something your doing, like re-enacting, theres something wrong. So maybe you shoudl just lock him in the shed when you go away for the weekend, or leave him at his grandparents/ f...
by guthrie
Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Please get your e(n)tymology right OOPS
Replies: 42
Views: 5928

reenectors- not only are we pedants, we're well armed and armoured pedants!
by guthrie
Wed Aug 09, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 14976

Mmm! Anyone tried to force a 12 year old going-on-20, who is as tall as me and built like a brick outhouse to match, into mediaeval kit when he doesn't want to? Come to think of it, anyone got any hints or tips to try and get 12 year olds into kit without resorting to monetary bribery?! About the o...
by guthrie
Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felt hunters hats
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

I think you will be able to buy one there: m IIRC, the crafty beggars usually have some for sale, they hand make them as living history. (Assuming i havnt got the name mixed up with someone else) Failing that, I can lend you a coif, or you can make one yourself, all you need is needle, thread, and m...
by guthrie
Tue Aug 08, 2006 9:25 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Lanark Medieval Festival
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

First I've heard of this viscious rumour. So how did it start then?
by guthrie
Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57351

No
I did find back then that she could communicate by PM easily enough. You could try that.
by guthrie
Thu Aug 03, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I need help dating pictures!
Replies: 13
Views: 1769

I knew it was later 15th century, I've seen it before somewhere, but Sally ahs saved me trying to find it.

You know you do re-enacting and are interested in old buildings when you go "nice fireplace" when you see pictures like that.
by guthrie
Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making Hose
Replies: 10
Views: 1466

*smacks 23b with a wet kipper*
by guthrie
Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: please dont hurt me
Replies: 10
Views: 2087

Oh really? Do you know him personally?
by guthrie
Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: please dont hurt me
Replies: 10
Views: 2087

The black company killed frodo at Berkeley at the weekend.
by guthrie
Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felted wool - restretching
Replies: 19
Views: 2636

The hat you might be thinking of was bought, and isnt particularly rigid. I could probably rustle up a patter off it easily enough though, and I made a 2nd coif this year, so I am aware of how my head is shaped. Don tknow about anyone elses though.
by guthrie
Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felted wool - restretching
Replies: 19
Views: 2636

Ahh, right. Thanks. Being back up in Scotland means that i dont get to meet many people and am out of touch with what goes on.
by guthrie
Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felted wool - restretching
Replies: 19
Views: 2636

I do? Not as far as I recall. Especially not for a fez, though a friend of mine has a fez that i could borrow i suppose.
by guthrie
Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felted wool - restretching
Replies: 19
Views: 2636

Cherry red? Maybe...

Sophia- I usually gety fabric from Dave Rushworth, who is Stuart Peachy?
And I thought LIndy Pickard was doing stuff with linen, last I saw, but havnt seen her at Tewkesbury for 2 or 3 years.
by guthrie
Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felted wool - restretching
Replies: 19
Views: 2636

Sorry. Buy you some wool at Berkeley?

Maybe next time just hot wash it.
Mind you, now you can make a felt hat.
by guthrie
Wed Jul 26, 2006 5:52 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Portable Wooden Forge
Replies: 23
Views: 4042

For bellows, I understand that this chap has written a wee article about them, and knows a lot about stuff: m I myself am getting them made bya jack of all trades up here in edinburgh, who apparently has made bellows before. Failing that, there will be people at Berkeley who have bellows of some kin...
by guthrie
Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:29 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Portable Wooden Forge
Replies: 23
Views: 4042

Yes, its the ferres I'm thinking of. NOt sure I've seen the SAvilles forge though.
by guthrie
Wed Jul 26, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Portable Wooden Forge
Replies: 23
Views: 4042

Dave Moss? Who's he?
I've seen the people, whose name I can never remember, (Though I'd recognise them easily enough) at Fed events who have a portable forge. Double action bellows as well IIRC.
by guthrie
Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Would you ?????
Replies: 31
Views: 4345

I think many of us would like to go back, and take lots of nice colour photos of clothing, castles, weapons practise etc. But I know no-one who really wants to live back then.
by guthrie
Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Tailor Book and Website
Replies: 14
Views: 2822

Got my copy just before Tewkesbury, Jenn. It looks good, clear to read, etc. Of couse I wont have time to try and make anything out of it until October, but after that, who knows...
by guthrie
Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7675

"Timeline" was a novel by Michael Crichton that was made into a film a few years ago. Apparently many re-enactors went to see it for the comedy value.

(And dont get me started on how rubbish Crichton is these days)