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by Handbag
Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rosaries, Crucifix and Cross Pendants
Replies: 29
Views: 3552

the effigy of Sir Gorges of Warleigh and his wife Agnes in st marys church, Tamerton Foliot shows agnes wearing a cross choker. it lies very high up on her neck and is clearly strung with beads that lead down to a cross. the church places this effigy at circa 1346 but from looking at the armour and ...
by Handbag
Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric, fabric clearance
Replies: 83
Views: 8539

Handbag - Blue/beige woven brocade is around 4 or 5 metres (but I will have to measure it), reduced to £20 per metre plus postage. This is not a light-weight fabric. I'm off to add a few more fabrics. hi when you say not light weight - are you saying not suitable for dressmaking? more suitable for ...
by Handbag
Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric, fabric clearance
Replies: 83
Views: 8539

how much for the blue/beige woven brocade and how much of it is available - would also be interested in the golds if shadowcat doesnt take them!!
by Handbag
Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: New films in production
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Re: New films in production

Aelfcyn wrote: ! Kevin McDonald is producing it...whoever he is....
!


did he not produce "the last king of scotland" or is that a different kevin McDonald ? cuz i liked that film!!
by Handbag
Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wish me luck!
Replies: 31
Views: 4469

Have had it for eighteen months now, knowing what it will be, exactly, making excuses for not getting on with it. know what you mean here! ive got some beautiful silk that i paid £10 per meter for as it is an exact copy of a medieval pattern. i bought said fabric 5 years ago and today i begin cutti...
by Handbag
Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 26602

ok now dont laugh - ive never adopted the wearing of fox tails as i don't have the provenance for it - but having said that i was told once that a member had read in a book - i think by margaret scott? that fox tails were used by 14th century ladies underneath their dresses to improve the look of bo...
by Handbag
Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Picnics
Replies: 16
Views: 3451

here is an image of hunters pausing for lunch which shows then sitting upon rugs feasting on many delights in a very picnicy fashion

its from the Book of the Hunt
France, Paris, 15th Century. and i think its by Gaston Phoebus,
by Handbag
Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Kedleston Church - 1450 dress ???
Replies: 12
Views: 2446

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kev747/1603447871/

slightly better picture of the ladies headdress here. i dont really know much about this period but could she be wearing some kind of felted cap/hat?

his colar/chain of office may give some clues??
by Handbag
Tue May 20, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: medievil porn
Replies: 36
Views: 7569

i found this whilst looking for something else. some quite interesting images there

http://www.beyond-the-pale.org.uk/satan1.htm
by Handbag
Tue May 20, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle of Casorate (circa 1356) Morimondo Italy
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Battle of Casorate (circa 1356) Morimondo Italy

Here are a few pictures from this weekends re-enactments in Italy!

thank you for a most excellent weekend to any of the participants if they happen to post on here!!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26749675@N07/

Hannah :lol: :lol:
by Handbag
Thu May 08, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Plants (14th Century)
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

i recommend getting hold of "the medieval Garden" by sylvia Landsberg - it does cover the whole medieval period but does have some great sources and more importantly layouts and tips on creating your own garden also good is the medieval flower book by celia fisher. which is full on manuscr...
by Handbag
Wed Apr 23, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Medieval Celebrations book
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

not bad for ideas pooling - for authenticity side of things again good starting point but don't rely on it too much . has a good structure giving you menus, songs (with sheet music) games and costumes (with patterns) quite heavily focused on weddings but can be adapted. would say it would be useful ...
by Handbag
Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anyone else got sewing angst?
Replies: 31
Views: 4754

im one of those people who takes ages to get enough enthusiasm up to do what needs to be done - its not that i dislike doing it its more that i get myself worried about making mistakes and causing hours extra work trying to sort it out ! it a really pessimistic problem and stupid really as once i ge...
by Handbag
Sun Apr 20, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anyone else got sewing angst?
Replies: 31
Views: 4754

got that feeling too!! im halfway through a lovely woolen kirtle for myself. i have dresses to make for my wedding in august! a tunic that has been sat on the dummy for months now that needs to be finished for the other half. and today instead of sewing i went out under the pretence i needed more ne...
by Handbag
Tue Apr 15, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Katherine of Aragon figure
Replies: 2
Views: 958

