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by FionaDowson
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo Saxon bed burial - make your own bed
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Anglo Saxon bed burial - make your own bed

Apologies, my mistake, times for the bed are 10.00 and 20,44
by FionaDowson
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Nalbinding
Replies: 0
Views: 59

Nalbinding

www.en.neulakintaat

Saltdal stitch - taken from the nalbinding FB group. It really is possible to be an anorak about absolutely anything
by FionaDowson
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Future Learn
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Future Learn

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/archaeology

Haven't done any of these myself but they look promising. Currently there's a few courses about WWI and WWII (I think) and Richard III

They are free
by FionaDowson
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Viking outfit
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: Viking outfit

Weapons, fine, but you also need warm clothes. IT does pain me to see people wearing knitted hats and socks when nalbinding is so easy to teach yourself from youtube. I can teach eight year olds to do this! nalbinding needles are readily availabe on etsy or dead easy to make yourself, or cheat and u...
by FionaDowson
Sat Mar 04, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Event Announcements
Topic: Workshops at Butser Ancient Farm
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Workshops at Butser Ancient Farm

http://www.butserancientfarm.co.uk/adult-workshops/

2017 dates are up on the website - how to do all sorts of things like making your own sword. Cool or what????
by FionaDowson
Fri Feb 24, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Left handed nalbinding on youtube
Replies: 0
Views: 104

Left handed nalbinding on youtube

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.en.neulakintaat.fi%2F80&h=ATOVyR5A3EGxJqIHrUNuEAVeBqVXQwW1iXqv8jbe2tZyrdqDlF2f97Yfv2kCLsy8VsPGlS2Ty4f4ZNCh01Hpyd627KqNan2_sK5VylX5DRA4Zcc6w8SsdFrz52YX62yfc9W_p74 Copied this from Facebook - I think you just need the neulakintaat.fi bit. There is a ...
by FionaDowson
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural dyeing event
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Natural dyeing event

by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: The easy and authentic way to speak "old English"

For anyone wishing to learn OE there's a lovely Canadian chap posting things on youtube under the banner leornende eald englisc. I particularly enjoyed 'how to insult in Old English' :)

https://leornendeealdenglisc.wordpress.com
by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Advertising events
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Advertising events

Free and cheap advertising available at: www.wherecanwego.com. free ads, locanto, gumtree, various county wide facebook groups (Rutland events, that kind of thing)

If you don't tell people, they won't know.....
by FionaDowson
Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nalbinding socks
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Nalbinding socks

York stitch works better for socks, being a bit stretchy. Start at the toe, work up the anklethen do the heel last.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7eOlUDyy1Q
by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Weald and Downland Museum
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Weald and Downland Museum

www.youtube.com/user/wealddownlandmuseum

There's some interesting stuff on here about costumes, dyeing with madder, that sort of thing
by FionaDowson
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Living history demos in Dorset
Replies: 0
Views: 163

Living history demos in Dorset

http://www.ancienttechnologycentre.co.u ... -work.html

An opportunity for picking other people's brains or to volunteer yourself.

Incredible place - I can really recommend the storytelling events in the round house. Wrap up warm as it gets a bit chilly
by FionaDowson
Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Useful on line resource
Replies: 0
Views: 166

Useful on line resource

https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/labyrinth/

Lots of interesting stuff about Old English, recipes etc etc
by FionaDowson
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Underwear
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Underwear

https://www.vam.ac.uk/shop/whatson

Exhibition of underwear at the V&A from C18
by FionaDowson
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Embroidery
Replies: 0
Views: 179

Embroidery

https://www.vam.ac.uk/shop/whatson

Exhibition of English medieval embroidery at the V& A
by FionaDowson
Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Tablet Weaving
Replies: 0
Views: 220

Tablet Weaving

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCCOXaZHeOs At 0.52 there's a nifty tab weaving frame. Any ideas as to provenance or authenticity anyone???
by FionaDowson
Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Nine Mens Morris
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Nine Mens Morris

Thank you :)
by FionaDowson
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Courses in Hampshire
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Courses in Hampshire

http://www.sustainability-centre.org/

Various courses,including deer butchery. I have no connection with the Sustainability Centre, I just came across this and thought I'd pass the info on.
by FionaDowson
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:59 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: learning anglo saxon.
Replies: 22
Views: 5320

Re: learning anglo saxon.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLnwSc ... N5aV9in9ag There's a youtube channel - Leornende Old English - run by a terribly enthusiastic Canadian chap, which is quite fun. There's also Learn Old English With Leofwin. I do love youtube :)
by FionaDowson
Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Nine Mens Morris
Replies: 8
Views: 1460

Re: Nine Mens Morris

The Birmingham Museum has a nine men's morris board for people to play in a Saxon house as part of the Staffordshire Hoard exhibition. I was so disappointed - they wouldn't let me bring any of it home :) If it's good enough for Birmingham Museum , it's good enough for me. They must have played somet...
by FionaDowson
Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What was worn when Highland Dress was banned?
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: What was worn when Highland Dress was banned?

How accurate is Robert Louis Stevenson? If memory serves there's a reference in Kidnapped to people stretching the law as far as possible and simply adding a few stitches to a kilt to make, presumably, something like 1990s culottes. Did he make this up or does it sound likely to people?

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