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by Frances Perry
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: All things shields for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: All things shields for sale

Hello! I was wondering if you would consider making a Romano-British shield such as the one shown here:

I can supply you with sizes and approximate weight I am aiming for.
by Frances Perry
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Return of 6of1 from the near dead!!
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Return of 6of1 from the near dead!!

Yay! Glad to hear it! :D
by Frances Perry
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: What do MOPs mean when they ask if something is real?
Replies: 15
Views: 1201

Re: What do MOPs mean when they ask if something is real?

FionaDowson wrote:Then again, the spinning guild were taken to task by a re-enactor on the grounds that our wheels were reproductions :)


Errrmmm... isn't everything we have a re-production!!??!
by Frances Perry
Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: What do MOPs mean when they ask if something is real?
Replies: 15
Views: 1201

Re: What do MOPs mean when they ask if something is real?

Agreed with the above. Quite often the "is it a real xxxx" is actually not the question MOP want to ask but they don't really have it in their mind the correct question to ask as they might be embarrassed or a little worried about approaching someone dressed in "strange" clothing...
by Frances Perry
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Public Liability Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Public Liability Insurance

Thank you - I'll investigate Sportscover.
by Frances Perry
Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Public Liability Insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Public Liability Insurance

Hello all, Just some advice. In terms of re-enactment, my group has their own public liability insurance covered by the Federation of the Wars of the Roses, or their own group insurance. However, I have until recently been a member of a HEMA sword group but my membership has run out. This means that...
by Frances Perry
Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WLTB wounded man pic
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: WLTB wounded man pic

Okay - are you looking to have this on wood then? Or painted on canvas?
Wording as the original?
size?
by Frances Perry
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WLTB wounded man pic
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: WLTB wounded man pic

If no-one on here has one, I could possibly look to burn one onto wood for you via pyrography - which one are you looking for?

Examples of my pyrography here: http://www.medievalartandwoodcraft.com/ ... mages2.htm

Fran
by Frances Perry
Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: What got you interested?
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: What got you interested?

I had been practicing HEMA for about 5 years, when a colleague asked me what I knew of the 15th century - it's history and people. I had to admit that I knew about as much as watching Monty Python and the Hold Grail... So I went along to the Towton Battlefield Society annual remembrance event in 200...
by Frances Perry
Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Roman period reenactment in Cambridgeshire
Replies: 3
Views: 1791

Re: The Roman period reenactment in Cambridgeshire

We are not strictly Cambridgeshire (our members tend to be centred around Coventry) but you may wish to check us out: The Vicus. http://vicus.yolasite.com/
by Frances Perry
Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman Reenactment & Combat
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Re: Roman Reenactment & Combat

Hello Dan, You might want to check out the group called The Vicus. I've joined this year and they do displays which include combat between Romans and native Britons. It's not full-on 'smash-the-crap-out-of-each-other', but it's good fun to find out what the different shields and weaponry can do, and...
by Frances Perry
Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:25 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Advice needed: H&S and Displaying wool
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Re: Advice needed: H&S and Displaying wool

That's really helpful! Thank you Sally!
by Frances Perry
Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Advice needed: H&S and Displaying wool
Replies: 8
Views: 1529

Advice needed: H&S and Displaying wool

Hello all, I've recently joined a group who do Romano-British re-enactment, and as a starter display, I am showing a display of varieties of wool and how to spin with a drop spindle. I usually let people touch the wools to see the difference between fine and course fleece. It's all been bought from ...
by Frances Perry
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help with findinf UK pure silk taffeta suppliers
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Help with findinf UK pure silk taffeta suppliers

Thanks for the references, though the first one looks like some kind of trade supplier so I don't think I could buy directly from them? There's also no prices stated on the website.
by Frances Perry
Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help with findinf UK pure silk taffeta suppliers
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Help with findinf UK pure silk taffeta suppliers

Hi guys, I'm trying to obtain 6 meters of pure 100% silk taffeta in a dark red / burgundy / wine colour. It is becoming very hard to do this as my current trusted suppliers have downsized as it is only cost effective for them to supply pure silk taffeta in bridal colours, i.e. white/cream/etc. I nee...
by Frances Perry
Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gown Hem Hook - 1500s
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: Gown Hem Hook - 1500s

