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by FionaDowson
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: What got you interested?
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: What got you interested?

My brother died of stomach cancer at the age of 42 and all my friends abandoned me so I was very lonely. Faced with the choice between joining a bereavement support group and endlessly talking about how miserable I felt or getting out, joining something, meeting new people and drinking beer I went f...
by FionaDowson
Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: What do MOPs mean when they ask if something is real?
Replies: 15
Views: 912

Re: What do MOPs mean when they ask if something is real?

Then again, the spinning guild were taken to task by a re-enactor on the grounds that our wheels were reproductions :)
by FionaDowson
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Heritage crafts
Replies: 0
Views: 549

Heritage crafts

http://heritagecrafts.org.uk/ There's a red list of endangered craft workers. Look like cool people, worth checking out
by FionaDowson
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Anglo Saxon Music
Replies: 0
Views: 404

Anglo Saxon Music

www.youtube.com/watch?v=51UCnL4ItKw

Anyone any comments on the drum????
by FionaDowson
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Tafl
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Tafl

http://www.gamecabinet.com/history/Hnef.html

Does anyone know of any better sites than this one??
by FionaDowson
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: How old could a story be?
Replies: 5
Views: 1410

Re: How old could a story be?

/www.sfs.org.uk/
Society For Storytelling - for anyone interested in the oral storytelling tradition. If there's a club near you they'll have a link on here
by FionaDowson
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWI event in Norwich
Replies: 0
Views: 336

WWI event in Norwich

by FionaDowson
Sun May 28, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: July 2017, Conwy Tudor tutoring
Replies: 0
Views: 477

July 2017, Conwy Tudor tutoring

/www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ty-mawr-wybrnant
by FionaDowson
Wed May 24, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Natural Dyes?
Replies: 32
Views: 14433

Re: Natural Dyes?

Nettles give a dirty green and are really easy to obtain. Also makes really good nutirent for the garden
by FionaDowson
Wed May 24, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: 1940s Event Lowestoft
Replies: 3
Views: 772

Re: 1940s Event Lowestoft

If anyone needs to advertise events www.wherecanwego.com is very useful. I didn't see this mentioned at the recent 1940s day at the Transport Museum at Carlton Colville. Are you sure this is happening?
by FionaDowson
Sun May 14, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Warp weighted looms
Replies: 3
Views: 747

Re: Warp weighted looms

Which new heritage site???
by FionaDowson
Sun May 14, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Museum of London now till June 2017
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Museum of London now till June 2017

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum ... aling-past

C14 exhibition coming up. Entry is by donation and the cafe does really good cream tea :)
by FionaDowson
Fri May 05, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: First World War Courses May 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 502

First World War Courses May 2017

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses. There are two courses whihc you can start now - just keep scrolling down, past the stuff on antibiotic resistance etc :)
by FionaDowson
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tablet Weaving
Replies: 0
Views: 376

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: 3
Views: 747

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: 386

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: 366

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: 589

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: 385

Future Learn

by FionaDowson
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Purple dye
Replies: 3
Views: 605

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: 479

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: 388

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: 469

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: 1162

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: 416

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????

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