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by RichardT
Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Traditional way of colouring straw hats in the early 20th C
Replies: 2
Views: 304

Re: Traditional way of colouring straw hats in the early 20th C

Having spent the last few years working in Luton Museum, I know a bit about this :) Either the straw was dyed before it was plaited or the plaits were dyed before they were made up into hats. Chemical dyes were taken up rapidly after their invention mid-19th c., so all dyes used by the the 20th c. w...
by RichardT
Wed May 10, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Wooden Battle Pieces
Replies: 1
Views: 536

Re: Wooden Battle Pieces

Not wood, and could just be painted one colour:

http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/indexes/2mmindex.htm

If you are keen on wooden pieces look at boardgames in charity shops for different shapes and sizes.
by RichardT
Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Viking Sceax -now Sold.
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: Viking Sceax

Can I ask how sharp it is? I'm looking for a seax to use in school visits.
Thanks,
Richard

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