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by Hecate
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric for 15th Century Arming Doublet
Replies: 17
Views: 3698

Re: Fabric for 15th Century Arming Doublet

From the information I've gathered over the years Silk satin was used as it slips off the skin and doesn't stick.... ask Allan Harley, I'm sure he's had at least one lined with silk
by Hecate
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th c kit for toddlers
Replies: 10
Views: 1569

Re: 15th c kit for toddlers

Sarah Thursfield sells toddler and childrens patterns that date from (i think) the fifteenth century onwards. You can get them either direct from Sarah or from Lindy Pickard (the Cloth Hall). Also I'm sure Sarah wouldn't mind you picking her brains if you contacted her via her website.
by Hecate
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: medieval toys
Replies: 27
Views: 8794

Re: medieval toys

Apparently Gloucester Museum have a number of toys that were found in the roof of Tewkesbury Abbey that they think were left there by local children after seeking refuge during the battle of Tewkesbury... for WOTR re-enactment, you can't get a better source! I've yet to go and see them, but the chap...
by Hecate
Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Jacks
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Jacks

Does anyone have any evidence on how they made padded jacks and arming jacks in the fifteenth century? I've seen the pictures, such as Hans Memling Ursula shrine, and i've read the Company of St georges notes, but does anyone have anything else they can point me in the direction of? I've made jacks ...
by Hecate
Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Toile cutting day, Yorkshire?
Replies: 13
Views: 1990

It was me! I was the one from Sarah Thursfields stall. We had the body block session last weekend, but I can ask the Clarences if we can have another one before the season starts.
by Hecate
Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: cloth question for cloth geeks/geekettes
Replies: 30
Views: 3137

in case anyone is interested, Quarry Bank Mill (Natinal Trust) make fustian, it's woven on 18thC looms (I think) and is £10 a metre. they sent me a smaple card (which is under everything so who knows where it has got to, but they will send them out if you ask nicely.
by Hecate
Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I need help dating pictures!
Replies: 13
Views: 1616

Thank you... turns out I've got one of them!
by Hecate
Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I need help dating pictures!
Replies: 13
Views: 1616

Jim might know, I know he does alot of research on his products before producing them.

What's a pipkin btw? not come across that term before
by Hecate
Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I need help dating pictures!
Replies: 13
Views: 1616

Sally, has anyone told you how wonderful you are recently :D

thank you so much,
that's helped enourmously 8)
by Hecate
Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I need help dating pictures!
Replies: 13
Views: 1616

can't get the other attached it's too big!
by Hecate
Thu Aug 03, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: I need help dating pictures!
Replies: 13
Views: 1616

I need help dating pictures!

Hi,
I really need spercific dates for these pictures and for the sick room one, where it is from. Can anyone help please
by Hecate
Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to move in period clothing
Replies: 65
Views: 7112

good grief I'm being dozy today!

Alice, please can you tell me which one! Sorry, just i think it may be one of the few I don't have and I'm curious! :)
by Hecate
Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sleeveless Kirtles
Replies: 23
Views: 2470

Didn't really think so just wanted to check as I'm bound to be asked at some point. Was tired last night and feeling a bit silly, brain and eyes had gone from working on the computer for too long. Going back to what you said about handing stuff down, I've been handed down stuff from my parents for y...
by Hecate
Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:45 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sleeveless Kirtles
Replies: 23
Views: 2470

going back to the origianal thread, the avatar i use is from 1420 Les tres belles heures du duc de berry,illumination on parchment from turin, and shows a sleeveless kirtle. The 1485 Heures de Charles d'Angoulême by Robinet Testard picture that the bead lady has on her page, that interesting over dr...
by Hecate
Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 13877

BOO! :twisted: Sorry :wink: Q- your hair looks fine, loving the new black and pink coat btw. I knew someone from a group in L&M once (and I'm not saying who) who had a pudding bowl hair cut, just to try it out. worrying thing was it quite suited him! Also knew someone that had a tonsure cut whe...
by Hecate
Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to move in period clothing
Replies: 65
Views: 7112

I've found the picture! http://www.godecookery.com/clipart/people/clpeop52.htm Underneath it says 52. Peasants frolicking; detail of a page from Horae, Paris, 1506 it looks like shearing instruments etc. been researching flounces on kirtles avidly this week and this is the first reference I've found...
by Hecate
Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to move in period clothing
Replies: 65
Views: 7112

if its the one I'm thinking of i think they are shepards. Any joy in remebering which one it is as I'd love to see it. :D
by Hecate
Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Sumptury laws
Replies: 2
Views: 1356

Thanks, I'll go and annoy the local library tomorrow :lol: :twisted:
by Hecate
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:48 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Sumptury laws
Replies: 2
Views: 1356

Sumptury laws

Hi all
I've been doing research on clothing and accessories and can find references to sumptury (sp?) laws but not the laws themselves. :roll:

Has anyone any idea where I can start looking as I can't seem to find anything spercific on the web.

thanks
by Hecate
Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to move in period clothing
Replies: 65
Views: 7112

I've been researching female clothing of the fifteenth century and the most you see when a women has just her kirlte on is a belt. on some of the pictures, the over kirtle or gown is hitched up at the front and a purse on a long cord is visible. having worn posh and everyday stuff I've found i often...
by Hecate
Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: fitting a medieval kirtle properly
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

I've managed to make a gown for a friend with hige boob (f or g cup i think) that gives her loads for support and she doesn't have to wear a bra with it. I think the word 'shelf' acuratly describes the look! I did it be making sure the dress was fairly tight directly under the bust, roughly where th...

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