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by Christabel
Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: So what did the Tudors do in church?
Replies: 2
Views: 2466

Re: So what did the Tudors do in church?

Well, she was a bit vague, but I think Elizabethan times, though to be honest we were all hanging on to Catholic ways round here for quite a while! That's a really useful link, thanks.
by Christabel
Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: So what did the Tudors do in church?
Replies: 2
Views: 2466

So what did the Tudors do in church?

Hi - a colleague at work has put together a late Tudor trail round a market town and it ends up at the church. Knowing that I am a Tudor bore, she asked me to come up with some information to help put together an activity for primary school children to do when they get there. So I went happily to my...
by Christabel
Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: birmingham visit 09
Replies: 3
Views: 1851

Re: birmingham visit 09

That looks quite surreal, but a good idea - what a way to get new audiences! How did it happen, were you booked in by one shop or what?
by Christabel
Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:19 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Looking for sources about Early Modern Charcoal Making
Replies: 11
Views: 6114

Re: Looking for sources about Early Modern Charcoal Making

oops, seems to be similar to one you've already listed! :doh:
by Christabel
Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Looking for sources about Early Modern Charcoal Making
Replies: 11
Views: 6114

Re: Looking for sources about Early Modern Charcoal Making

Charcoal Burning in the 17th Century A practical guide covering period sources and instructions on how to go about charcoal burning today in the traditional manner Dr Malcomb Stratford 36p £4.00

http://www.stuart-hmaltd.com/living-his ... ations.php
by Christabel
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: My arms fell off
Replies: 9
Views: 3565

Re: My arms fell off

Thanks, Saxon, but I'm o.k for now - but I'll bear you in mind in future!
by Christabel
Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: My arms fell off
Replies: 9
Views: 3565

Re: My arms fell off

You know when you've read lots of bits and pieces in books and on the internet, and just can't remember the source? I just wish I could, but I do remember the person stating firmly that there is no evidence for lace ties on English women's sleeves, although it can be seen in Italian and, I think, Du...
by Christabel
Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mob Caps
Replies: 9
Views: 3073

I think a lot of the popularity of the mob cap is due to the illustrations of cute, innocent children in retro-Regency gear drawn by Kate Greenaway.
by Christabel
Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Horrible Histories II
Replies: 6
Views: 3008

I like the 'Dan falls in a grave ' - but why are there hobbits watching???
by Christabel
Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: My arms fell off
Replies: 9
Views: 3565

Thanks for that - I'm sure Annie would have been bemused to think the pins had been used on something so heavy, and she probably does a range of thicker ones. (Like me, in this instance!)
by Christabel
Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: My arms fell off
Replies: 9
Views: 3565

Lovely pins from Annie the Pedlar - I don't know how else to describe them! Not the longest sort, though, it being late Tudor.
by Christabel
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:01 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: My arms fell off
Replies: 9
Views: 3565

My arms fell off

Has this ever happened to anyone else? I made some nice grey wool sleeves to pin on to my dress, having read that tying them on was a Continental idea - only to find during chatting to a school group that the poor pins buckled, and gave up. I had only put two pins at the top of each sleeve, so perha...
by Christabel
Wed Aug 19, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Coopering
Replies: 7
Views: 4677

Thanks, both.
by Christabel
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Coopering
Replies: 7
Views: 4677

I've found this website
http://www.woodbarrels.co.uk/shop/categ ... er_Washtub

but just wondered if there was an UK craftsman or woman who kept the old ways going too.
by Christabel
Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:31 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Coopering
Replies: 7
Views: 4677

Coopering

Does anyone still do coopering in the UK, do you know? Buckets, churns, barrels etc?
by Christabel
Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Sugar loaf picture - on the scrounge...
Replies: 0
Views: 817

Sugar loaf picture - on the scrounge...

