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by Lady Wolfshead
Tue May 29, 2007 5:05 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: 15thC vegetables!
Replies: 5
Views: 2294

Ooh, I didn't know about the Medieval Gardening list either. Thanks. :)
by Lady Wolfshead
Fri May 25, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Recommended Reading
Replies: 17
Views: 25138

I put together this list for our group for researching late Victorian and Edwardian costume: Arnold, Janet Patterns of Fashion: Englishwomen's Dresses & Their Construction: 002 (Patterns of Fashion 2) Blum, Stella Victorian Fashions and Costumes from "Harper's Bazaar", 1867-98 (Dover Pictorial Archi...
by Lady Wolfshead
Fri May 25, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Good suppliers of wigs and hairpieces?
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Thanks, I'll check these out. Can't at the moment because the Derek easton site has an audio intro which may give the game away to the rest of the office. :wink: Sally - buns that attach onto tied back hair makes complete sense and was what I was looking for so, depending on what I can wangle from t...
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu May 24, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Good suppliers of wigs and hairpieces?
Replies: 4
Views: 1714

Good suppliers of wigs and hairpieces?

I was wondering whether anyone knew of a good supplier of wigs and/or hairpieces at reasonable prices. We have a number of people who need to turn modern, short hairstyles into Edwardian barnets!
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed May 02, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Request for info on Edwardian servants clothing
Replies: 19
Views: 2867

Frances - no, there was no Butler to our knowledge. There was a Head Gardener and 2 ordinary gardeners though.
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue May 01, 2007 4:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Late Viccy clothes-restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 1373

Just a few things to add to the already good advice given above, if you want an expert opinion go to the ICON website (Institute of Conservators) and there are lists of textile conservators throughout the UK, so you might find someone local. Some conservators will offer advice for free, especially i...
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue May 01, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Request for info on Edwardian servants clothing
Replies: 19
Views: 2867

Got to love Amazon! Found several books by Phillis Cunnington and have ordered two - sadly not the Occupational Costume one yet as that was a wee bit pricey for now and they didn't seem to have the History of Household Servants. So thanks for the advice. :) Shadowcat - from what we can tell the hous...
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue May 01, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Suppliers for an Edwardian larder
Replies: 3
Views: 1907

How lovely to have that! Have you tried any of them yourself? We have recently acquired a list of handwritten recipes from the Atholl Crescent School of Cookery, where the staff were sent to learn Italian cookery, so that's probably as accurate as we can get. I'll be giving some of them a go but I w...
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Request for info on Edwardian servants clothing
Replies: 19
Views: 2867

Thanks, why is it that all the good books are always out of print! For further info, the family who owned the house were middle-class and had a furniture business. They used to travel to Italy a lot and bring back items that were, at the time, unfashionable but excellent pieces of craftsmanship. The...
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Suppliers for an Edwardian larder
Replies: 3
Views: 1907

Suppliers for an Edwardian larder

I am trying to stock an Edwardian cupboard in an historic site in Edinburgh and I wondered whether anyone knew of some good suppliers of replica Edwardian packaged food or had any bright ideas for what I could stock the cupboard with. Any links, advice or information gratefully received as I normall...
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Request for info on Edwardian servants clothing
Replies: 19
Views: 2867

Request for info on Edwardian servants clothing

I'm looking for advice/information on clothing for Edwardian servants in 1910 (preferably in Scotland). In particular, I'd be interested in any sources for underwear and corsetry for a cook, a housekeeper and maids (who work in the kitchen and the rest of the house). Does anyone know any good books,...
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:55 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Suppliers of Edwardian/Victorian packet food
Replies: 2
Views: 2274

Suppliers of Edwardian/Victorian packet food

I am in the process of trying to stock an Edwardian kitchen for a local historic site and I wondered whether anyone would be able to point me in the direction of some good suppliers for either replica packets (eg. Coleman's mustard, Typhoo Tea, etc.) or labels I could paste onto boxes.

