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by Calendula
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I've got moths
Replies: 12
Views: 3196

Re: I've got moths

If you can get on top of them now, they won't be secretly beavering away, creating a worse infestation. Check your whole house as soon as you can, plus anything you have stored away. And then keep checking regularly.

Good luck!
by Calendula
Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I've got moths
Replies: 12
Views: 3196

Re: I've got moths

My sympathies - we've had an outbreak as well. They are a curse. Our whole house and loft are full of stuff and I had to check everything. Nightmare. My top tips - Know your enemy Hoover, hoover, hoover. Then hoover again. Keep hoovering. Buy HEPA filter hoover bags (try Espares for bargains), and t...
by Calendula
Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: History stuff for Kindle users
Replies: 3
Views: 2452

History stuff for Kindle users

All for less than two quid at the moment - but not for long. Worth a look if you use one of those infernal devices....... http://www.amazon.co.uk/No-Quarter-Given-Charles-ebook/dp/B007TV0R3I/ref=br_lf_m_1000694023_3_53_img?ie=UTF8&s=digital-text&pf_rd_p=358942107&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_...
by Calendula
Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots
Replies: 16
Views: 5001

Re: Looking For WW1 type Ammo boots

Medicus Matt wrote:

Oh thank you very much..]


I had to look and found those nice boots and .............. Leather cycle shoes! < swoon > :D
by Calendula
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Sellers of history-related items wanted please
Replies: 4
Views: 2482

Sellers of history-related items wanted please

For an event next year, I'm looking for companies to sell items related to history to the general public - ie, wooden/plastic swords, kids' dressing-up stuff, toys, etc etc - anything really. This would need to be a company who would actually sell stuff on a stall, not just a supplier. If anyone has...
by Calendula
Wed Dec 07, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Elizabethan ruff suppliers UK?
Replies: 10
Views: 3553

Re: Elizabethan ruff suppliers UK?

John Waller wrote:I can't remember the name but there was someone at TORM with a superb ruff and lace cuffs on their stall.


That was
http://www.white-rabbit-lynens.co.uk/
Beautiful work.
by Calendula
Fri Aug 05, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing projects
Replies: 105
Views: 27445

Re: Sewing projects

ladydetemps wrote:having trouble sourcing a busk.

http://www.venacavadesign.co.uk/Product ... tml?q=busk
:D
by Calendula
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Used clothing in the 18th century
Replies: 5
Views: 1541

Re: Used clothing in the 18th century

You can do a quick search here:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/maney/cos

Frustratingly the text isn't available unless you pay or have a sub, but it might help to be able to see the contents of each volume easily.
by Calendula
Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor bodice question
Replies: 12
Views: 2206

Re: Tudor bodice question

Also many of the patterns in the Tudor Tailor can be used for posh or basic clothing, depending on what fabric you choose. It's an excellent resource which will give you a lot of well-researched background info on the period as well.
by Calendula
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Seeking advice on finding and joining a group
Replies: 29
Views: 6250

Re: Seeking advice on finding and joining a group

foamcow wrote:


I'm a large fella with a beard )


You're in! :D :D
by Calendula
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Planning an Edwardian outfit- inspiration needed
Replies: 10
Views: 1637

Re: Planning an Edwardian outfit- inspiration needed

It is indeed - thanks again!
by Calendula
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 mattresses
Replies: 2
Views: 1598

Re: WW1 mattresses

Thanks hon - I'll pass the info on and PM you if necessary. :D
by Calendula
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 mattresses
Replies: 2
Views: 1598

WW1 mattresses

Posting this for a friend - she needs WW1 'biscuit' mattresses for a stage play. Any ideas where such things (repro, probably) may be sourced from?
by Calendula
Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing thread question -15th Century
Replies: 33
Views: 4541

Texere is also good for various linen and woolen threads (their Galway is quite fine):
http://www.texere-yarns.co.uk/texeresho ... pools.html
by Calendula
Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Newby questions
Replies: 15
Views: 2579

You say you don't want commercial patterns (yes, these are expensive) and Nigel has recommended The Cut of Men's Clothes, but that book, although excellent, isn't that easy to use if you are new to all this. Instead, get hold of HMA's little booklet, "Clothes of the Common Man part 2: Making th...
by Calendula
Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:56 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Shelter Deaths
Replies: 27
Views: 6270

Re: Shelter Deaths

Theotherone wrote:I lived in Bethnal Green for a few years and I knew about the tube stataion disaster there.


There's quite a lot of background info here if you are interested in that one:
http://www.stairwaytoheavenmemorial.org/gpage5.html
by Calendula
Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Silk and braid question
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

Thanks, both! :D
by Calendula
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Silk and braid question
Replies: 3
Views: 1213

Silk and braid question

A friend of mine would like a repro of the officer's sash (aka scarf)on the right in this portrait. I'm considering doing it for him myself but I've not worked much with silk - any clues as to what type I should be looking to get and who would be a good supplier? Thanks. Also, we can't decide if the...
by Calendula
Thu Apr 16, 2009 9:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: linen shirt
Replies: 10
Views: 1454

I've done quite a few shirts in unbleached linen from Ikea, which is about £3 a metre. Wears well and stands up to lots of washings, but is not posh wear!
by Calendula
Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Spangles
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Thanks Sally for trawling this up for me. I knew it had to be there somewhere...........
by Calendula
Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Spangles
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Spangles

Does anyone know who does proper metal spangles? These will be for a piece of lace.

Should there be anyone who will be at TORM, that would be excellent.

Thanks!
by Calendula
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Source for hand-made lace, tatting etc
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Izabela Zebrowska wrote:It is not as difficult as it looks at first, it is simply time consuming.


Agreed! An inch or so of lace can take a hour, depending on how complicated it is, and how wide. I love doing it, but it'll be a while before my collar edging is finished............:D
by Calendula
Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cavalier's costume from period of King Charles I
Replies: 13
Views: 3609

That John Lilburne had a lovely mullet! :D
by Calendula
Thu Sep 11, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 17th cent. collar
Replies: 6
Views: 1009

Nice one Izabela!

I've done quite a bit of a similar pattern myself so I know it can get a bit tedious when you are making yards of the stuff.
by Calendula
Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Sommeries Castle - last chance to see...
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Finally managed to visit on the way back from somewhere else last week. It certainly is in the middle of nowhere. Very interesting, despite p*ssing rain and mud.

Still can't quite believe that demolition is really proposed. OK, it's obscure, but surely it's worth hanging on to somehow?
by Calendula
Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1930s/1940s fabrics
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

I used to work here: http://www.moda.mdx.ac.uk/ and one of the collections includes a huge range of designs for fabrics, including dress prints from the 20s to the 50s. You can search the collections on a database here: http://monet.mdx.ac.uk/ Digitisation is ongoing (considerably slower since they ...
by Calendula
Thu Apr 24, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Shoes?
Replies: 39
Views: 6096

Put them on in the house for a bit each evening and it helps break them in a bit and scuff up the soles Why go to the length of getitng decent footwear then wang black plastic soles on them? *shudder* Seconded. Get them comfy on your feet by wearing them a lot (latchets are weird and shapeless unti...
by Calendula
Thu Apr 10, 2008 12:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: the strange things you find....
Replies: 131
Views: 10835

ViscontesseD'Asbeau wrote:I like the second one down - the lovely peach confection.


Mmm - classy. You need sunglasses on though!
:shock:

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