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by nest
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: St Valentine's Day
Replies: 3
Views: 374

Re: St Valentine's Day

Many thanks again Brother Ranulf and I apologise for the delay in saying thank you.

regards

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by nest
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: St Valentine's Day
Replies: 3
Views: 374

St Valentine's Day

A quiz came up at work recently with the question " Which English king decreed that St Valentine's Day would be celebrated on Feb 14th" Was it Henry VIII, or, as some colleagues suggest, an earlier monarch. I would appreciate someone being able to provide evidence on way or another on this...
by nest
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: More Old English pronunciaton question
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: More Old English pronunciaton question

Many thanks Brother Ranulf.
by nest
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: More Old English pronunciaton question
Replies: 3
Views: 332

More Old English pronunciaton question

I saw this on the BBC website last week and wondered how they would be pronounced and If the second word is the origin of modern English "slumber" Kind regards nest Uhtceare An Old English word meaning to lie awake anxiously before dawn. Literally translated from the Old English it means t...
by nest
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Need to buy a wooden mallet
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: Need to buy a wooden mallet

Great, thank you Paul

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by nest
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Need to buy a wooden mallet
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Need to buy a wooden mallet

Hi,
Our wooden tent mallet gave up the ghost at the end of last season and we need to replace it. Can anyone recommend a UK based supplier.

Many thanks
nest
by nest
Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Stolen kit
Replies: 0
Views: 519

Stolen kit

https://www.facebook.com/groups/584287484930009/permalink/1318308681527882/ Copied fron fb Stolen at Dover castle. It is with great regret that I post this message to my Re-enactment friends. Yesterday early evening some people broke into my tent at Dover castle and stole several items .1- a museum ...
by nest
Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Authentic style clothing for 1197
Replies: 21
Views: 1666

Re: Authentic style clothing for 1197

ust to start you along a reasonable path, this image is from the British Library manuscript Royal 2 A XXII, the Westminster Psalter dated to 1200 and produced either at Westminster or St Albans. It shows Mary and Elizabeth ("The Visitation") and both are dressed as contemporary nobility (...
by nest
Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: mi-parti gown question
Replies: 0
Views: 602

mi-parti gown question

Hi
A friend has asked if she can add contrasting cuffs and a guard on a mi-parti gown. My gut feeling is no but thought I'd better ask here for some expert advice!

Kind regards and many thanks in advance

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by nest
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Attaching fur trim on gown
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Re: Attaching fur trim on gown

Perfect, all the information that I needed to finish the project.

Many thanks

nest
by nest
Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Attaching fur trim on gown
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Re: Attaching fur trim on gown

Thamks Karen, I'll have a look when I am at home(Work PC won't let me open the presentation)

Kind regards

nest
by nest
Mon May 11, 2015 1:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Attaching fur trim on gown
Replies: 3
Views: 863

Attaching fur trim on gown

Hello everyone, I have almost finished stitching a mid 15c gown for Mr nest and would like to add a fur trim. I have the fur, from a very old coat. My questions are about attaching the fur, should I sew it directly to the wool of the gown or should I attach it to a backing strip of linen first befor...
by nest
Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: DIY Furniture HELP!
Replies: 4
Views: 1135

Re: DIY Furniture HELP!

Don't know if this is any use,
http://www.greydragon.org/furniture.html
by nest
Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:16 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Secrets of the Castle with Ruth Goodman
Replies: 24
Views: 3917

Re: Secrets of the Castle with Ruth Goodman

Excellent, thanks for the link.

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by nest
Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lining a dagged hood
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: Lining a dagged hood

Hooray indeed!

Thanks for the advice Frances

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by nest
Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lining a dagged hood
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: Lining a dagged hood

Hi Frances

Date line is around 1350 to 1360, not high status but not dirt poor either.
When Mr nest was looking online at hoods from sellers of historical costume, they often seemed to be lined, hence my assumption that all hoods were lined.
Less work for me if unlined then!

