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by Wiblick
Tue Dec 11, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: What's in Season
Replies: 6
Views: 2066

What's in Season

I've tried purchasing various books to find out what's truly in season - you know to get an idea of what would have been available to medieval types. But these books, they mention turkey! and all sorts of other things that are no good to me. Suppose I'll just have to sit down and sift through it. Fr...
by Wiblick
Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Clove covered oranges and Pomanders
Replies: 26
Views: 5283

of course all would have been solved if I'd just taken a moment to look at Sally's book The Artifice of Beauty which I do own!

Show confirmed as early 17th C so a change of costume and not much else, can't really have my 17th C spices as they are mostly introduced post 1650... oh well.

Aoife
by Wiblick
Sun Dec 09, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Clove covered oranges and Pomanders
Replies: 26
Views: 5283

Hey Cat!

yep, have ordered some starter things from Sally with a view to ordering a small display worth of stuff in the New Year for the season.

Won't be seeing you until Tewkers next year. Will PM you.


Aoife
by Wiblick
Sat Dec 08, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Clove covered oranges and Pomanders
Replies: 26
Views: 5283

Vicky you darling! I've only found 2 replicas so far a pewter one from Steve Millingham and a kinda dodgy mary rose one - which comes with modern bead things, and seems to be in various places at various prices

Aoife
by Wiblick
Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Clove covered oranges and Pomanders
Replies: 26
Views: 5283

yes indeed, happened on your website during my search on the net... pming you frantically.
by Wiblick
Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Clove covered oranges and Pomanders
Replies: 26
Views: 5283

excellent. Because I have decided that pomanders are going to be the theme of my 2008 spice display. People still ask me to do it so I need to make it new for me. I shall look forward to seeing the book. Now does Tod of todsstuff do a pomander... shopping time! (the only real reason to develop new t...
by Wiblick
Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Clove covered oranges and Pomanders
Replies: 26
Views: 5283

yes indeed when searching for the Mary Rose one I came across your list of images (really you just bowl me over!). I'm happy enough that I can say that the Mary Rose one kinda looks like a clove studded orange. And I've just come across the SCA's cloven fruit game, forewarned is forearmed :wink: , w...
by Wiblick
Fri Dec 07, 2007 7:52 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Clove covered oranges and Pomanders
Replies: 26
Views: 5283

Sally thanks SO much.
by Wiblick
Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Clove covered oranges and Pomanders
Replies: 26
Views: 5283

thanks, really appreciate the info. I've been doing a spice display for about two years now as my LH display and I'm getting really bored with it, just trying to inject some newness into it for my sanity. I am without crafting ability! (thinking of a Cabinet of Wonder for 17thC and an Alchemist's Di...
by Wiblick
Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Clove covered oranges and Pomanders
Replies: 26
Views: 5283

Clove covered oranges and Pomanders

so is it oh so Victorian or even later to do this or is there any earlier period evidence for people sticking cloves in citrus fruits? I plan to do them anyway as apparently they make a good moth repellant but I have a Christmas show coming up (either 15th C or 17th C, period as yet undecided) and w...
by Wiblick
Tue Oct 16, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Matches - lighting fires before their invention
Replies: 32
Views: 6572

Matches - lighting fires before their invention

So I spent 2 hours this morning lying awake pondering this question.

before matches were invented in the 19th Century, were people still using flint and steel to light a fire? (assuming they had no access to another fire)

This was fascinating between 4 and 6 this morning.
by Wiblick
Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:59 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 14269

we use two for the dogs to lie on, we get grass....
by Wiblick
Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Wild Food
Replies: 1
Views: 745

Likewise a touch disappointed with the book. For me there were too many references to other cultures. I'm glad he stuck with early hunter-gatherer stuff as too many of the seasonal/native foods books refer to things that are either introduced or entirely non-native. Not enough on hunting and small a...
by Wiblick
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A sack frock.
Replies: 25
Views: 3005

well at least I now know where to go for my "I'm not getting married" dress.