oh i love a mystery. ive just come across something similar on ebay http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VINTAGE-CLOTH-DOLL-CENTRE-SEAM-FACE-MEDIEVAL-COSTUME_W0QQitemZ260229151610QQihZ016QQcategoryZ4623QQtcZphotoQQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem i hope you find some thing out re - age etc!! have you considered...
by Handbag
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: the strange things you find....
Replies: 131
Views: 15286

omg it went for £34 and £7 postage - who would pay that much for an oversized belle disney outfit!!! imagine someone out there is probably really pleased with the great bargin they have just won. looking at the bidding history they seemed very determined too. lets hope its for a play or something!! ...
by Handbag
Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: the strange things you find....
Replies: 131
Views: 15286

its a wonder its got so many bidders!!

perfect for what kind of re-enactment ?? re-enacting being 5 and dressing up ?????

:roll: :shock: :roll:

is it any wonder we have so many authentic freaks out there with this sort of stuff lurking about!!!
by Handbag
Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: can you tell what it is yet.... :?
Replies: 30
Views: 7011

well this certainly is an intriguing game!!

is it a saint perhaps!! can we say its definitely a religious image?? :lol:
by Handbag
Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: can you tell what it is yet.... :?
Replies: 30
Views: 7011

is it for an aumonier? a depiction of christ or one of the apostles? :?
by Handbag
Sat Mar 29, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: can you tell what it is yet.... :?
Replies: 30
Views: 7011

give us a clue!
by Handbag
Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:24 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: PLease Help me find some music
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

Re: PLease Help me find some music

Hi - check out our website http://www.trouvere.co.uk. It's got plenty of bits of music which you could download, Our 'Music for a Medieval Feast' is used by schools for medieval themes, i definitely recommend this lot and in particular the music for a medieval feast cd. its very good to get the fee...
by Handbag
Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Snow!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

very jealous. id hoped for snow all weekend but the most caerphilly could muster up was a small blizzard lasting about 15 minutes. the snow took to the hills but by morning it was all gone :cry:
by Handbag
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Period plant growing
Replies: 35
Views: 17589

Brother Ranulf wrote:Beware of woad, I planted a couple of seeds in my monastic herb garden and within 12 months it had tried to take over the whole place, .


my woad must be very lazy then!! i planted it as seeds and all i have is 2 tiny little plants with 4 leaves each - not quite the masses i had expected!!!
by Handbag
Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Images of Joust Training
Replies: 4
Views: 871

link works. its the right manuscript - just view all and find fol 82v :lol: :lol:
by Handbag
Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Images of Joust Training
Replies: 4
Views: 871

theres a nice image of squires training for tournaments in the romance of alexander. http://image.ox.ac.uk/show?collection=bodleian&manuscript=msbodl264 hopefully that should take you to it!! if not got to the bodleian webside search for romance of alexander and look at Fol 82v its at the bottom...
by Handbag
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Looking for a Bodhran...
Replies: 8
Views: 3714

ive never had a problem with EMS and to date have 3 instruments from them. i find their range very well researched very cheap i have 2 different types of rebec ( Garcia Morillo- Dolcini and EMS style) and a Ceske Medieval Fiddle which are all lovely instruments to play and very inexpensive and i wou...
by Handbag
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Firing Bows?
Replies: 43
Views: 6840

well at least my theory on the command checks out. **gives pat on back*** :lol: :lol: and i dont think fire would have been used even with flaming arrows. why introduce a new term for a different projectile. after all they didnt shout "bodkin", or "forker" "barbed" etc ...
by Handbag
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Thus far..
Replies: 31
Views: 3246

Eh, I'm actually under going a make up Cold Turkey period at the minute. Went to college the other day without makeup for the first time. I have to wean myself or I'll feel utterly lacking in confidence at my first event! So I'm getting there! :lol: go for it. its the best thing i ever did. i used ...
by Handbag
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Firing Bows?
Replies: 43
Views: 6840

but would the commands of nock draw and loose been used? i thought that many commands on the field were given by drum and horn? or am i totally wrong on that resepect?? if i am hit me its ok :oops: :oops: im just a girl :oops: :oops: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Handbag
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The other underwear
Replies: 17
Views: 2117

ive just got a seamless support sports bra with underwiring but its amazing and doesnt show up at all. - obv not authentic but im happy cuz there is not much chance of a mop asking to see my underwear and even if that eventuallity did happen the response would not be very lady like!!. i often hear c...

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