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by GinaB
Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Frilled Veils
Replies: 5
Views: 2275

Re: Frilled Veils

This is part of a research group study that set up many years back, nice to see that it is available online now. If you're particularly interested in frilled veils, then this blog - http://m-silkwork.blogspot.com/ is the place to go - Isis was part of the original group and went on to write her thes...
by GinaB
Wed May 18, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arming points
Replies: 43
Views: 10522

Re: Arming points

Finger braiding, yes definitely, takes longer, and when I have tried to sell the points made that way, they didn't go ( could be down to colour/something else) I have always sold sets of points which are fingerloop braided - and, must say that because I have been doing them for so long find them wa...
by GinaB
Wed May 11, 2011 10:18 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Regency Pineapple Reticule
Replies: 7
Views: 1653

Re: Regency Pineapple Reticule

I second that Lucy!

Gorgeous work as ever.
by GinaB
Mon May 09, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Passementerie buttons and how to make them
Replies: 2
Views: 1757

Re: Passementerie buttons and how to make them

Not my era, but gorgeous Thanks! Although, if you ever need to do anything for the clergy - they are still using the Death' s head and variations on their dress -(only these days alot are in plastic, (!) unless specially commissioned!) so the chances are that they'd have still been hand-made until ...
by GinaB
Wed May 04, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan knitted garters...
Replies: 2
Views: 2510

Re: Elizabethan knitted garters...

The word knit can also mean 'to work' or ' to knot' or similar variations in original documents, so he may not have actually meant something that was knitted as we know it. (just to confuse you!)
by GinaB
Wed May 04, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Passementerie buttons and how to make them
Replies: 2
Views: 1757

Passementerie buttons and how to make them

Many of you are familiar with the silkwork and trimmings that I create. After some time off due to ill health, I am back and have begun to release instructional DVDs giving away the passementerie secrets I have learnt. The first two titles in the series are now available - Making Buttons & Makin...
by GinaB
Thu May 13, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bullion Fringe
Replies: 7
Views: 1369

Re: Bullion Fringe

Thanks Sophia! And yes, I can weave some - would need to know what the header was like though, as some have fairly intricate patterns, but getting hold of the wool in the first place wouldn't be a problem, and if its a plain header, not a problem at all. If you're looking to experiment on your own, ...
by GinaB
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Books on History of Tablet Weaving
Replies: 15
Views: 4104

Re: Books on History of Tablet Weaving

Totally agree - Collingwood is the Bible of TW and if you never have another book you'll still manage just fine! A huge range of techniques are shown - so, when new bands come to light you can use his work as a reference to the method used for weaving. Although if you do want to carry on with brocad...
by GinaB
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Books on History of Tablet Weaving
Replies: 15
Views: 4104

Re: Books on History of Tablet Weaving

Yes, Tak V Bowes is fingerloop braiding! We (Soper Lane) have done a few booklets on medieval tablet weaving - currently out of print of a few of the titles (should have more in stock around July). Email me if you need to Sally. There's not a great deal which really goes into detail about historic t...
by GinaB
Thu Oct 15, 2009 4:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Belt for Burgundian gown
Replies: 6
Views: 1394

Re: Belt for Burgundian gown

It's also worth remembering that the fancier the materials, the more expensive the girdle. Therefore, the wearer is less likely to actually be doing things such as bending and will certainly be sitting with good posture. The extant finely woven silk girdles do not show any evidence of having been li...
by GinaB
Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C18th bling
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: C18th bling

Leek buttons. There simply aren't enough of them in re-enactment in my opinion.... :wink:
by GinaB
Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tie-dyed Dutch sailor's cap 1650-1800
Replies: 4
Views: 1156

Excellent again Sally!
by GinaB
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Most recent cap reconstruction
Replies: 7
Views: 1778

oh Sally, I like that!

wish I could knit...
by GinaB
Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Silk or
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

have pm'ed you!
by GinaB
Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:55 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Silk or
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

I don't have the book, but could possibly weave it for you (depending on the type) if you can't find what you're looking for.
by GinaB
Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: hart's head tablet weaving pattern
Replies: 1
Views: 1141

If you fancy trying to make a pattern yourself you can download a free bit of software to do it here - http://www.guntram.co.za/tabletweaving/gtt.htm Its really quite good once you get the hang of it. The biggest thing to bear in mind will be your own level of experience, alot of animal representati...
by GinaB
Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: wool braid
Replies: 16
Views: 2809

It's hard to see the weave, but I could probably weave a band for you.

Gina
by GinaB
Wed May 06, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor project diary etc
Replies: 14
Views: 3476

The gowns turned out really lovely Izabela!
(may I use a couple of pics on my site?)

Well chosen pic too Lidi :wink:
by GinaB
Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Silk and braid question
Replies: 3
Views: 1579

The braid may well be both gold and silver with a bit of silk to hold it all together. The pic's really not detailed enough online to say positively. The only thing you'd have to bear in mind when choosing is that anything with real silver is that it will tarnish. I'll let someone else help you out ...
by GinaB
Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Combat/battle braiding?
Replies: 22
Views: 4966

Thanks for the offer Lucy - now Matt's posted the link I can work on one myself to see what its like!
by GinaB
Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Combat/battle braiding?
Replies: 22
Views: 4966

Hi Lucy, I first heard about this method of making a braid at events, etc - through an SCA contact, fairly recently. I haven't yet tried it myself (so many other things on at the mo'!) so I don't know what the braid looks like. Without that, I can't even speculate on if the braid is 'period', or sim...
by GinaB
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bullion Fringing
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Hi Andy,

I could possibly make some for you if you're having trouble finding a supplier. It'll depend on what the 'header band' is like - there are various different methods. Feel free to contact me if you need to.

Gina
by GinaB
Mon Feb 09, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Early Tudor Cap
Replies: 27
Views: 2940

lovely! I don't blame you for wanting to show it off!
by GinaB
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Heaving Corseted Bosomry
Replies: 9
Views: 1602

What beautiful work.

And great title too!
by GinaB
Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 15c calligrapher's pattern book
Replies: 5
Views: 1059

15c calligrapher's pattern book

The BL are trying to raise money to aquire a pattern book, this one is a calligrapher's book with alphabets and borders (Jorge if you haven't seen this you MUST) - some terrific pics can be found here http://www.creativereview.co.uk/crblog/a-designers-portfolio-16th-century-style/.
by GinaB
Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1630's Women's Jackets/Bodices
Replies: 9
Views: 1978

Some wonderful pics of an embroidered jacket can be found here - http://harmanhay.livejournal.com/
by GinaB
Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: For the past two weeks...
Replies: 8
Views: 976

well done you! Did you stretch the fabric before embroidering and then trim to size?
by GinaB
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pretty colours
Replies: 11
Views: 1898

I know, my reds never turn out quite as I want them, hence noticing yours right away! I'd like to say its the water, but I highly suspect its just me who can't get it right! :wink:
by GinaB
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pretty colours
Replies: 11
Views: 1898

gorgeous reds Sally!!
by GinaB
Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tablet Weaving Recommendation
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Glad to be able to help!

The Anna Neuper book does assume that you can already do brocading. Collingwood does explain it, but Nancy's other book is better if you really wish to pursue it as she really explains the various methods.

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