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by calicocloth
Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Carpenters, wheelwrights etc. wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 2925

Re: Carpenters, wheelwrights etc. wanted

Thank you, yes Mick they look very good. Where are they based?
by calicocloth
Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Carpenters, wheelwrights etc. wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 2925

Re: Carpenters, wheelwrights etc. wanted

Yes - its us again. Luttrell Psalter part 2
by calicocloth
Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Carpenters, wheelwrights etc. wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 2925

Re: Carpenters, wheelwrights etc. wanted

Coach is probably the wrong term! Look up the carriage in the Luttrell Psalter and you will see the extent of our insanity!
by calicocloth
Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:59 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Carpenters, wheelwrights etc. wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 2925

Re: Carpenters, wheelwrights etc. wanted

Thank you yes, it did - the messaging system seems a bit weird - I had difficulty in replying! I will give him a call tomorrow.

Many thanks

Pauline
by calicocloth
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Carpenters, wheelwrights etc. wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 2925

Carpenters, wheelwrights etc. wanted

I am looking into the feasibility of having a medieval coach made. I am looking for the specialists and putting together a cost of the total project. I realise that there is probably nobody out there who has done anything quite like this, or on this scale, and that the project will be, in part, expe...
by calicocloth
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:38 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Mona Lisa recreated!
Replies: 10
Views: 4374

Re: Mona Lisa recreated!

and here is Girl with a Pearl Earring:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPxTOY4Serc

The brown wool for the Girl's jacket is from Bernie the Bolt, the brown silk for the Banyan/dressing gown from Burnley & Trowbridge Co.
by calicocloth
Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Girl with a Pearl Earring!
Replies: 0
Views: 1233

Girl with a Pearl Earring!

In our series of comic sketches based on famous paintings, here is Girl with a Pearl Earring:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPxTOY4Serc

Image
by calicocloth
Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume blog
Replies: 0
Views: 733

Costume blog

I have just created a costume blog if anyone is interested:
http://periodwardrobe.wordpress.com/

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all!
by calicocloth
Thu Dec 17, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Mona Lisa recreated!
Replies: 10
Views: 4374

Re: Mona Lisa recreated!

We have now done something similar to the already much parodied 1930's painting American Gothic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvf2hahw-Ig

My costume blog can be found here: http://periodwardrobe.wordpress.com/
by calicocloth
Fri Nov 13, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Mona Lisa recreated!
Replies: 10
Views: 4374

Re: Mona Lisa recreated!

Lol! Yes, I should have said, Leonardo da Vinci was played by the amazing Jack Greene, Time Traveller: http://www.barometerworld.co.uk/jack/Default.htm Leonardo was voiced by the Renaissance musician Dante Ferarra: http://www.danteferrara.co.uk/ Mona Lisa was played by Lydia Staniaszek (as a break f...
by calicocloth
Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:49 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Mona Lisa recreated!
Replies: 10
Views: 4374

Mona Lisa recreated!

This is a bit of fun - I hope it makes you smile!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98_hwjkD4hA

followed by an alternative version:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr1REckQtMA

and it took me a month to research and make all the layers of Mona Lisa's dress:
http://periodwardrobe.wordpress.com/
by calicocloth
Fri Oct 09, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Suitable colours for american shop girl circa 1775?
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: Suitable colours for american shop girl circa 1775?

Thats how I work too - seen or unseen the pleasure is in research and craftsmanship!
by calicocloth
Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Suitable colours for american shop girl circa 1775?
Replies: 3
Views: 924

Re: Suitable colours for american shop girl circa 1775?

