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by The Admiral
Thu May 22, 2008 1:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Peg Looms
Replies: 11
Views: 2285

Thanks Miel, we're not attanding the Berkeley Skirmish as participants but I may be able to persuade Hubbie to go along as a MOP (it's not that far from us!) Failing that we'll certainly be at the Re-enactors market, but I wanted to try and get something sorted before then if possible. Thanks to eve...
by The Admiral
Thu May 15, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Suggestions for Activity in 'Living History Camp'
Replies: 29
Views: 4246

guthrie wrote:
The Admiral wrote:
Colin Middleton wrote:Admiral, what are your group re-enacting?


Wars of the Roses

So have you decided on anything?


Yes,

Thanks for all the suggestions guys, I've decided to have a go at Tablet weaving/Finger braiding to start with - so that should keep me happy and gives the MOPS something to watch as well!!
by The Admiral
Wed May 14, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Suggestions for Activity in 'Living History Camp'
Replies: 29
Views: 4246

Colin Middleton wrote:Admiral, what are your group re-enacting?


Wars of the Roses
by The Admiral
Fri May 02, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Suggestions for Activity in 'Living History Camp'
Replies: 29
Views: 4246

Suggestions for Activity in 'Living History Camp'

Hi Guys & Gals I need to pick your brains - I'm after ideas as to what I could do in our camp when I'm not acting as a water carrier! Cooking I'm afraid is not my forte, nor is sewing (hopeless aren't I?), so I was wondering what else I could have a go at that would also be intesting to the 'MOP...
by The Admiral
Fri May 02, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Peg Looms (Cross Posting)
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Thanks for that guys, I might well give tablet weaving a try. Someone else has suggested finger braiding - would that be authenty or not? Whilst I'm on the subject of 'Living History' what I'm really after is something that I could do in our camp when I'm not water carrying. Cooking is not my forte ...
by The Admiral
Fri May 02, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Peg Looms
Replies: 11
Views: 2285

Thanks for that guys, I might well give tablet weaving a try. Someone else has suggested finger braiding - would that be authenty or not? Whilst I'm on the subject of 'Living History' what I'm really after is something that I could do in our camp when I'm not water carrying. cooking is not my forte ...
by The Admiral
Mon Apr 28, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Peg Looms (Cross Posting)
Replies: 4
Views: 1040

Peg Looms (Cross Posting)

Not sure if this should belong here or in General History, so I've been a bit naughty and put it in both! What period are these from - saw someone using one at Blore Heath last year and I'd love to have a go. I've seen quite a few of them advertised, but thought I'd better check out whether or not ...
by The Admiral
Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Peg Looms
Replies: 11
Views: 2285

Peg Looms

What period are these from - saw someone using one at Blore Heath last year and I'd love to have a go. I've seen quite a few of them advertised, but thought I'd better check out whether or not they would be suitable for the WOTR period before parting with any hard earned cash! If they aren't suitabl...
by The Admiral
Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th Century Jewellery
Replies: 9
Views: 1003

15th Century Jewellery

I know I should know the answer to this really, but I don't and my own research has yielded little, so I thought I'd consult the experts on here. I'm looking to add some pieces of jewllery to my kit for this season, but I'm unsure what would be suitable (for an 'ordinary' person) and the best suppli...
by The Admiral
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Water Carrying Bags?
Replies: 11
Views: 2144

Water Carrying Bags?

