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by Wiblick
Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Stays
Replies: 8
Views: 1191

simple stays like those from thehcc are good for 18th C but probably not for 19th when you get a different shape entirely for stays, and that changes drastically as the century goes on.

http://thehcc.co.uk/main.htm

http://thehcc.co.uk/images/cpics/c105l.jpg

they are £65.
by Wiblick
Mon Apr 02, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Men's clothing circa 1507
Replies: 4
Views: 1019

this may also suit if you plan to make yourself

http://www.reconstructinghistory.com/in ... &p=163&r=Y
by Wiblick
Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: WWII Women's Civilian
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

Thanks again I seem to be getting sorted. But this is something ongoing, we're testing the waters this year with a couple of events. Originally I was supposed to do Russian NKVD officer but I figure civillian kit will be more use to me long term. We're taking on far too much by doing another time pe...
by Wiblick
Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:48 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Mansfield Park
Replies: 29
Views: 3081

I've watched 2/3rds - although it's a fun adaptation I can't seem to watch it. Probably because the General's booting out scene is coming soon. The Clankie One thinks it's hilarious. Will be brave and watch the rest tonight and report back. I'm dreading Persuasion as it's my favourite Austen.
by Wiblick
Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: WWII Women's Civilian
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

Thanks everyone. Luckily my first event is not until September so plenty of time to source everything.
by Wiblick
Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: WWII Women's Civilian
Replies: 9
Views: 1415

WWII Women's Civilian

Any body know of anyone making women's clothing for WWII, looking for a simple, long sleeved (half sleeved) day dress, god knows I won't fit into the vintage stuff.

Easy enough to get underpinnings etc but no where seems to be doing repro clothing.

Thanks

Aoife
by Wiblick
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18thC activities
Replies: 13
Views: 2250

Lucetting is the first thing that comes to mind.

http://www.woodedhamlet.com/howto_advic ... nstruc.htm

http://www.thelucet.co.uk/

although people say it was used in medieval and even viking times I reserve my use of it for 17th & 18th Century.
by Wiblick
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 8959

Great. I plan to keep one pair for my sacque back that I *am* going have made and the others will do for my posher late 16th & 17th C kit.
by Wiblick
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 8959

just posting to say I'm still interested in at least 2 pairs for myself. These'll cross a fair few periods won't they? Or are the aimed at a particular period - not that it makes much difference to me as I do most periods, just need to know what to wear them for.
by Wiblick
Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Mansfield Park
Replies: 29
Views: 3081

Oh - I had hoped to see Becoming Jane. Is it not worth while? Well certainly go see it, then we can bitch about it together... except it's quite forgettable and I'm struggling to think what I thought of it! I dunno, it was simply dull... as one reviewer said they took Jane's life, overlayed it with...
by Wiblick
Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Mansfield Park
Replies: 29
Views: 3081

kinda dull. Billie at least had the decency not to smile too much, unlike whatshername in the latest P&P movie. The bundle placed at the feet of Mrs Norris in the coach, that interested me, the use of 'runaway' type bundles as hand luggage, but perhaps it was just her lunch? Becoming Jane was li...
by Wiblick
Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pure silk stockings
Replies: 78
Views: 8959

yes I'd be interested in a couple of pairs at the very least. Keep me updated.
by Wiblick
Fri Feb 09, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Real Weaves
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Have the book. It is good... I assume it is because I really don't understand what they are talking about half the time, especially all the technical jargon regarding weaves and thread counts and warps and wefts and such. It's basically a catalogue of archaeological finds. I must cross reference the...
by Wiblick
Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Authentic Colour?
Replies: 31
Views: 2785

Thanks will contact him. Won't be at NLHF but I think he was at Bosworth or Blore last year so might catch up with him at one of those this year.
by Wiblick
Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Authentic Colour?
Replies: 31
Views: 2785

sally wrote:I'm often a bit torn, because on one hand as a dyer I know damn well we can have a huge range of colours, and yet I also feel we underrepresent good natural fleece shades. .


