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by Grania
Mon Aug 30, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hand-made stays
Replies: 10
Views: 2452

Re: Hand-made stays

Gorgeous! Congratulations! You'll have to train me :)

I managed pockets over my holiday...not quite as impressive somehow :wasntme:
by Grania
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Detective work
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: Detective work

:) Enjoying it?
by Grania
Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Detective work
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Re: Detective work

Thanks :D I thought they must be more than an ordinary dressmaker - partly because of the owner in question...I'm working at Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk, home of the Bedingfeld family, so, yes, I didn't expect it to be anything exactly ordinary :D but couldn't for the life of me find any details. Thanks...
by Grania
Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Detective work
Replies: 5
Views: 795

Detective work

Hi all I'm currently volunteering at a National Trust property and have been given some detective work to do. In the collection of clothes etc at the property (I think on loan or something from a member of the family who's house it was/is) is an ornately embroidered jacket, apparently in a victorian...
by Grania
Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Do re-enactors REALLY look the part ?
Replies: 42
Views: 7289

Re: Do re-enactors REALLY look the part ?

Interesting thought, and I get your point - our culture has changed so that we are very different. However I think it is probably just a matter of learning to 'fit in' and taking up the habits necessary - taking your example of clothes, spent most of my time in very long skirts (when NOT re-enacting...
by Grania
Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cherries
Replies: 1
Views: 1773

Cherries

My group are doing a Georgian picnic at Stowe gardens on the 18th, and we've been asked to bring what suitable food we can. Now, at home we've just had a serious glut of cherries - in about an hour this evening 3 washing up bowls and climbing - and I was wondering, are there any recipes for cherries...
by Grania
Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th century medicine
Replies: 53
Views: 7263

Re: 13th century medicine

My apologies if I mis-read what people said :$ I suppose I'm far too used to having to criticise films. Sorry
by Grania
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th century medicine
Replies: 53
Views: 7263

Re: 13th century medicine

Fascinating stuff everyone...although I think I'm going to have to re-read it to get it all through my head. I vaguely remember reading a long time ago of a Roman antiseptic remedy..I think it was for eyes...that combined wine and honey, both being antiseptic....anyone got any ideas? A couple of peo...
by Grania
Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A motley crew of French Colonials.........
Replies: 10
Views: 2653

Re: A motley crew of French Colonials.........

Glad to hear it - you lads look great by the way, not that I need to add to what everyone else has said :D
by Grania
Thu Jun 17, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A motley crew of French Colonials.........
Replies: 10
Views: 2653

Re: A motley crew of French Colonials.........

Cowdray as in Midhurst, Sussex? cool! I'm there in August...how good a site is it?
by Grania
Sun May 09, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Reliable sources that don't break the bank
Replies: 9
Views: 1894

Re: Reliable sources that don't break the bank

:D Thanks folks, I'm just soooo glad I joined this forum :D
by Grania
Sat May 08, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Reliable sources that don't break the bank
Replies: 9
Views: 1894

Re: Reliable sources that don't break the bank

Hi :) I'm looking for a variety really. With most clothes my Mum and I will try and make them ourselves, so we're just after decent patterns, but we're neither of us that confident with our skills, and I get the impression that stays is something where it's important to get it absolutely right. Shoe...
by Grania
Sat May 08, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Reliable sources that don't break the bank
Replies: 9
Views: 1894

Reliable sources that don't break the bank

Hi folks I'm looking around for some decent reliable sources for 18th Century womens clothing. I've been given a few recommendations, but I just can't seem to find the right things. Does anyone know of anywhere I can find such things? I'm also in need of a suitable set of stays, as I've been borrowi...
by Grania
Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mrs F's new stays
Replies: 22
Views: 3716

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Gorgeous!...if you're after anyone to teach.. :wink:
by Grania
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Z's and gravestones???
Replies: 9
Views: 4166

Z's and gravestones???

Hi folks. This question is on behalf of a colleague at a museum where I work. The museum covers a number of periods, and has a Victorian kitchen. In one of the cupboards are a set of little cups with the alphabet on, and pictures to symbolise/illustrate the letters - for example the letter 'T' has p...
by Grania
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Girls, this one is for you!
Replies: 37
Views: 11512

Re: Girls, this one is for you!

Miss Costello wrote:

Lucy,I love those warning messages too....mine would have to read 'step away from the chocolate' :D

Kate


Yes, I think I'd probably need that one printed on my forehead :D

As for diet...it's a thought. Extreme weight loss or similar would certainly do it.
by Grania
Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Buttermilk
Replies: 13
Views: 3894

Re: Buttermilk

lucy the tudor wrote:Soda bread is great with buttermilk, don't think it's period, but yum!


Definitely, soda bread isn't the same without it! Just a shame you can only buy it is small amounts over here!
by Grania
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Girls, this one is for you!
Replies: 37
Views: 11512

Re: Girls, this one is for you!

Well, I admit I've resorted to telling people who've asked me in the past that it just isn't documented...not sure if I'm right though, I'd rather like to be proved wrong! My experience of 'academic texts' and the like however is that they're often far too boring and, more particularly, impractical,...
by Grania
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Buttermilk
Replies: 13
Views: 3894

Re: Buttermilk

I'm afraid this probably isn't much help to you, but just in case it is, I know buttermilk has been (and still is) widely used in traditional Irish recipes - it was certainly a popular drink for all classes in 16th etc century Ireland...

:? sorry, probably not a lot of help, but just in case.....
by Grania
Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: "Saxon" Clothing references?
Replies: 8
Views: 2128

Re: "Saxon" Clothing references?

Glad someone else has had to do harvard referencing....finishing off my uni assignments and it's driving me crazy :D
by Grania
Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:51 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Lever harps
Replies: 4
Views: 2660

Re: Lever harps

I thought that was probably the case. Thanks for confirming for me! :) Do you play? If so I'd be interested to hear your takes on the subject...I'm rather out of practice due to uni commitments and the fact that my dear friend and harp teacher has an 18 month old and another arriving shortly - I'm i...
by Grania
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Lever harps
Replies: 4
Views: 2660

Lever harps

Hi folks

I'm a harpist in training :) I play Celtic/folk harp and I've been wondering, regarding re-enactment...does anyone know when semi-tone levers started to be used (ie, changing an F string to Fsharp, you know what I mean) ? If anyone's got any ideas I'd be really interested. Thanks :)
by Grania
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Anglo Saxons at Stoke Museum
Replies: 11
Views: 3946

Re: Anglo Saxons at Stoke Museum

oakenshield wrote:i saw you fellas on my tellybox last night


Me too :D Why am I not surprised to find you guys on here :D
by Grania
Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Girls, this one is for you!
Replies: 37
Views: 11512

Re: Girls, this one is for you!

Thanks all. Nice to know I'm not the only one who has heard various theories. If any of you can find sources, I'd be really interested (it's always handy to know where information's come from). It's the small domestic stuff that I find really interesting.
by Grania
Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Girls, this one is for you!
Replies: 37
Views: 11512

Girls, this one is for you!

...Well, the men can try it if they like, but I'm assuming this question if for the females around here! (if you're easily embarrassed the following may be censored!) I have a question for those of you particularly who know about dress and domestic matters for women in the 16th century particularly ...
by Grania
Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 19871

Re: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?

I confess, due to seriously limited internet time I haven't read all of this thread so forgive me if these have already been suggested :) I'd have thought someone's probably suggested Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin novels, 20 of 'em starting with 'Master and Commander' (Nelson's Navy, for want of ...

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