Not strictly speaking costume I suppose - but it seemed to fit better here than elsewhere. I am looking to make some bags to carry my water bottles in for this year (I've borrowed up to now - but this year I've decided to have a go at making my own). I was thinking of using a fairly heavy calico - s...
by The Admiral
Thu May 10, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Links and Resource Directory
Replies: 27
Views: 20871

Some very intersting links here - thanks everyone :D
by The Admiral
Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Women's Hose/Stockings
Replies: 15
Views: 1925

Now sorted - thanks very much.
by The Admiral
Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: new to medieval need foot wear
Replies: 17
Views: 1915

Phil Fraser www.philfraser.com also does very good shoes/boots at reasonable prices (very comfortable too - I own a couple of pairs).
by The Admiral
Mon Mar 12, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Women's Hose/Stockings
Replies: 15
Views: 1925

Thanks very much - you've been really helpful :D :D
by The Admiral
Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Women's Hose/Stockings
Replies: 15
Views: 1925

Thought I already had! :? But just in case here goes again - I'll need the linen half hose shoe size 3 please!!
by The Admiral
Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Women's Hose/Stockings
Replies: 15
Views: 1925

No I certainly don't :D - but the gown will probably have to wait for next year (little short of the old readies at the moment). I've been assured that I can get away with just a kirtle for this year!!
by The Admiral
Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Women's Hose/Stockings
Replies: 15
Views: 1925

My Kirtle is mid blue - so something to go with that I suppose. My shoe size is a 3 - if she really could do some for me I would be ever so grateful

Jayne
by The Admiral
Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Women's Hose/Stockings
Replies: 15
Views: 1925

Thanks both - Tuppence I'll look out for you next weekend. Cloth hose would probably be better for me anyway as wool tends to make my legs itch (a problem I had with the men's hose I wore last year!!).
by The Admiral
Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Women's Hose/Stockings
Replies: 15
Views: 1925

WOTR
by The Admiral
Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Women's Hose/Stockings
Replies: 15
Views: 1925

Women's Hose/Stockings

After spending last year dressed as an archer, for this coming season I have decided that it might be nice to dress as the member of the 'fairer sex' that I actually am!! I've managed to obtain - kirtle, shift, shoes, headgear etc etc, but I'm having trouble tracking down ladies hose/stockings and t...
by The Admiral
Wed Aug 02, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 13877

did anyone catch the belgian resistance fighter water carrying on the yorkist side? WW2 green tin helmet with blegian flag stencilled on it, flouncy shirt worn offthe shoulder, long red skirt tucked into belt, moulin rouge frilly long knickers and army boots. She was doing a cracking job water carr...
by The Admiral
Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 12
Views: 1743

Helmets

This is my 1st season re-enacting (I dress as an archer (WOTR) although I don't actually 'arch'! my OH does though) - recently I have become more involved and taken up the role of water carrying, so I need a helmet. Up to now I have borrowed one, but if I'm going to do this regularly and I would lik...
by The Admiral
Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 13877

Feeling better now having viewed the rogues gallery - at least I won't be as bad as any of those!!
by The Admiral
Wed Jul 05, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 13877

I'd like the link too please - new to re-enacting (Tewkesbury is my 1st big event) so I'd like to look at last years to see if I've gone wrong before I've started!!
by The Admiral
Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Points
Replies: 46
Views: 6187

Yes he did me a set too - they're great and he was really quick - they'll get their first outing at Tewkesbury.
by The Admiral
Sun May 21, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Points
Replies: 46
Views: 6187

Thanks very much to Nigel and Vicky - I have been in touch with Willow and he's very kindly agreed to make some points for me :D :D (for both me and my hubbie actually as I've decided to join him in the re-enacting). Well they do say if you can't beat them join them eh?
by The Admiral
Wed May 17, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Points
Replies: 46
Views: 6187

Sewed would you believe - but my sewing skills are somewhat lacking!
by The Admiral
Wed May 17, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Points
Replies: 46
Views: 6187

Thanks for the responses - does anyone know how I can contact 'Willow' as he seems to be the man who can!!

My aiglets are the problem they don't stay on for very long :oops:
by The Admiral
Wed May 17, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Points
Replies: 46
Views: 6187

Points

I was wondering if anyone can help - I've had a go at making the points for my OH's doublet (with leather thonging and the metal ends (I forget what they're called), but they don't seem to last very long. Does anyone know where I could buy some ready made ones. I've found some at Black Swan Designs ...

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