Many thanks
nest
by nest
Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lining a dagged hood
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Re: Lining a dagged hood

Hi Frances,

the fabric is closely woven wool with an almost felted finish so won't fray. Would a wool hood never be lined then?

Thanks
nest
by nest
Thu Jul 17, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lining a dagged hood
Replies: 6
Views: 813

Lining a dagged hood

Hi,
Mr nest would like me to make him a dagged hood. He doesn't want it too flamboyantly dagged but nevertheless, I am not certain how to line it. Should the whole thing be lined (how?) or should the lining stop before the dagged edge?

Any advice would be much appreciated

nest
by nest
Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval tongs??
Replies: 11
Views: 2051

Re: Medieval tongs??

Thanks for the additional info!
by nest
Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval tongs??
Replies: 11
Views: 2051

Re: Medieval tongs??

Thanks for the reply, Brother Ranulf, it confirms my suspicions having not found any references/images myself. I'll just have to be more careful getting my fried fig pastries out of the frying pan!

Regards
nest
by nest
Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Medieval tongs??
Replies: 11
Views: 2051

Medieval tongs??

Hi
Is there any evidence for the use of cooking tongs in 14/15c?? I've had a quick poke around but have not yet found any images for tongs and am keen to save myself from scorched knuckles this year.

Kind regards
nest
by nest
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Suggestions for Medieval food
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Re: Suggestions for Medieval food

Hi thanks for the suggestions,
I had already planned tourtelets yn frytour and hoped to find a less fruity dish to take along as well.

Kind regards

nest
by nest
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Suggestions for Medieval food
Replies: 5
Views: 1796

Suggestions for Medieval food

Hi, we are having a "Food Day" at work where everyone brings a dish and the theme for this month is English food. I thought that I might do something 14/15th Century. I need to provide something savory that is easily transported and doesn't need "finishing off" at table. Some has...
by nest
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: early to mid 14c Men's clothes
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Re: early to mid 14c Men's clothes

pm'd

thank you!
by nest
Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: early to mid 14c Men's clothes
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Re: early to mid 14c Men's clothes

Why would you want short sleves in a world without central heating? Best to assume that sleeves are long and rolled-up, or even strip off layers if you need to cool down. Colin Dunno Colin, this individual wanders around in a T shirt and shorts in all weathers! I'll tell him to roll his sleeves up ...
by nest
Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: early to mid 14c Men's clothes
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Re: early to mid 14c Men's clothes

Ok, I've sent him some images and his next question to me is "Didn't anyone wear short sleeves". I've not been able to find anything showing short sleeves, just turned back, except for on a gown over a long sleeved tunic Before I say "no, get over it" is there no evidence at all ...
by nest
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: early to mid 14c Men's clothes
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

Re: early to mid 14c Men's clothes

Thanks Sally, will check that source.

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by nest
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: early to mid 14c Men's clothes
Replies: 7
Views: 1238

early to mid 14c Men's clothes

Hi all,

I really urgently need to get an idea of what an ordinary chap in this period would wear, eg what style tunic. The person who has asked me is an archer but wants something to wear that is "civilian" but still able to draw a bow while wearing it.

TiA
Nest
by nest
Wed May 29, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Purpose of the oval cutout in Sally's pattern?
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: Purpose of the oval cutout in Sally's pattern?

Thank you for the response Alice, if i may ask one more question. Am i right in thinking then that the positioning of the oval will vary greatly depending on the size and positioning of the breast...for example my son's girlfriend is the same bra size as me but our natural breast shape will vary con...
by nest
Fri May 24, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Purpose of the oval cutout in Sally's pattern?
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Purpose of the oval cutout in Sally's pattern?

This probably a really daft question but I don't understand what the oval cutout achieves. In my mind it makes the area of fabric across the breasts smaller and for someone who is on the well endowed side, I'm struggling to make sense of it. Could someone please enlighten me, I have some lovely ligh...

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