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by moosiemoosiegander
Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 46364

In defence of women on the battlefield for the medieval period, women did used to go with their partners to war and on the whole the situation was generally more liberated as I am led to understand. Also, from a safety point of view, people in dresses are definitely and distinctively non-combatants ...
by moosiemoosiegander
Fri Mar 10, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 46364

Personally, when water carrying I find a discreet 'You ok?' tends to work wonders. No answer and then further investigation is needed, blood trickling out accompanied by funny bubbling noises and a first aider is called! It's not hard to be discreet and still help out. If you guys have this beef wit...
by moosiemoosiegander
Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 46364

O.K. Another pet beef. When I have just done my very best to do a really extra heroic dramatic death on the crowd line, don't stroll over and shout 'eh love - do you want some water' 'come on love 'ave some water' Having been a water carrier for many years, I just thought I'd come to our defence on...
by moosiemoosiegander
Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:50 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Subtleties
Replies: 23
Views: 4030

Right you are TG, glad to help in any way I can. Really glad you found a course - where is it? It's not so much that oil gilding is difficult, just drawn out when you have to make a section for beneath it: mould your compo, layer the gesso, saaaaand the gesso, put the bole on....Brain numbing!! I wo...
by moosiemoosiegander
Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Subtleties
Replies: 23
Views: 4030

Heya Temporary Guy Unfortunately, I don't know of any short courses vailable for gilding etc. I'm a conservator by trade and so did some gilding at uni. I got water gilding off ok, but never really got the hang of oil gilding onto gesso and bole, partially because it's so damn boring (I never said t...
by moosiemoosiegander
Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Subtleties
Replies: 23
Views: 4030

Did you have to use a gilder's tip and soforth to gild your works of art, or did you find a simpler way of doing it?

I think they're great, by the way!
by moosiemoosiegander
Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Soup
Replies: 18
Views: 5098

Here's a nice recipe from the Forme of Cury for Chebolace, or Savoury Green Soup (transcribed very workably in the Pleyn Delit cookery book by Constance B. Hieatt, Brenda Hosington and Sharon Butler) 2-3 bunches of spring onions 2lbs spinach or other green leafy vegetable Sprigs of parsley and other...
by moosiemoosiegander
Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:30 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Soup
Replies: 18
Views: 5098

Here's a nice recipe from the Forme of Cury for Chebolace, or Savoury Green Soup (transcribed very workably in the Pleyn Delit cookery book by Constance B. Hieatt, Brenda Hosington and Sharon Butler) 2-3 bunches of spring onions 2lbs spinach or other green leafy vegetable Sprigs of parsley and other...
by moosiemoosiegander
Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Thanks Cal
Replies: 9
Views: 2282

Thankee thankee for this spiffy new food forum! Just what the chef ordered, oh yes!
by moosiemoosiegander
Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:04 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Thanks Cal
Replies: 9
Views: 2282

Thankee thankee for this spiffy new food forum! Just what the chef ordered, oh yes!
by moosiemoosiegander
Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: needlecases
Replies: 13
Views: 3046

I have one that I got an absolute age ago off Kay on the assurance that it was authentic, but I have never found a source for it myself. I'd be incredibly interested if anyone can come up with anything.
by moosiemoosiegander
Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 17959

Rosary, fair enough, I have one myself despite the lack of any religiousness whatsoever, but that tasteful wee item is a world away from the scrapyards that some people cart around with them! Ladies did, in fairness carry more things on their belts generally than men, but then again, that was also u...
by moosiemoosiegander
Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Herbs and Spices
Replies: 20
Views: 5241

Food forum gets my vote, definitely!
by moosiemoosiegander
Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: needlecases
Replies: 13
Views: 3046

What about those wee coffin shaped ones that Kay does, the ones with the circle of linen inside a leather case? I've got one of those and it's terribly handy and tends not to lose your stuff.
by moosiemoosiegander
Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:31 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 17959

I was at Warwick for the Battle of the Flags in 1996 or thereabouts, and I have to say that it was frighteningly violent. The competitiveness in WOTR re-enactment can be a problem as yes, it does lead some minority of people to play too rough either by fighting stupidly or not taking their hits, or ...
by moosiemoosiegander
Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Herbs and Spices
Replies: 20
Views: 5241

Brilliant site!
by moosiemoosiegander
Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: needlecases
Replies: 13
Views: 3046

The problem with stuff like that is that soft needlecases rarely survive in the archaeological weapons and small things like that are often missed out of pictoral sources, or are unidentifiable as to their definite use (but then, you know that!) Maybe this link will come in useful, some pics of hard...
by moosiemoosiegander
Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Which way do you hand sew?
Replies: 47
Views: 9489

Right to left for both seams and hemming, and for eyelet holes etc. I work clockwise. Right handed here, too.
by moosiemoosiegander
Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Drinking Bowls
Replies: 24
Views: 5184

Aah, I was referring to in the fieldS as in agricultural labour, rather than in the field.... :P Apologies for the misunderstanding. Even so, does the same argument not still apply, that the fluid would be contained in a sealed container for personal use, potable drinking stuff not necessarily alway...
by moosiemoosiegander
Wed Feb 22, 2006 3:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Drinking Bowls
Replies: 24
Views: 5184

Logially speaking though, would a worker in the fields not have something like a bottle or canteen rather than an open drinking vessel? How would they get the fluid in question out to the fields? Even assuming that there was a stream or similar nearby, water was very seldom drunk.