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by Lindsay
Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scots DID wear KILTS.. PRE-1600 by a long way
Replies: 95
Views: 15211

It's amazing that people, desperate to prove a point, will assume we've not already read these sources (along with countless others) during our research. I've actually got "An Antidote to the English" on my bookshelf. I also fail to see how a wrap around garment like the plaid can be open ...
by Lindsay
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What's this then?
Replies: 26
Views: 5431

It's the central counter-rotating jib-sprocket of a fluxsmith's wodgyrmacallet

Either that or it's for ritual purposes...


Yes... definitely ritual purposes...


(You'd never guess I did archaeology as part of my degree!) :wink:
by Lindsay
Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felt
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

It's a Landsknecht style Tellerbarret I'm planning.

sally wrote:
What did you have in mind, I might be able to suggest something
by Lindsay
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felt
Replies: 8
Views: 1491

Felt

Hi!

Can anyone tell me where I can find decent felt for making a hat out of?

Cheers!
by Lindsay
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Padded Armour: How much bigger???
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Decided I couldn't be bothered starting something that was probably doomed to failure from the offset! :wink:

Will try to catch up with you at the weekend!

Cheers!
by Lindsay
Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Padded Armour: How much bigger???
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Cheers!

Trouble is, I was going to try and have it made by Lanark as the old mailshirt I used to use is not in the best of conditions! Might have a go and then do a "what went wrong?" at Lanark! :wink:
by Lindsay
Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Padded Armour: How much bigger???
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Padded Armour: How much bigger???

Am about to start a new stuffed Aketon. How much bigger should measurements be to allow for the stuffing? Also, how wide should the tubes be? (Was thinking 3-4 inches)

Thanks in advance!
by Lindsay
Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lining Tunics/Cotes
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Lining Tunics/Cotes

I'm getting new kit together for Lanark and was wondering whether people think tunics of the late 13th-early 14th Centuries should be lined or not???

Any help appreciated! :D
by Lindsay
Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scottish Historical costume 1300-1500
Replies: 24
Views: 4179

There's a really good carving in a church in Coupar Angus dating from the 15th Century of a soldier, presumably lowland, carrying a large axe. There's a drawing of it in David Caldwell's "Scottish Weapons and Fortifications" but unfortunately I can't get it out of the library here until Se...
by Lindsay
Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scottish Historical costume 1300-1500
Replies: 24
Views: 4179

From the tomb of Alexander MacLeod of Harris, died around 1521 so just outside the period.
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by Lindsay
Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scottish Historical costume 1300-1500
Replies: 24
Views: 4179

Just to point out, that's the Carlisle Charter, not the Lanercost Chronicle. It dates from after the siege of 1315.
by Lindsay
Sat May 12, 2007 5:32 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: 16th Century Male Costume Advice...
Replies: 4
Views: 1803

You'd be amazed how easily a pint of mead slips down... and possibly back up again later!

Awful though his kit may be, he does make some valid points! :D
by Lindsay
Wed Mar 07, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Useful C16th links...
Replies: 4
Views: 2103

Some interesting stuff here:
http://www.elizabethan.org/
by Lindsay
Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:57 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Galloglas
Replies: 0
Views: 841

Galloglas

Galloglas: Hebridean and West Highland Mercenary Warrior Kindreds in Medieval Ireland John Marsden http://tinyurl.com/y6mytp Just finished this book the other day and I'm stuck at work so I thought I might as well review it... The book is about the families of Hebridean mercenaries who settled in I...
by Lindsay
Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:37 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: On yer telly.
Replies: 4
Views: 1444

Knackers! Managed to miss it! :(

Don't suppose anyone taped it and would be willing to make a spare/lend it?

:)
by Lindsay
Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Sugar Cones
Replies: 20
Views: 4752

Sugar Cones

Can anyone recommend somewhere that sells sugar cones? All my web searches turn up is wafers for ice cream!
by Lindsay
Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Spiritual connection
Replies: 26
Views: 3744

Seconded! :wink: (I grew up in the Scottish Middle March) I think that anyone born and bred in the angloscottish borders (Northumberland in my case) feels a connection to the times of the Border Reivers, mostly cause attitudes don't seem to have changed that much over the centuries. You find yoursel...
by Lindsay
Sat Oct 14, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: picts
Replies: 10
Views: 1561

I have a friend who is studying the picts and he has a very low opinion of the Osprey book. In fact that last sentence may be understatement of the year!
by Lindsay
Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Bresaola bits and recipes for those bits ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

One Word....


PIE!!!
by Lindsay
Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Blokes in skirts
Replies: 18
Views: 3140

Are kilts/plaids/skirts/whatever authentic for dark age?


No.
by Lindsay
Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Jack of plates
Replies: 3
Views: 682

http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3247

Somewhere else on the archive is a diagram of how the plates should overlap but I can't locate it at the moment!

Edit... Found it!
http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=47627
by Lindsay
Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Would you ?????
Replies: 31
Views: 4086

A friend once convinced me to read that book once... Possibly one of the worst pieces of drivel I've ever read. (This is coming from someone who actually read Spike Milligan's "William MacGonagall meets George Gerschwin!") Anyone read the Diana Gabaldon books? I think the first one is called Cross s...
by Lindsay
Tue Jul 11, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hats
Replies: 18
Views: 2726

Bump!

C'mon... somebody must be able to offer a suggestion! :wink:
by Lindsay
Wed Jul 05, 2006 1:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hats
Replies: 18
Views: 2726

It's from one of Gerry Embleton's drawings, adapted from an early 16th Century sketch by Urs Graf.

He does look a bit like he belongs on crimewatch though!
by Lindsay
Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hats
Replies: 18
Views: 2726

Hats

I'm looking to get a hat like this one:

Image

Can anyone suggest who might make it and how much it would cost?

Cheers!
by Lindsay
Tue May 30, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval bread recipes
Replies: 18
Views: 4017

Also add just a hint of LSD for an authentic Ergot Style Hallucination! :twisted:
by Lindsay
Mon May 15, 2006 2:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century pink clothing, what type of pink?
Replies: 27
Views: 4601

This is dated 1567 but is still rather pink! :wink:

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by Lindsay
Wed Mar 29, 2006 12:07 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: My-stake - poem
Replies: 5
Views: 1427

Scotland Burned witches!
by Lindsay
Mon Mar 27, 2006 1:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Tailor Book and Website
Replies: 14
Views: 2619

*Bump*

Fantastic Book! :D

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