Search found 146 matches

by Wiblick
Thu May 18, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit
Replies: 23
Views: 4323

I hate and despise you in the best possible sense!

Beautiful work. I shall track you down just to see it in person!
by Wiblick
Tue May 16, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: From Hearth to Chimney, when?
Replies: 9
Views: 1889

this is great thanks, I just love the way there is an expert or book for nearly every topic.

As I said my problem was not knowing what language to use to do my search.

Will look into the books, thanks.
by Wiblick
Tue May 16, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: From Hearth to Chimney, when?
Replies: 9
Views: 1889

Why do you ask? I was just mulling over my "typical medieval household" spiel for the MOPs this year and I got to thinking that I don't know when the first fireplace, in terms of in a wall with some form of chimney structure, came into being. I did an internet search but couldn't think how to phras...
by Wiblick
Tue May 16, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: From Hearth to Chimney, when?
Replies: 9
Views: 1889

From Hearth to Chimney, when?

Has anyone any idea when chimneys were first built? When they came into general use, everywhere, rural homes of ordinary people, not just townhouses or castles.

When would 'everyone' be living with a chimney stack rather than a central hearth on the floor.
by Wiblick
Thu May 11, 2006 12:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mdieval Fingerloop Braids
Replies: 26
Views: 3564

arrived on Monday, 8th, here in Dublin.

Lovely book.

Nervous laughter though at the thought of my making any of the braids.
by Wiblick
Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:38 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Disc Brooches for Hastings
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

excellent, thanks.

The Clankie one and I couldn't get over from Dublin for the market is that any reason to TORTURE me???
by Wiblick
Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Disc Brooches for Hastings
Replies: 2
Views: 1246

Disc Brooches for Hastings

I know there have been 11th C finds of disc brooches so I'm going to assume their suitability for Hastings, but where do I buy one??

Wiblick
by Wiblick
Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:21 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: The Great Start Up debate
Replies: 42
Views: 17139

wellies!!! oh no! vile! I was just thinking of something a little less precious than my timber heels to wear around camp. We're going to Belgium for a 3 day event and I fear they will get destroyed.
by Wiblick
Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: The Great Start Up debate
Replies: 42
Views: 17139

boots for Civilians

would start-up boots be okay for civilians or farm workers, surely everyone wasn't wearing shoes???
by Wiblick
Fri Feb 24, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Kings of the Wild Frontier.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4274

Foxe

my PM to you won't leave my outbox, can you mail me at

wiblick at yahoo dot com

for info

Aoife/Wiblick
by Wiblick
Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:28 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Kings of the Wild Frontier.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4274

Steve, I think 1720-30 is about as late as I'm really interested in going (1690-1700 is my preferred choice), so if there's any advances in that sort of era then please keep me informed. Foxe [edit, apologies I think you are interested purely in the Colonial side of the period, anyway I'll leave th...
by Wiblick
Wed Feb 15, 2006 9:21 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to sew
Replies: 17
Views: 3744

I go by the "if it won't be seen, machine" rule of thumb, all hems (even the 12ft ones), cuffs and necklines are hand finished. Not by me of course, I have my sister make all my kit.

Wiblick
by Wiblick
Wed Feb 08, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Soft Kit for Hastings
Replies: 11
Views: 2827

cross post Wimples

Debbie or anyone, will you be doing wimples?

http://www.revivalclothing.com/catpages/cat_wimple.htm

$32 for a $20 wimple just seems a bit backwards. Or are these hood ones not good for Hastings? Should I just swathe a length of fabric about my head??
by Wiblick
Tue Jan 24, 2006 11:45 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: New Patterns
Replies: 0
Views: 1137

New Patterns

Thought this might be of interest to people here. Kass Mc Gann is creating a new line up of patterns for 1680 - 1720 and has released the first few patterns for pre-order

http://www.reconstructinghistory.com/pa ... order.html
by Wiblick
Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo Saxon Embroidery patterns
Replies: 31
Views: 10024

Thanks Karen, that's excellent.

Thought people might be interested to know that DMC are doing linen embroidery thread, I think some of the colours would be good authentic matches to natural dyes.

I bought mine from here

http://www.sewandso.co.uk/ran1892-0.html

Wiblick
by Wiblick
Thu Jan 19, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Soft Kit for Hastings
Replies: 11
Views: 2827

Hi all thanks for the info John Watson of shieldsandshoes mailed me, they won't be doing shoes for a while, he's going to update the website to reflect that soon. So I'm going to go with Kevin Garlick as he has my measurements for another 17C pair that I'm getting done. I'm just glad that I'm super ...
by Wiblick
Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Soft Kit for Hastings
Replies: 11
Views: 2827

All my shoes to date have been from Kevin, I didn't realise he did Anglo Saxon, will revisit his website today.

Wiblick
by Wiblick
Fri Jan 13, 2006 5:10 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Soft Kit for Hastings
Replies: 11
Views: 2827

Have contacted John Watson, will try the others if he doesn't get back to me

thanks

Wiblick
by Wiblick
Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:06 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: robe a la francaise 1760
Replies: 17
Views: 3382

He's mine I tell you mine!

Incredible work....

who gets to wear that dress?
by Wiblick
Fri Jan 13, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Soft Kit for Hastings
Replies: 11
Views: 2827

Soft Kit for Hastings

Can people/traders tell me where I can get good/authentic shoes for Hastings.

Also are any traders specialising in 'Hastings Kit'?

Wiblick
by Wiblick
Fri Sep 02, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Trimming a cote (cyrtel/kirtle) to extend length
Replies: 1
Views: 1740

Trimming a cote (cyrtel/kirtle) to extend length

Posting for a friend, no really! She washed a cote that she had bought and it shrunk and now she needs to know if it is acceptable to trim the hem with a wideish band of fabric to get it back to toe length. Unfortunately there is no deep hem to let down. Should the trim, if allowed, contrast the mai...
by Wiblick
Fri Sep 02, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C12th Dress project from fleece to garment
Replies: 13
Views: 4406

I should have clarified and used "headrail" rather than wimple, but most sites refer to wimples with the concept of "headrail" buried somewhat.

Anyway ta muchly again.
by Wiblick
Wed Aug 31, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C12th Dress project from fleece to garment
Replies: 13
Views: 4406

Wiblick, I wear a small cap which ties at the nape of the neck, pin the headrail at the front and above your ears, then just wrap the rest around my shoulders like a shawl. You can pin it on the shoulder and all the way through to your dress if it helps - but make sure you have enough slack to turn...
by Wiblick
Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C12th Dress project from fleece to garment
Replies: 13
Views: 4406

Thanks for the info Dingo, I won't be fighting so I'll be holding the keys & wallet for the day hence the need for the bag. Gina I was specifically thinking of pouches for 1066. How is the lacing attached/achieved, do we think it is just a set of parallel couched holes in the body of the dress w...
by Wiblick
Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C12th Dress project from fleece to garment
Replies: 13
Views: 4406

it's a great dress isn't it? I'm fairly happy with what I have for Hastings next year, just need to get suitable trim and a apair of shoes, who should I be buying them from? Oh and a bag, I need a bag... there's been talk on the Hastings list about shoulder bags etc. but I've yet to see an image or ...
by Wiblick
Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Wiblick - in all her glory
Replies: 2
Views: 2375

Wiblick - in all her glory

as I say not authentic kit and before I let myself go... now that's saying something...

right well that's me... I'm all squishy! it's not working, that'll do for now and I'll post something else another day...

Go to advanced search