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by Tuppence
Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 2 Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2341

Slightly - not sure can describe - but am guessing the average jo bloggs couldn't tell, given the "wa's wool?" questions I get asked at shows
by Tuppence
Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: The Forme of Cury
Replies: 19
Views: 5598

make that a doon sooth thing

what's pobs??
by Tuppence
Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet Fastenings HELP!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 4133

the appalling levels it reached over the week-end.


come to think of it, me too...
by Tuppence
Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet Fastenings HELP!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 4133

Thanks the lord, had me worried too!!! never meant to offend, but as I said it is one of my bugbears ditto As I said, though, if not for re-enactment then not *so* important. Mind you John Lewis's sewing dept's in general have gone seriously downhill anyway since they were all re-branded into "John ...
by Tuppence
Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:42 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Herbs and Spices
Replies: 20
Views: 4624

food forum yay!!!

conquest have been getting really interested in food lately

(kind of ironic given all the pots got smashed, but timing never was the strong point)

debs
by Tuppence
Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet Fastenings HELP!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 4133

AAARRRGGGHHH!!!! NNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! You just made my poor little historical costumer's heart go all cold and shivery!!! Don't go to modern haberdashery stores for anything medieval - pretty please :D . Much as I love John Lewis - they're incredibly unlikely to have anything that would be ev...
by Tuppence
Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: needlecases
Replies: 13
Views: 2524

But just like a fabric pin cushion, don't store needles for a particularly long time in the rolled up cloth, because (just like the pin cushion) the metal can pull the moisture out of the cloth, and the metal of the needle / pin can rust and stick to the cloth. icky mess if you make that mistake :lo...
by Tuppence
Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:29 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Ninya Mikhala
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

Also at:

http://www.ninyamikhaila.com

and you can private message her through this site (she's registered) here:

http://www.livinghistory.co.uk/forums/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=708
by Tuppence
Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:20 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Which way do you hand sew?
Replies: 47
Views: 8315

Monkeys are for bating!


Shouldn't that be 'basting'?? :twisted:
by Tuppence
Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:15 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Copyright and reconstructions
Replies: 23
Views: 6703

DAmn - one I knew the answer to, and it's already been answered. bloody re-enacters market (mutter, mutter). as an extra bit of info - the reason I already knew was that I checked it out with the patent office a while back. they're v helpful people (unlike certain other places) - they got back to me...
by Tuppence
Fri Feb 24, 2006 2:22 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Dress and Costume Society Early Knitting Meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 2029

can't answer the first bit, but as to where it is

Courtauld Institute


London :lol:
by Tuppence
Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Hide and Seek
Replies: 11
Views: 2139

Mark, you know too much - how has your head not exploded?? :lol:
by Tuppence
Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Insurance of costume collection
Replies: 7
Views: 1685

just thought - based on scraggles post - there's acompan that does fancy dress hire online, and they must have t's & c's on their site somewhere - it's http://www.exult.co.uk

debs
by Tuppence
Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet Pattern C15th
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

But have had problems with rushworth's patterns in the past - they didn't all have instructions in them (hosen at the insistence of the customer cos they didn't like my pattern - don't ask :( ) not saying don't buy them, cos the patterns themselves were ok - but open them and check that they do have...
by Tuppence
Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Insurance of costume collection
Replies: 7
Views: 1685

Our re-enactment kit is insured when out of the house on our contents insurance (up to a certain limit which I forget at this precise moment). Whenever I hire or loan anything (be it our kit or work stuff) to any company or agency, I prepare a short form in advance, which I get signed by someone who...
by Tuppence
Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century wool help
Replies: 15
Views: 2757

The second hand industry was quite well established by then, too. (forget which book the info is in and am too lazy to climb the flight of stairs to go and look) - have a feeling it was by aileen ribeiro, but could be that completely erroneous. anyway, the point being, that those who were close enou...
by Tuppence
Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century wool help
Replies: 15
Views: 2757