Thanks,
LW :)
by Lady Wolfshead
Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:32 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Dumplings
Replies: 11
Views: 3582

grew up in Biggar, my Dad used to make forays to Innerleithen and Walkerburn to cure their sick animals - he was the Mac in Armac vets if you take your pets/children to the vet in Peebles Cool. Don't have pets or children but I'll have a look out for Armac next time I'm in Peebles. :) Was planning ...
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Nov 16, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Dumplings
Replies: 11
Views: 3582

Is this the re-enactment society or just Innerleithen?? Cheek! Innerleithen has two pots, our society merely owns one of them. :wink: In one of my many books, I have a recipe for steamed herb pudding - thats done in a linen bag over the pot rather than in the stew. Ooh, that sounds really nice. If ...
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:40 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Dumplings
Replies: 11
Views: 3582

what does "dumpling" mean to you? Think I'm probably talking about the big lump of steamed dough. I don't know if this would be correct but I'm looking for something to cook in a linen bag whilst making some form of pottage/soup 'cos we only have one decent pot in our society. (Please say if this w...
by Lady Wolfshead
Wed Nov 15, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Dumplings
Replies: 11
Views: 3582

Dumplings

Okay, never made dumplings before but want to learn 'cos I'm bored making the same stuff for events. :)

So, I was hoping someone might have some simple recipes/recommendations for how to make them authentically. Also, am I right in thinking they would be fine for early 14th century?
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Oct 03, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Purple Carrots
Replies: 15
Views: 4875

They do white carrots now too! I'm really starting to like Sainsbury's at the moment. :)
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:21 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Purple Carrots
Replies: 15
Views: 4875

With a name like "Purple Haze" are you sure you shoudn't be smoking it for it's, ahem "herbal properties man"? Don't think we needed to smoke them, the group were in fits of hysterics as it was! :D Have spent the last two weeks converting everyone I know to purple carrots though. Friends of mine ar...
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Sep 05, 2006 12:26 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Heritage Potatoes
Replies: 0
Views: 1328

Heritage Potatoes

Don't know if anyone is familiar with these people already but I thought I would post the link just in case. www.heritage-potatoes.co.uk They currently do 11 varieties of (pre-1950) potatoes - the oldest variety so far dates back to 1836. If you are lucky enough to live in Edinburgh then they also a...
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Would you ?????
Replies: 31
Views: 5380

Wouldn't want to live back then (for all the obvious reasons of health, hygiene, etc) but I'd love to dip in and out of it like a good book.
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:27 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Reading old manuscripts?
Replies: 28
Views: 4167

Did paleography as part of my degree and the two books recommended to us were: A Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600 by Michelle P. Brown ISBN 0 7123 0307 3 (Published by the British Library) £12.95 and, given it was north of the border: Scottish handwriting 1150-1650: An Intr...
by Lady Wolfshead
Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:29 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 12941

Can't actually remember a time when I didn't have a fascination with the medieval period so not sure what got me kick-started. Having said that, Kit Carpenter didn't help.
by Lady Wolfshead
Thu Aug 24, 2006 1:17 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Herbs and Spices
Replies: 20
Views: 5610

Thanks to everyone who got back to me with suggestions for where to get Grains of Paradise from, I shall let the other cooks in Scotland know the details too! :)
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Herbs and Spices
Replies: 20
Views: 5610

The Pepperer - do you do mail order? I bought some grains of paradise at Tewkesbury a few years ago and haven't been able to find them since. We're based in Scotland so getting to fairs isn't always easy. I also know of some other groups in Scotland that would love to buy them too, if that helps.
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:16 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Purple Carrots
Replies: 15
Views: 4875

The variety was "Purple Haze". They were very pretty. When you cut them through they were mostly purple but with an orange centre. They have also dyed most of my wooden bowls/implements blue. The chicken was the best bit though, most of the group were either giggling madly whilst trying to eat it or...
by Lady Wolfshead
Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:04 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Purple Carrots
Replies: 15
Views: 4875

Purple Carrots

Just spent a weekend cooking with purple carrots that I found in Sainsbury's and had some surprising results. Has anyone else cooked with them before and found that they dye everything purple or, in the case of the chicken, bright blue? It was very disturbing (visually, the taste was rather nice) an...