Hi - in the revamp the site seems to have lost our replies. Try Colonial Williamsburg: http://www.history.org/

Out of curiosity, what's it for?
by calicocloth
Mon Feb 09, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Heaving Corseted Bosomry
Replies: 9
Views: 1513

That is beautiful!
by calicocloth
Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval gloves
Replies: 9
Views: 1739

Thank you S! I keep doing that!
by calicocloth
Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval gloves
Replies: 9
Views: 1739

Luttrell Psalter Film Update

The 20 minute Luttrell Psalter Film is now avaiable on DVD. The film follows a year in the life of a medieval village as illustrated in the Psalter (incidentaly, we re-shot the harvest this year to catch better weather). The DVD also includes an interview with Michelle Brown (author of the Facsimile...
by calicocloth
Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The lady of Shalott
Replies: 8
Views: 2064

Here are a couple more pictures
by calicocloth
Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The lady of Shalott
Replies: 8
Views: 2064

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=O3LH2FhnoTg

Here is the latest trailer and an image from filming.
by calicocloth
Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:52 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The lady of Shalott
Replies: 8
Views: 2064

Thank you Brother Ranulf. We have recreated the Waterhouse painting as part of the film, but we are keeping those pictures quiet at the moment! However, here is a picture of the beautiful Victoria, Lady of Shalott.
by calicocloth
Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The lady of Shalott
Replies: 8
Views: 2064

However, we found our beautiful Lady of Shalott (Victoria Rigby) through a poster campaign. Victoria spotted our poster in the ice cream parlour of Lincoln's Bailgate (where you can have your ice cream in a medieval undercroft!). We went back while filming to thank the shop and take down the poster:...
by calicocloth
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:59 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The lady of Shalott
Replies: 8
Views: 2064

We found Jason Kingsley (Sir Lancelot) through this forum: www.tournamentstud.com
(many thanks Jason - it was a perfect shoot).

'All in the blue unclouded weather
Thick-jewell'd shone the saddle-leather,
The helmet and the helmet-feather'
by calicocloth
Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:50 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The lady of Shalott
Replies: 8
Views: 2064

The lady of Shalott

We are making a short filmed dramatisation of Tennyson's poem The Lady of Shalott. After the discipline of making costumes for the Luttrell Psalter we are all enjoying the liberation of a Victorian Pre-Raphaelite view of the medieval world - which draws its inspiration from 400 years of costume hist...
by calicocloth
Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Children's Victorian boots
Replies: 0
Views: 388

Children's Victorian boots

Does anyone know of a supplier of Victorian boots for children? It is for a museum order. I have posted this query in the items for sale section too.

Cheers all.
by calicocloth
Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to make clothes look worn...
Replies: 32
Views: 4243

I was given this tip years ago by a costumier. Dip the fabric in a very dilute solution of potassium permanganate, this has the effect of browning the fabric. We have used it frequently to dull brightly dyed linen reducing it to a more believable natural dye colour. It won't be suitable for your jac...
by calicocloth
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: CAD programme advice?
Replies: 0
Views: 482

CAD programme advice?

Can anyone recomend a CAD programme for pattern design? I have created so many patterns over the last few years that I have filled a four drawer filing cabinet and I would like to computerise them.
by calicocloth
Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Teeth and authenticity
Replies: 29
Views: 4155

I think one of the biggest problems in the past (were diet induced caries wasn't much of an issue), was accidental damage. If it were not for modern dentistry many of us would have fairly unsightly smiles regardless of the care we have taken of our teeth. Hard physical work, sport, play, horse ridin...
by calicocloth
Mon Nov 26, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C15th Cluniac Nun
Replies: 18
Views: 1768

Thanks, that is all very useful - I think a relative of Sir Geoffrey Luttrell was an abbess. Also the Benedixtine monks who are shown dining with the Lutrells have the same tight sleeves - it struck me as unusual too.
by calicocloth
Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C15th Cluniac Nun
Replies: 18
Views: 1768

Thank you brother Ranulf - what about this one from the same source?
by calicocloth
Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C15th Cluniac Nun
Replies: 18
Views: 1768

Any idea what order this nun might belong to (ignoring the purlpe which this artist uses liberally)? It's from the 14th c. Luttrell Psalter.
by calicocloth
Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C15th Cluniac Nun
Replies: 18
Views: 1768

Brother Ranulf - do you know anything about the habit worn by the Gilbertine nuns?

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