I'd love to get my hands on some natural fleece fabric. Do you know of any suppliers?
by Wiblick
Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:08 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Real Weaves
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Real Weaves

http://www.medievaltextiles.org/gallery/gallery.html so would all of these have been used as clothing? I mean could I walk around in a kirtle made in any these weaves? (the 15thC ones), or a tunic/cote for the earlier periods? they're quite outlandish compared to most of what we see but I'm thinking...
by Wiblick
Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: TALES FROM THE GREEN VALLEY
Replies: 2
Views: 867

already have the DVD and have watched it more than thrice and made a fool of myself gushing to Stuart Peachy at Blore I think it was... tell Peter we want a book!
by Wiblick
Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Vegetables, Herbs, Dyeplants etc.
Replies: 17
Views: 3710

wow I see Etty's have a timeline. Brilliant.
by Wiblick
Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Vegetables, Herbs, Dyeplants etc.
Replies: 17
Views: 3710

Vegetables, Herbs, Dyeplants etc.

Tequila Head posted The white (Kuttiger) carrots can be ordered from: http://www.organiccatalog.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1425 She believes that the Spanish Black carrots are the ones to get: http://www.thomasetty.co.uk/vegetables/index.html Thomas Etty seem to be a very good source o...
by Wiblick
Mon Jul 24, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Patterns for English Civil War clothing (17th century)
Replies: 20
Views: 4520

That said, that's entirely based on the pictures on the website, and it could purely be that the person who designed the covers can't draw very well!! this thread is old but in case any one else is reading it I feel I should chime in and say that Kass's patterns are historically accurate, she has i...
by Wiblick
Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Tailor Book and Website
Replies: 14
Views: 2586

bumping because I'll be placing my order for the book this week, as soon as paypal starts behaving for me.

Also to note that the authors will be doing full sized patterns to match the ones in the book and are looking for feedback on their website.

http://www.tudortailor.com/
by Wiblick
Tue Jul 04, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Stuart Peachy - where are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

I got a last minute job to do a spice and posh food display next Wednesday for 17th C but I think it might be ongoing.

Wow the man himself!!! I'm such a huge fan of Tales from the Green Valley... I may faint!
by Wiblick
Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:42 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Stuart Peachy - where are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Caliver books to the rescue....
by Wiblick
Tue Jul 04, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Stuart Peachy - where are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 1457

Stuart Peachy - where are you?

Anyone any idea where I might get Stuart Peachy's books? Anywhere selling them online that accepts credit cards?

Anyoen going to Tewkes who maybe stocks them...

oh will go check Caliver books....
by Wiblick
Tue Jul 04, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Medieval Group Bunratty 1 & 2 July - know who they are?
Replies: 4
Views: 1438

It was a multi-period medieval show so there were several groups there, from what I can see it was Fingal Living History Society Leinster Re-enactment group Clann Ulaidh I know there were a couple of people from England over... and the falconers are falconers in kit rather than re-enactors per se I ...
by Wiblick
Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Homespun Linen -V- Homespun Wool
Replies: 9
Views: 1391

see that was my opinion too... wool as a far more viable cottage industry. I'm just trying to get some hard facts so as I convince someone that yes while wool was labour intensive linen was even more so and that resources would have be diverted to produce the same amount of cloth in a year. And in a...
by Wiblick
Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:47 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Homespun Linen -V- Homespun Wool
Replies: 9
Views: 1391

Homespun Linen -V- Homespun Wool

Dear all can anyone comment on the relative ease with which wool would have been produced at home compared to linen - timeline 400 - 1400. I'm getting the impression that wool would have been easier to produce at home but can anyone point me in the direction of books or websites to prove this. I rea...
by Wiblick
Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: new Viking Clothing book
Replies: 12
Views: 3109

I suppose we can let them have SOME space.... men.... You are right though, they have been ignored, it's all been about the 'apron dress' up until now. oh funny.... it looks like so much more when you look at the page numbers. Well I shall have to read the book properly before I make any more commen...
by Wiblick
Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: new Viking Clothing book
Replies: 12
Views: 3109

thank you!

actually I meant you were very bad to make the section on women's clothing so much shorter than that on the men's, there are pages and pages about men's kit!
by Wiblick
Tue Jun 20, 2006 12:32 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: new Viking Clothing book
Replies: 12
Views: 3109

I eventually ditched the idea of photographing reconstructions, because I think that leaves more room for interpretation from each reader. Best wishes, Thor But I'm USELESS at interpretation! I'll be happy to listen to anyone's intepretation of the women's section. Are we talking only two layers of...

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