Hi - I'm preparing a talk on Tudor food and in the guide to Hampton Court kitchens there is a brilliant picture of a sugar loaf, with what looks like a marchpane castle in the background of the room. I'd love to use it but am worried about copyright - does any kind soul out there have a similar pict...
by Christabel
Sat May 30, 2009 11:54 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor pottery plate
Replies: 3
Views: 3585

Thanks, both - rereading my post, I can see that I didn't make myself clear. I only posted the link after the auction had finished as I thought the object was interesting, not because I was encouraging people to buy antiquities off Ebay. The plate was from an old collection without a proper context ...
by Christabel
Fri May 22, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor pottery plate
Replies: 3
Views: 3585

Tudor pottery plate

When I watch 'Tales from the Green Valley' I always fix on the black-glazed, wheel-thrown pottery plates they use. I know they are recreating the 17th century, but I wondered where they got the evidence from for that. Then on Ebay yesterday the bidding closed on a green-glazed 16th or 17th pottery p...
by Christabel
Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:12 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Carders
Replies: 10
Views: 4204

Back on the Forum at last, now that my broadband "provider" has kindly provided...
Yes, I would be portraying a Tudor female, so the information is really helpful. I hadn't come across the book yet - do you have the full title? Thanks all.
by Christabel
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Carders
Replies: 10
Views: 4204

That's a good question, Sally - any that I get given by friends with sheep!
by Christabel
Sun Mar 08, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Carders
Replies: 10
Views: 4204

Carders

Does anyone know where I could get carders suitable for Tudor times? Many thanks.
by Christabel
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Source for hand-made lace, tatting etc
Replies: 3
Views: 1456

Source for hand-made lace, tatting etc

You may all know about this, but I was quite excited to find this site: www.powerofhandsfoundation.org It's a source of hand-made lace and lovely bits which supports the female craftworkers of Sri Lanka. (I've just ordered a metre of lace - they do say they make lace in linen, silk or cotton but I c...
by Christabel
Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hopefully, a simple question on seams!
Replies: 10
Views: 2519

This is fascinating stuff, and I wonder if it could be possible to people to meet up for a best-practice type day to pore over various costumes and discuss techniques for those who are unable to Kentwell! (I am following a simple pattern as I don't want to look too high status for where the kirtle/p...
by Christabel
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hopefully, a simple question on seams!
Replies: 10
Views: 2519

Thanks so much! I must admit I had to read the message five or so times but light has dawned! (I think I must be a visual learner...)
That's a really helpful idea, and it's good to know not to cut the full 10cm slit. I can now go off to sew it all together feeling a lot more cheerful.

:D :D :D
by Christabel
Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hopefully, a simple question on seams!
Replies: 10
Views: 2519

Hopefully, a simple question on seams!

Hi - I'm handsewing a Tudor petticoat/kirtle using "The Tudor Tailor" and "Clothes of the Common Woman 1580-1660" by Jane Huggett. I've had great fun dyeing the cloth myself but have got stuck on a really simple point - when sewing up the skirt panels, you have to leave an opening at the front when ...
by Christabel
Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:45 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor hens
Replies: 7
Views: 4263

Thanks, all!
by Christabel
Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor hens
Replies: 7
Views: 4263

Thanks, Merlon!

I like the sound of matching hens to pictures - it sounds like a bizarre type of card game!
by Christabel
Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Tudor hens
Replies: 7
Views: 4263

Tudor hens

Yes, you did read that correctly!

Has anyone any idea about which of our modern hens would look passably similar to breeds around in Tudor times?

C.
by Christabel
Sat Jun 14, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Red Priest Pirates of the Baroque
Replies: 6
Views: 3127

Oooh - Red Priest are just amazing. One of the most energetic and virtuoso live performances I've ever been to.
by Christabel
Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Embroidery frames
Replies: 29
Views: 6204

Well, that's good to know I wasn't wildly off the mark. Thanks all. I can only think that my pattern was too complicated, which meant that the holes were just too close togther. Have you considered writing a book on such matters for new re-enactors or lone experimenters like me? "Pouncing for Dummie...