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by FionaDowson
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Heritage crafts
Replies: 0
Views: 355

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: 299

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: 264

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: 1319

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: 252

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: 408

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: 13781

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: 667

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: 624

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: 355

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: 426

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: 318

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: 624

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: 339

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: 310

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: 540

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: 332

Future Learn

by FionaDowson
Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Purple dye
Replies: 3
Views: 496

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: 413

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: 331

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: 401

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: 965

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: 345

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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