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by vlasta
Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wet Weather Clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 6987

Re: Wet Weather Clothing

For Ireland an interesting solution was 'fake fur' cloaks, made of wool, where the shaggy appearance was obtained in various ways - or with teasels to brush up the nap (another traditional method was to sprinkle the cloth with honey and rub up with a bag of small stones) - or the threads or locks of...
by vlasta
Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:10 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Spinning and tablet weaving supplies
Replies: 15
Views: 8909

Re: Spinning and tablet weaving supplies

It is quite an old thread, but in case someone's still interested in obtaining spindles, spindle whorls and weaving tablets - there's a Polish company that sells them: Bone & Horn Items , Spindles & Spindle Whorls . The website is in Polish, but as far I know they ship abroad, and their e-ma...
by vlasta
Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Salt Containers
Replies: 5
Views: 2301

From Slavonic countries some Early Medieval small containers that could be used for salt are known. They're made of antler, some of them plain, some decorated.
by vlasta
Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Towels?
Replies: 19
Views: 5620

Hi. [url=http://www.zlate-ostroge.org/clanki%20arhiv/otirace.htm#otirače]Here[/url] is a nice site about medieval towels. I don't know what language is that, but there's plenty of pictures.
by vlasta
Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Extant felt items and references to felting
Replies: 9
Views: 1556

In regards to felting I strongly reccomend a book by Irena Turnau Hand-Felting in Europe and Asia From the Middle Ages to the 20th Century.
by vlasta
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: medieval knitting
Replies: 27
Views: 3716

and one more page
by vlasta
Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:15 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: medieval knitting
Replies: 27
Views: 3716

There is a really nice book by Polish autor Irena Turnau "History of Knitting before Mass Production", and some 15th century items were mentioned there as well.
by vlasta
Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Frankish (600-800AD) clothing sources
Replies: 5
Views: 2537

Check out this website http://www.alamannin.de/Franken/start.htm -although it's in German, may be useful.
by vlasta
Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Making cheese
Replies: 12
Views: 3902

I never tried to use it myself, I just found such info in "Rich & Rare. The Story of Irish Dress" by Brid Mahon, where the Galium verum was described: "It is one of the few native plants to yield a red dye and is sometimes known as binid , meaning 'rennet'. The juice of the stem h...
by vlasta
Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Making cheese
Replies: 12
Views: 3902

Hi! I'd like to ask, if anyone of you ever tried to make cheese with Lady's Bedstraw (Galium verum) instead of rennet?
Greetings
Vlasta

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