Very nice.
by Wiblick
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Camp followers
Replies: 10
Views: 2880

camp followers weren't just women but you might find this article of interest, the 1810-1900 era is the very tail end of the camp follower phenomena but is covered to an extent in the article

http://www.assostoria.it/Armisovrano/Hacker-Vining.pdf

Aoife
by Wiblick
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: First or Third Person LH?
Replies: 44
Views: 6990

I have a strong aversion to first person as both a potential performer and as an audience member. First person makes me cringe on every level. I hate trying to do it and I hate seeing it done. Scripted stage acting is a whole other ball game. Third person pontification for me. A poll, do a poll! Aoife
by Wiblick
Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:02 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: LANARK, ON BOSWORTH WEEKEND, IS GOING AHEAD
Replies: 16
Views: 2914

we're part of an Irish group coming over, up at 6 tomorrow, drive to Belfast, ferry, then drive from Stranraer to Lanark. Looking forward to the show, our first time doing it.
by Wiblick
Thu May 31, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Saxon headcovering dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

Creamy yellow nun's veiling arrived today... gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous and so FINE. I have enough for a headrail and a head wrap for 15thC. May even use the long strip left over from the headrail as trim. Beautiful stuff.
by Wiblick
Fri May 25, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Saxon headcovering dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

www.wolfintextiles.co.uk it's not the cheapest option in the world, but it's gorgeous... and makes fab veils (speaking from experience, cos mine is made of it) Just spoke to them! Such lovely people. and it works out at around €20 a meter which is still way cheaper than I could get anything in Dubl...
by Wiblick
Fri May 25, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Saxon headcovering dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

yep that's the re-enactorism I meant..... yeah I won't be doing that. Reminds me of when I was in a play in primary school, I was playing a character from an Irish myth and I had a headband and a wedding dress on! for veils I recommend nice lightweight woollen nun's veiling - fabulous stuff immedia...
by Wiblick
Thu May 24, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Saxon headcovering dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

oh Maerwynn thanks for that.... everyone here moans at me for wanting a 120" wimple, now I can get it made even longer!

Are you wearing silk or linen, and if linen what weight, the lightest I can find easily online is 3.5oz.
by Wiblick
Wed May 23, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Saxon headcovering dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

ah I take the super lazy option at the moment. Sit headrail on head so as sides hang down evenly, throw each end over the opposite shoulder, the weight of the fabric allows it to sit quite well. I tuck the ends into my belt or tie a small knot as though I am tying a hankerchief hat tying two of the ...
by Wiblick
Tue May 15, 2007 4:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Saxon headcovering dimensions
Replies: 14
Views: 1193

from what I've read a headrail should be about 90" (up to 120) by 22" the accepted medieval width of fabric. But perhaps they were pieced and so not just the standard width, I don't know. I'm probably going to make mine wider and the full 120 inch length... because I know for later periods...
by Wiblick
Fri May 04, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Saying Good-Bye.
Replies: 8
Views: 2128

Moi aussi and everyone will vouch I'm not the teary sort, and of course I don't even know the guy, but such a lovely funeral.
by Wiblick
Wed May 02, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Girlie dresses thread
Replies: 26
Views: 2191

Darn I'm too short for it (5ft 2) but sound about the right size.... and I even do the time period! With regard to Reconstructing History patterns, they are good... the design of the covers is due to change from the cartoon type graphics to photos of the made up garments last I heard. Please don't l...
by Wiblick
Tue May 01, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sword beads?
Replies: 16
Views: 3118

I'm bored at work and find this most intriguing - and I'm sure it will very quickly become a necessary trinket for any self respecting sword toting dark ager. So start making them! (I'm really waiting for you to make those massively big beads they find on Time Team digs) From Arms and Armor Helmut N...
by Wiblick
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Interpretation of the Hangerok
Replies: 3
Views: 1412

Interpretation of the Hangerok

Can anyone help me understand the intepretation of the hangerok http://www.vikingsonline.org.uk/resources/authenticity/female_clothing/index.htm The drawings are a little busy so I'm wondering about the apron dress... it's actually a 2 part garment in so far as the "apron" is in fact open ...
by Wiblick
Fri Apr 13, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Textiles 3
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Medieval Textiles 3

I just got notification from Amazon that Medieval Textiles 3 is ready for pre-order, although I will probably order from the publisher when the time comes http://www.boydell.co.uk/43832917.HTM Contents 1 Cushioning Medieval Life: Domestic Textiles in Anglo-Saxon England Elizabeth Coatsworth 2 A Matt...
by Wiblick
Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice on trading displays and presentation standards
Replies: 23
Views: 2634

As a buyer I'm just waiting to see where you'll be trading this year!

And although I'm eager to add beads to many an ensemble I'm utterly ignorant so will be relying on you to have a "this bead is from X date and is made from Y" label on everything.
by Wiblick
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Norwegian Medieval Clothing
Replies: 9
Views: 2922

Norwegian Medieval Clothing

This was translated on a Yahoo list I belong to. I love the madder gathered kirtle and was fascinated by mention of a drawstring shift in the 1300s, drawstring shifts usually being such an anathema in re-enactment circles. Here follows the translation of an interview with Marianne Vedeler about her ...

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