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by FionaDowson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tablet Weaving
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Tablet Weaving

https://www.cs.vassar.edu/~capriest/3recipes.html

Taken from the card weaving facebook group. I'm not aware of much tab weaving stuff from this period
by FionaDowson
Sun Apr 23, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Warp weighted looms
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Warp weighted looms

http://awanderingelf.weebly.com/blog-my ... ghted-loom

Has anyone tried making one of these?
by FionaDowson
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:01 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Dig in Jorvik anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Dig in Jorvik anyone?

http://archaeologylive.org

If you fancy some hands on archeology this summer York could be the place
by FionaDowson
Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Lundenwic
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Lundenwic

http://www.pre-construct.com/Publications/Lundenwic.htm

Free download PDF about Lundenwic. I particularly like the bit about beekeeping on page ten.
There's a great piece about this in the Museum of London. Well worth visiting
by FionaDowson
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Fleece Sale 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Fleece Sale 2017

RBST Fleece Sale, Sunday 04 June, 10:00 – 15:00 at RBST HQ Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2LG Huge Selection of sheep fleeces for sale, plus refreshments and advice. RBST is the Rare Breeds Survival Trust so this is an ideal opportunity to pick people's brains about old breeds of sheep For anyone ...
by FionaDowson
Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Future Learn
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Future Learn

by FionaDowson
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Purple dye
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Purple dye

The Old English word for purple is fiscdeag - fish dye. Does this mean the Anglo-Saxons could make purple dye?
by FionaDowson
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo Saxon bed burial - make your own bed
Replies: 1
Views: 188

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: 129

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: 202

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: 546

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: 152

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: 165

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: 120

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: 412

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: 159

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: 192

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: 233

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: 206

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: 206

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: 256

Underwear

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

Exhibition of underwear at the V&A from C18

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