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by Wiblick
Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: First or Third Person LH?
Replies: 44
Views: 7147

To make first person work, though, you do need that introduction that Shugbrough had. That puts the responsability on the visitor to accept the performance and warns them what to expect. that type of distancing of the public from the performer would make it work, through heading off unwanted types ...
by Wiblick
Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Teracotta dishes - how horribly wrong are they?
Replies: 15
Views: 4549

likewise. Sorry not to have responded sooner - just got moved to a new job in work. That tudor man is SICK I tell you SICK! Will make an attempt. I was looking for a cheat I admit it, I know pies were made freestanding... but I should at least know how to do the hand raised method if ever put on the...
by Wiblick
Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Teracotta dishes - how horribly wrong are they?
Replies: 15
Views: 4549

Teracotta dishes - how horribly wrong are they?

or are they? I just bought a nice teracotta pie dish (circular, 8 1/2" diameter, 2" deep)and made a deep apple pie in it today and (having watched Tales from the Green Valley again) got to thinking about the pies I could make to bring to events... In period they seem to be made free standi...
by Wiblick
Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:03 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crepe Ribbon For Mourning
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Thanks so much for the replies. The scenario is American Civil War - the guys need black armbands as a member of a group we are affiliated with passed away recently and they want to wear black armbands as a mark of respect at our first event (so a bit of a mix of authentic & modern sentiment). I...
by Wiblick
Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:50 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crepe Ribbon For Mourning
Replies: 6
Views: 1192

Crepe Ribbon For Mourning

I have to have made several ribbon armbands (we're just going to tie them on one size fits all) and streamers for our flags for mourning. 1860s for my ACW group. Should I bother even searching for crepe ribbon (have tried with no success this morning), or just go for 2" (50mm) wide 'silk' ribbo...
by Wiblick
Tue Mar 18, 2008 12:46 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Sailor's Clothing on ebay
Replies: 1
Views: 1510

Sailor's Clothing on ebay

http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZkass1013

might be of interest to some.
by Wiblick
Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric for a regency outfit
Replies: 43
Views: 7591

Reconstructing History have just released a Regency Line

http://www.reconstructinghistory.com/mi ... 1&w=24&r=Y

I believe they'll be available from Meekins at TORM this weekend.

Aoife
by Wiblick
Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: History of the Fur Muff- Help Pls
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

perfectly work safe!
http://www.muffdivingclub.ie/

Miranda, see you at Bunratty in June! Although I'm not sure you're entirely welcome sans the sweetie shop in my opinion!
by Wiblick
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: History of the Fur Muff- Help Pls
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

I shall certainly be doing so at the earliest opportunity! I also insist Miranda sell them as Snoskyns and not muffs!

a search in google books using muff and the second book mentioned above allows you see the page in question with a picture.
by Wiblick
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: History of the Fur Muff- Help Pls
Replies: 12
Views: 2387

according to one review of a book called Pelleteries, manchons, et chapeaux de castor: Les fourrures nord-americaines a Paris, 1500-1632 reviewed in The Journal of American History March 2001 the muff was an innovation of 1580ish. The second half of the book is a historv of the consumption and produ...
by Wiblick
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Period dye colors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2957

with discretion this dye swatch may also be useful to people, I say discretion because I believe they use some 'new world' dyes for their later period Renaissance Swatch http://www.renaissancedyeing.com/store_crewel_swatch-cards/ I have some of their skeins and they seem to have lot numbers on them ...
by Wiblick
Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tyrian Purple - whelk dye
Replies: 19
Views: 3688

Perfect Kate, thank you, ordered!
by Wiblick
Mon Mar 03, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Period dye colors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2957

I usually PM Moira (Tinctoria) through here, her handle is Phoebe. I think you should be able to search members for her. I was in contact with her last week via PM.
by Wiblick
Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: New interpretation of how Rus-vikings dressed
Replies: 20
Views: 4531

the position of the brooches notwithstanding, what do people make of the garment interpretation, the lack of apron dress. And how do you think it's arranged, it seems to be red dress, chemise, trained capey thing... or do you think the red dress is sleeves attached to the inside of the white garment...
by Wiblick
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tyrian Purple - whelk dye
Replies: 19
Views: 3688

thanks for the replies. Will do some more research/experimentation.
by Wiblick
Mon Feb 25, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tyrian Purple - whelk dye
Replies: 19
Views: 3688

which dylon will reproduce the colours and I will gladly let the little whelkies go on their merry way!
by Wiblick
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tyrian Purple - whelk dye
Replies: 19
Views: 3688

Tyrian Purple - whelk dye

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyrian_purple

I'm particularly interested in the non-purple type colours achieveable. They look more like pinks and reds to me.

