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by Handbag
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pewter Buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 1271

http://www.chimera-costumes.co.uk/shop/shop.php?d=1

i got mine from chimera costumes. they were very quick and able to send me 100 in no time at all!!

definitely recommend :lol: :lol:

just search for pewter buttons from their shop page
by Handbag
Wed Jan 30, 2008 12:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Smallest kit?!
Replies: 270
Views: 19716

aww soo cute. i have a monkey that started coming practically everywhere with me (within reason) after sneaking into hospital and looking after me while i was quite poorly a year ago. so naturally i had to make him re-enactment gear too. here's a pic. ive also had a go at doing some tudor stuff for ...
by Handbag
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The making of a Knight...
Replies: 17
Views: 2809

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i295/buggersgrips/Armour%20C13-14th/foot_fighting.jpg These guys are fairly late C14th and still have full length sleeves- I rather like the look over vambraces but that's my preference and there is definitely one extant mailshirt from the late c14th/early c15th th...
by Handbag
Sun Jan 20, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Hoisting of Knights
Replies: 29
Views: 3788

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

so very brave and dignified!!!! :lol: :lol:
by Handbag
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Mediaeval Baebes
Replies: 14
Views: 3425

to be fair to the mediaeval baebes they have had a lot of group changes in the last year so yes perhaps the press pictures dont match the girls youve seen live because they may not even be the same people!!! wim-jaap i think your taking the aesthetic aspect of the group to far and are being insultin...
by Handbag
Sun Jan 13, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: what do you listen to?
Replies: 22
Views: 4864

have a look at this on youtube! its wonderful!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7RsRvvt ... re=related

sends shivers down my spine.
by Handbag
Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: what do you listen to?
Replies: 22
Views: 4864

it is a lovely version! im just adding some of his stuff to my ipod as i type!!!
by Handbag
Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: what do you listen to?
Replies: 22
Views: 4864

ive got too many favorates to choose from!! we saw him at the colsten hall in bristol in october. he did North and South of the River which made me cry as did Yellow Triangle.

that man is class!!
by Handbag
Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:11 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: what do you listen to?
Replies: 22
Views: 4864

currently im listening to Christy Moore!
loving his voice makes me cry a bit sometimes

but i can listen to most things bar hip hop and "dance" music as in ministry of sound and happy hardcore rubbish!! just not my bag at all but each to their own!!
by Handbag
Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: GOTHIC BUILDINGS 1000-1500
Replies: 38
Views: 5098

Cathedral de la Santa Creu i Santa Eulalia , Barcelona i love this building. i think many tourists miss this out in favour of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia. i also love the duomo in milan (the roof is stunning and you can go up and walk about on it) but i think a lot of that was built later ??!! http://ww...
by Handbag
Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pewter buttons for 14th century
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

of course, cloth ball buttons matching the fabric are much better for c14th, but re-enactors do like their pewter buttons!! ah but this isnt for re-enactment!! this is for my fiance's wedding outfit. Normally he would make cloth buttons ( ask anyone in our group - he makes the smallest cloth button...
by Handbag
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pewter buttons for 14th century
Replies: 4
Views: 1660

pewter buttons for 14th century

sorry for the double post!! Hi im urgently after pewter buttons suitable for a 14th Century mens cote hardie. i think im going to need about 40 in total. so if you know of anyone who sells these please can you post their details. im after quite large round buttons either pewter or silver. similar to...
by Handbag
Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: tudor effigies
Replies: 4
Views: 1920

http://www.tudoreffigies.co.uk/

the previous link had a fullstop too many :lol: :lol:

nice site ! Thanks for bringing it to our attention!!
by Handbag
Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:23 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: need a thimble!
Replies: 13
Views: 1759

this may sound crazy but when my fingers get sore i tend to put a plaster on in that area which stops the skin abrasion and you can still feel what your doing. i also usually end up with one on my little finger on the first joint because when pulling tight this is where my thread usually ends up and...
by Handbag
Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: medievil porn
Replies: 36
Views: 7565

im sure there is one church or cathedral in france that is medieval and has images of bare bottoms and other genitalia. this was also featured in the history of porn series on c4 and uktv history. theres always the phallic symbols on pewter badges. i think this type of thing was more for good luck a...
by Handbag
Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: CAN ANYONE HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 2231

try the museum of london publications . im sure the medieval household book had pics of turned bowls and little containers. unfortunately i have not got a copy to scan on pics.
by Handbag
Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: So who is the famous bear-swaddling Lidimy?
Replies: 54
Views: 5074

