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by Spinit
Fri May 11, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lilac
Replies: 12
Views: 1700

I have had beautiful blues from woad,ranging from royal to pale cambridge,and lovely lilacs-from late pickings.The lilac does not seem to be as light fast as the blues.Berries used for dying seem to fade to grey fairly quickly,and it always seems a waste to dye with something you could eat or make i...
by Spinit
Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tracking haberdashery shops
Replies: 72
Views: 49194

Colorcraft in Saffron Walden stocks or can get most things for crafts-also linen for embroidery,appletons wools anchor dmc etc..whilst not strictly a haberdasher will stock some it is always woth asking.closed allday thurs,open 9-30 to 1-30 and2-30 to 5-30 phone 01799522607........we are used to bei...
by Spinit
Sun Oct 01, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Jerky Viagra available online
Replies: 15
Views: 2385

ping-pennies have just dropped...
by Spinit
Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century pink clothing, what type of pink?
Replies: 27
Views: 4572

Or a totally different pink-/red from fermented once used madder.definitely not coral.
by Spinit
Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Homespun Linen -V- Homespun Wool
Replies: 9
Views: 1395

Sorry to dispel illusions as to using teasels to card.Look at and feel a teasel,get some fleece and feel it.Teasels have hooks,which make it virtually impossible to use them for carding.Secondly they are simply not strong enough to card wool.Steel pins set into cloth and glued onto wooden bats with ...
by Spinit
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Great Kirtle Dilemma
Replies: 4
Views: 1694

Whilst no expert I have done seven years of KW and if you are going / coming to the Manor then you will receive or be told notes instructions for typr and style of kirtle,it will depend on status and year,not your preference.If you are doing this year 1575 you will need to chech with the office and ...
by Spinit
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Dress and Costume Society Early Knitting Meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 1978

Can anyone attend and where is it please.
by Spinit
Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: BBC's 'The Virgin Queen' this Sunday
Replies: 3
Views: 1447

Please read the 'costume' notes about designs etc.Whilst I am no expert and I dont want to rain on anyones parade I dont think the costume will be historically accurate.pretty maybe.
by Spinit
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Tailor Book and Website
Replies: 14
Views: 2596

ditto-posted a note on the help forum so wont repeat.book looks great cant wait!!
by Spinit
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Tailor Book and Website
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

Have just taken a look am very impressed and cheque is on its way-my bank card is down stairs somewhere and i just cannot be bothered to go and get it,any way i'd have to empty and reload the washing mahine too if i went down stairs so i'm staying put.

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