This is all very interesting - thank you very much!
by Frances Perry
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gown Hem Hook - 1500s
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Gown Hem Hook - 1500s

I have had an interesting but brief discussion with members of my LARP group about hooks which hold up the hem of a dress. Being involved with Wars of the Roses period costume, I was under the impression that the gown hem was usually tucked into the belt, front or back, or looped over the inner unde...
by Frances Perry
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Painting Help
Replies: 1
Views: 927

Re: Painting Help

Does this help you at all (scroll to bottom):
http://www.thepeerage.com/p21650.htm

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Cleveland (1591 – 25 March 1667)
by Frances Perry
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Tallhoffer rondel/besagrew gauntlets
Replies: 2
Views: 859

Re: Tallhoffer rondel/besagrew gauntlets

Hello there, It looks like you may already have looked at some of the on-line fight manuscripts available, but in case you hadn't got this there is a free forum linking all the current on-line fight manuscripts, including 14th and 15th century ones which you are probably looking for. http://www.fior...
by Frances Perry
Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A Banner ! that's NOT a costume !
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

Re: A Banner ! that's NOT a costume !

Hello there! I'm Frances from Medieval Art and Woodcraft. I have made many banners, from Historical ones through to fantasy ones. Please have a look at my website http://www.medievalartandwoodcraft.com, and keep up to date with my Facebook site of the same name. Drop me a line with your requirements...
by Frances Perry
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Colour of Treason by Su Harrison
Replies: 1
Views: 862

The Colour of Treason by Su Harrison

Few books have captured my imagination over the last couple of years as the one I’m reviewing now. But perhaps I’m biased? I find the short period of history known as the ‘Wars of the Roses’ deeply complex and interesting, both for the main players in the conflicts as well as those living their ever...
by Frances Perry
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Leeds armouries question
Replies: 53
Views: 7563

Re: Leeds armouries question

I was teaching at the Armouries last weekend, there wasn't a single mention of it anywhere. When I muttered about it to some reenactor chums of venerable years who have their ears to ground on most matters they hadn't heard of it at all. It doesn't bode well. Phil, Stuart Ivinson told our group at ...
by Frances Perry
Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:55 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Battle of Mortimer's Cross 2011
Replies: 0
Views: 937

The Battle of Mortimer's Cross 2011

Hello all,

Please have a look at the meagre pictures I took with my little camera at Mortimers this year - hope you like them. Please use any you wish:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 8eb&type=1

Fran
by Frances Perry
Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle of Bosworth 2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1724

Re: Battle of Bosworth 2011

An awesome set of lovely pictures - thank you so much for putting those up for people to see!!
by Frances Perry
Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at Kelmarsh and Tewkesbury 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: Trading at Kelmarsh and Tewkesbury 2012

Thanks for your help Teagirl!

I would be so grateful if you could PM me with the contect for Catherine if you still have it!

Thanks!
by Frances Perry
Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Trading at Kelmarsh and Tewkesbury 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Trading at Kelmarsh and Tewkesbury 2012

Hi guys, I'm back in the fray with selling my artworks and banners, and my friends Sarah and James are selling their historical wooden furniture, and turned objects. We would very much like to attend at Kelmarsh and Tewkesbury in 2012 as traders - could someone point us in the right direction for wh...
by Frances Perry
Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A bit of a walk and camp out
Replies: 31
Views: 7823

Re: A bit of a walk and camp out

Hi Jack - I would seriously recommend sending this into Skirmish with details of what you took and what you would recommend! This would be of great interest to a lot of people and makes a great change to the usual battle set-pieces.

Well done! :thumbup:
by Frances Perry
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Kits
Replies: 1
Views: 1171

Re: New Kits

Very nice kit - well done you! :D
by Frances Perry
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sourcing Veg-Tanned Leather
Replies: 12
Views: 1968

Re: WTB: Veg-Tanned Leather

Thanks guys,

Very helpful! :thumbup:
by Frances Perry
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sourcing Veg-Tanned Leather
Replies: 12
Views: 1968

Sourcing Veg-Tanned Leather

Hi all,

I'm enquiring for a friend who wishes to make a scabbard for his sword himself - does anyone have any links to UK traders in good quality veg tanned leather hide?

Thanks in advance,

Fran

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