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Black colour begone! - A little help please

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:04 pm
by zauberdachs
I've just acquired a very nice set of joined hose from a friend of mine who is selling off his kit. The only problem is that they are made of black fabric.

I was wondering if there was a way of ether toning down the black to a grey or of altering the colour to something more acceptable.

Expert advice and suggestion would be appreciated,

thanks

Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:10 pm
by Sophia
Black is perfectly acceptable - there were many ways of obtaining black in Mediaeval period some cheaper than others.

If you are desperate to tone it down then you could risk using an oxygen bleach such as Ecover's Bleach Powder though this might weaken the fabric and the results will be patchy.

The other alternative is to hang them on the line in all weathers to get that really used look.

Soph :D

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:27 am
by Jenn
I would agree
it's having every piece of kit in black .. that would be unacceptable (with the usual caveats for the persona you are portraying - yes there are always some exceptions etc etc)besides most of your kit is respectable so I see no problem with you having black hose to be honest.

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:30 am
by zauberdachs
Jenn wrote:I would agree
it's having every piece of kit in black .. that would be unacceptable (with the usual caveats for the persona you are portraying - yes there are always some exceptions etc etc)besides most of your kit is respectable so I see no problem with you having black hose to be honest.


Thanks,

The other reason is years of taking the micky out of the Cad would be thrown back in my face... :oops:

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:15 pm
by Mad Mab
Nooo, you won't be The Beige Avenger anymore! :shock:

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:40 pm
by zauberdachs
Fear not, this is for my 15th century kit which has never been beige.

The avenger will continue!

Incidentally, what was the name of the BA's side kick?

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:56 pm
by Jenn
yes but all his stuff is black so my point still stands - besides there are so many other fun ways
Magic goblet anyone?

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:58 pm
by zauberdachs
Jenn wrote:yes but all his stuff is black so my point still stands - besides there are so many other fun ways
Magic goblet anyone?


Of course it stands, never said otherwise ;)

It would be thrown back in my face because I was mocking his blackness not the overall effect as I should have been...

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 2:17 pm
by Mad Mab
zauberdachs wrote:Fear not, this is for my 15th century kit which has never been beige.

The avenger will continue!

Incidentally, what was the name of the BA's side kick?


Well you have a choice of Non-Sequitor Girl or the Incredible Bulk (You wouldn't like him when he's hungry!) :wink:

Posted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:51 pm
by zauberdachs
Mad Mab wrote:
zauberdachs wrote:Fear not, this is for my 15th century kit which has never been beige.

The avenger will continue!

Incidentally, what was the name of the BA's side kick?


Well you have a choice of Non-Sequitor Girl or the Incredible Bulk (You wouldn't like him when he's hungry!) :wink:


:lol:

Don't forget the mole army!

Posted: Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:37 pm
by Mad Mab
zauberdachs wrote:
Mad Mab wrote:
zauberdachs wrote:Fear not, this is for my 15th century kit which has never been beige.

The avenger will continue!

Incidentally, what was the name of the BA's side kick?


Well you have a choice of Non-Sequitor Girl or the Incredible Bulk (You wouldn't like him when he's hungry!) :wink:


:lol:

Don't forget the mole army!


No, you can't rely on them. They'll do what they feel like and half of that is underground.