Has anyone dyed with dog whelks?

Would love to get/buy some swatches.

Aoife
by Wiblick
Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Period dye colors?
Replies: 16
Views: 2957

I third the recommendation of Phoebe's dye sample packs, I've had marvellous fun comparing her swatches with commercial fabric swatches I've gotten from various fabric companies and have come up with some really good matches. I match them against linen as well, I know linen couldn't really achieve t...
by Wiblick
Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wooden Buttons (13th - 15th Century)
Replies: 26
Views: 2480

MOL dress accessories book


which I have... so I'll just go look in there, spend money on a book and I never think to consult it first! :oops:

Thanks

Aoife
by Wiblick
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wooden Buttons (13th - 15th Century)
Replies: 26
Views: 2480

I'm reviving this post to ask about flat buttons in the 'medieval' period. Shall we say 14th & 15th Centuries. Found this site listing plenty of flat buttons mostly copper alloy http://sccwww1.southampton.gov.uk/archaeology/search.asp?do_search=true&classification=&refine_classification=...
by Wiblick
Sun Feb 10, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Claimed
Replies: 0
Views: 1213

Claimed

Claimed Hi all don't know whatever possessed me to purchase this book, I can neither sing nor read music. The Oxford Book of English Madrigals. Amazon link for info: http://www.amazon.com/Oxford-Book-English-Madrigals/dp/0193436647/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1202657191&sr=8-2 Will a...
by Wiblick
Wed Feb 06, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 24577

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/economicHistory/GEHN/HELSINKIMazzaoui.pdf I'll still stick to advising my group who portray Viking Age and 15thC to steer clear of cotton, as none of us portray nobility and blends are a little beyond them. If I tell them to stick to linen & wool with some silk t...
by Wiblick
Tue Feb 05, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 24577

I'll let someone more knowledgeable give you the definitive answer but as far as I know 'cotton' was also a way of finishing cloth and may not refer to cotton as we know it in the assizes.

I would imagine it was rarer than silk.
by Wiblick
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pewter Buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

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


well DOH!! why didn't I think of them this week...
by Wiblick
Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pewter Buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 1235

many many people will make you pewter buttons, there are several suppliers you could use, it depends what era you want them for. Steve Millingham does Medieval http://www.pewterreplicas.com/dept.asp?id=37 and all of the american colonial sutlers do 1750s types. http://www.threefeatherspewter.com/ ht...
by Wiblick
Fri Jan 18, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Celtic group
Replies: 6
Views: 1634

very nice. Good Luck.
by Wiblick
Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where to Buy? Metallic Lace
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Thank you so much all. I will check out all those avenues. I got fixated on finding gold metallic and didn't really, really look at the styling of the lace, but you're right, every example really has a more open weave. This was the jacket I looked at http://www.mfa.org/collections/search_art.asp?rec...
by Wiblick
Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where to Buy? Metallic Lace
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Where to Buy? Metallic Lace

I was going to buy this lace http://www.mjtrim.com/Catalog/Product/247/27765/27765.aspx to put along the bottom edge, neckline of my new jacobean jacket, but at 40 dollars for postage it doesn't seem worth it ordering the 3 yards I'd need Have searched and searched and can't find anywhere doing even...
by Wiblick
Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: What's in Season
Replies: 6
Views: 2139

I posted this message and then got distracted by pomanders & still rooms, but this is something I want to get back to in the New Year.

That does seem to be the best & most 'local' of the what's in season websites, thanks.
by Wiblick
Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Clove covered oranges and Pomanders
Replies: 26
Views: 5393

Christmas post being what it is I only got my pomander things from Sally & Steve Millingham today and yesterday, a great pity but my own fault for taking a notion so late in the year. Now just waiting on my lamp shaped pomander case from Peter Crossman and the initial flurry is done with. Going ...

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