The weave looks ok to me. The main thing about colours is social status, and light fastness. Virtually any colour (even a couple that you would swear are modern) can be got using natural dyes (obviously the later in date you go, the easier it becomes, cos of increased trading etc), but the real prob...
by Tuppence
Fri Feb 17, 2006 4:26 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor Tailor Book and Website
Replies: 11
Views: 3301

was uploading a website

and isn't that unusual anyway
by Tuppence
Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: C18th ladies posh frocks
Replies: 12
Views: 3364

Re ISBN, there are a couple of different ones, for different editions - either in one or two volumes. Mine is the two-volume edition, isbn 3-8228-4099-8 (being seriously sad, I just went and got it!!! :lol: ) there are some awfully nice frocks and suits in it. and the late 20th century wooden corset...
by Tuppence
Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet Pattern C15th
Replies: 6
Views: 1967

Get a copy of "The Medieval Tailor's Assistant" by Sarah Thursfield. It goes through how to cut a pattern from scratch that'll fit you, and covers all sorts of clothes, including doublets. It also has full info on making up, stitching, making buttons, and buttton and eyelet holesetc, etc. Has some o...
by Tuppence
Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Best of the Rest
Replies: 18
Views: 4065

pre market rush ?)


nah, that'd see me chained to the sewing kit. this is website building and uploading.

For crying out loud, don't encourage him


like he's ever needed encouragement.

but to get back to the point - you have to do hastings.
by Tuppence
Wed Feb 15, 2006 6:34 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Deliberately concealed garments site
Replies: 5
Views: 1851

was just bookmarking the site in your first post, when it told me I've already got it bookmarked, so thanks for reminding me that I'd forgotten about it too!!!

debs
by Tuppence
Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:45 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photo request (Hastings 1066)
Replies: 35
Views: 8362

Debra Lough


He meant Deborah :wink: :lol: nice old fashioned hebrew name...

You'll have to collect them all sooner or later.


would october 06 be a possibility for that then? you know it's gotta be bad when your own side are the ones administering the slappings!!

Debs
by Tuppence
Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Girls n headresses
Replies: 6
Views: 2211

v.v. good point about keeping kids heads covered

but from an authenti point of view, no she'd be allowed to have her head uncovered and her hair flying free.
by Tuppence
Wed Feb 15, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Best of the Rest
Replies: 18
Views: 4065

Now I'm in two societies


2 societies

just 2 societies???

tcha - lightweight :wink: :lol:

debs
by Tuppence
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor Tailor Book and Website
Replies: 11
Views: 3301

who is it gioing to be signed by? Elvis would be nice


sarcy b'stard :lol:


debs
by Tuppence
Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:20 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: C18th ladies posh frocks
Replies: 12
Views: 3364

Tuppence do you trade?


When I have to!! :D
usually at the ORM and the odd event or two during the season.

make clothes

debbie
by Tuppence
Tue Feb 14, 2006 3:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to sew
Replies: 17
Views: 3768

how on earth do you cost that cos I do enough other stuff (my own) by hand to know how long it takes! Tell you what, none of us would be any good in a sweat shop making jeans!! oh god no!!!!!! I'd be useless - now don't get me wrong, my macining is far better than the average amateur, but there's n...
by Tuppence
Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Which way do you hand sew?
Replies: 47
Views: 8315

I agree with Debbie that fiddling with it until you get it right is the best way to create a prototype - first garment always takes ages but the more I make the quicker I geet . it's my fiddling that gets quicker, since most of what I make is a one off. little paper mock ups of wierd medieval patte...
by Tuppence
Sun Feb 12, 2006 12:31 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Which way do you hand sew?
Replies: 47
Views: 8315

do some sewing at school - but the not hugely useful king (place mats figured largely). at first school it was wide count fabric and cross stitch place mats. with frayed edges held in by backstitching. we did that while the boys played football. at middle school it was how to make glove puppets (for...

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