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by Savernake
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: From trousers to hose
Replies: 1
Views: 735

From trousers to hose

Hello, Its my (limited) understanding that the Anglo-Saxons wore trousers of a sort. Later in the middle ages people wore first short hose, then long separate hose, and finally joined hose. Although joined hose were surely tighter fitting than Anglo-Saxon trousers, leg covering seem to have come ful...
by Savernake
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Looking for a group
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Looking for a group

Hi Simon,

Thanks for your reply. I see on your Facebook page the Company will be at the Caldicot event in a couple of weeks. (I'm not on Facebook myself). We are just a couple of miles from Caldicot and were going to go along. Would it be ok to meet you and the rest of the group then?

Chris
by Savernake
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Looking for a group
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Looking for a group

Hello All, My wife and I are looking to join a medieval re-enactment group in the West of England or South (East) Wales. We already have some clothes for the 1380s (ish) made with the information in Sarah Thursfield's book, and hope to make some mid-thirteenth century ones in time for the Battle of ...
by Savernake
Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet - linen or wool?
Replies: 2
Views: 897

Doublet - linen or wool?

Hello, I'm in the process of making a doublet for a late 14 century costume - or rather, the wyf is on my behalf... Having looked at the first edition of Sarah Thursfield's book I had got some wool to do this. I've now got the second edition which suggests linen should be used, and that wool is not ...
by Savernake
Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Late 14 century costume advice
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Late 14 century costume advice

Hi Stuart,

Thank you for the information. I'd forgotten about the sumptuary laws, It will be a good way to check on colours and types of cloth.

A lot of what you described is a bit more fancy than I'd had in mind; a bit beyond the budget of my imaginary Berkeley servant, and me.

Chris
by Savernake
Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Late 14 century costume advice
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Late 14 century costume advice

Hi Everyone, Please could I have some advice on putting together two costumes for the late fourteenth century. I was thinking of basing it on man and his wife in the service/household of a regional magnate (e.g. Lord Berkeley) in the reign of Richard II. We have a copy of Sarah Thursfield's book, an...
by Savernake
Sun Nov 24, 2013 9:23 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Model making
Replies: 3
Views: 2413

Re: Model making

Thanks Both for your replies. I've found a few manufacturers of 28mm figures so might give those ago as well.

Should they be of interest to anyone:

http://www.perry-miniatures.com/index.php

http://www.curteysminiatures.co.uk/
by Savernake
Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:36 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Model making
Replies: 3
Views: 2413

Model making

Hello, Looking for something to do on the forthcoming winter nights I'm think of making models again. Does anyone know of any readily available medieval themed model kits out there? Perhaps larger scale kits of individual knights/characters, or smaller scale kits of scenes such as a castle or villag...
by Savernake
Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians
Replies: 17
Views: 3532

Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Thanks for the continuing replies to my question. I didn't know there were so many groups with a presence in the Bristol area.
by Savernake
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians
Replies: 17
Views: 3532

Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Thanks all for the suggestions.
by Savernake
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:05 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians
Replies: 17
Views: 3532

Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Hi, I'm looking to join a living history group in the wider Bristol area (say between Gloucester, Swindon, Bath). I find all periods of history interesteting, but especially the later middle ages and the time around the reign of Richard II. Are there any groups people can recommend? It would be good...

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