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by Libby
Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Divines for Coutil
Replies: 20
Views: 2355

It was doing what Purple Peril said, to me, but seems to have stopped now. Weird
by Libby
Wed Jan 17, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Garage conversion suitable for costume storage
Replies: 15
Views: 1724

Without wanting to teach my grandmother to suck eggs or whatever, just to point out that if you're warming the space and insulating it you do need to ventilate a bit or you'll get condensation which'll not be great for the costumes, or for the garage. I suspect a dehumidifier will help but I'd monit...
by Libby
Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:25 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Divines for Coutil
Replies: 20
Views: 2355

That works, might have been the server or something, although I kept trying all evening (well until about eight, I'm an early bird!)

cheers

Libby
by Libby
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Divines for Coutil
Replies: 20
Views: 2355

Ooh, I see, OK I'll have a go at that method. This coutil must be pretty good stuff in that case.

cheers for the help

Libby
by Libby
Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Divines for Coutil
Replies: 20
Views: 2355

Hi Sally Is that three layers of interlining? I've tried two before but not three. I normally do two layers of interlining so I can make integral casings for the boning and cut one layer vertical and one horizontal on the fabric. I can see another one on the bias might make all the difference. I'll ...
by Libby
Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Divines for Coutil
Replies: 20
Views: 2355

Eric

Having trouble getting your website to work at the moment...

Libby
by Libby
Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Divines for Coutil
Replies: 20
Views: 2355

Cheers chaps, you're all wonderful!

Libby
by Libby
Tue Jan 16, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Divines for Coutil
Replies: 20
Views: 2355

Divines for Coutil

Having got really frustrated with a beautiful new bodice I made last year that streched like mad, despite my best efforts with heavyweight canvas, proper boning etc etc etc, I've decided to try cotton coutil and see how that works. A friend recommended a company in Essex called Divines. I can't find...
by Libby
Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: I'm new here...
Replies: 99
Views: 14013

Hi Simon Cheers for all that detail, really helpful of you, I appreciate it. Hi Nigel I'm based in London at the moment doing a course for a year, but I'm usually Essex / Suffolk border - although like most reenactors the annual mileage on my car (when I have one, which isn't now) is scary, I'm not ...
by Libby
Sun Jan 14, 2007 1:52 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: I'm new here...
Replies: 99
Views: 14013

Hi Simon cheers for the advice. Any idea which ECWS? I understand the different units can be - how shall I put this? Variable? I know little about Conquest too, apart from having seen them at multi-period events - do they have much living history? As I say, if I tried hitting people I'd probably end...
by Libby
Fri Jan 12, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: I'm new here...
Replies: 99
Views: 14013

Hi Nigel / Tuppence Only vaguely related to this thread but I noticed you both make claims for the very high standards of your group(s?). I've been vaguely looking around for a second group to join for a couple of years now and have so far been put off by all the groups I have looked at when I look ...
by Libby
Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tracking haberdashery shops
Replies: 72
Views: 47585

Two I can think of are: Dainty Supplies in Washington, Tyne and Wear - which is huge and also has a decent website (last time I looked!) Goes on about its bridal supplies but does loads more than that. The Cheap Shop in Tiptree, Essex. It's at the back of a shop selling cards and stuff for making cu...
by Libby
Tue Aug 08, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: cloth question for cloth geeks/geekettes
Replies: 30
Views: 3010

I'm pretty sure Linsey-Wolsey is linen warp and wool weft. It's believed to have originally been made in a Suffolk village called Lindsey. But I'm afraid I've got no references here and now to back that up. Sorry. By all accounts it's a pretty rough low grade stuff that you might use for something t...
by Libby
Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: flowers
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Hello

Don't know how easy it might be to get hold of marigolds? Not sure whether they're Norman or not though

Libby
by Libby
Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Distressing Costumes
Replies: 14
Views: 2488

Hi everyone. I'm new to this site too. I don't know if this is a daft offer, but I have a shift that is a good ten or twelve years old and is so old and worn now that it tears and needs mending just about every time I wear it. It's worn, stained and marked but has been properly maintained, cleaned a...
by Libby
Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hats
Replies: 18
Views: 2624

I'm not seeing enough corners to make it square. I'm favouring the oval theory, with the long side pinned up?

New to all this, despite having been in or around reenactment for 13 years, but I've seen some fascinating conversations in the last few days.

Libby

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