I wish my hair was a bit longer. Nooo you don't! My hair isn't as long as Handbag's but it gets so unbearably knotty and runs the risk of looking incredibly straggly (especially come that 'one day over due of a wash' look :wink: ) :D am so with you there. i have to take a hair brush with me everywh...
by Handbag
Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: So who is the famous bear-swaddling Lidimy?
Replies: 54
Views: 5074

My hair is my best feature - not at all dyed, but in the light it's gold, copper, brown, chesnut..... wow sounds like we have the same hair!!! people seem surprised when i say ive never dyed it. i go thru phases of loving it and hating it. because its so long(to my bottom) i hate it in the closed s...
by Handbag
Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Whose side are you on?
Replies: 46
Views: 6170

Er, lancashire was as much Yorkist as Yorkshire was Lancastrian, nothign to do with the counties in any way. Why does that myth persist? yeah i thought that. i reenact late 14th century and historically my character lived near York but her husband was most definitely lancastrian (banneret to john o...
by Handbag
Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Whose side are you on?
Replies: 46
Views: 6170

Lancaster!! (and im a southerner skev)
by Handbag
Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Vintage Textiles site
Replies: 7
Views: 1535

wow. i now wish i was a millionaire as there is at least 10 items i would love to own!!!!
by Handbag
Wed Oct 10, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 15061

i knew it was a joke . dont worry :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Handbag
Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: golden ball
Replies: 12
Views: 3004

are you gonna change your avatar now to show the full glory?? :lol: :lol:
by Handbag
Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 15061

How could you? Poor little furry fox friend murdered just to appease your facistic authentic needs. I don't know how you can sleep at night? Happy now? much better thanks!! I actually liberated this particular skin from a shockingly bad coat from the 60's that my fiancee had stowed from his grandma...
by Handbag
Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 15061

We (me 'n' Dave)are often surprised by how little fur is utilised in the re enactment scene. I know it is often expensive, but so is armour.... and how authentic do you want to be.... To be accurately attired = buy more fur! ( please, you know you want to!)) Miranda x i guess many re-enactors still...
by Handbag
Sat Oct 06, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dying Wool using Dylon Machine Dye??
Replies: 16
Views: 18695

get a couple/triple of boxes if you want a stronger colour. 7 meters is a lot to dye. it should be ok with shrinkage as it dyes at 40% and will work on a cooler wash in my experience.
by Handbag
Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 15061

RottenCad wrote:
Handbag wrote:ive also read somewhere that lambskin was commonly used as a lining for the rich people!!


"By" the rich people, I hope ???

(Images of skinned nobles lined with lambskin being used as proto-cagoules ...) :D



hmmm now theres a thought!! :twisted: :evil:
by Handbag
Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 15061

i have found an image from a 14th century manuscript showing a guy wearing a mantle with the fur on the outside. its taken from the meditationes Vitae Christi which was illuminated in siena circa 1340. as soon as i can get my scanner to work i will get a pic of it up here. apparently its in the bibl...
by Handbag
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 15061

When the public are gone I eat modern food, with a fork! :shock: oh mi god!!!!!!!!!! when the public are gone we normally eat whatever our vintner has cooked for us. then go to the chippy or pizza hut!! masses of chocolate and potatoey goodness. trouble is i am massively inauthentic and use a 2 pro...
by Handbag
Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 15061

Guilty as charged....we put sheepskin/fleece on our tent floor, but ... 1. our tent is closed See now thats ok!! i like my sheepskins and they get put on the floor for our tent lodger to sleep on. but during the day they will stay firmly away from floor. so to be authentic should I pretend to be a ...

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