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by Braidwoman
Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: History of Make-up
Replies: 5
Views: 1443

You kept that quiet! Was that why you snook off to London the other week? Really, really good, ( the Warrior Queen Junior is nodding enthusiastically in agreement!) We couldn't actually distinguish your radio voice from your normal voice, but the washing machine is on in the background.. Whichever i...
by Braidwoman
Sun Jun 11, 2006 8:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Points
Replies: 46
Views: 6191

Re the "Trollen Wheels", people who sell or use them often justify their use in a Viking context by saying that there was one found at Birka or Hedeby. But there is an excellent book by Eva Andersson which came out in 2003 called "Tools for Textile Production from Birka and Hedeby", which describes ...
by Braidwoman
Sat Apr 08, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Wall mural!
Replies: 20
Views: 4835

Absolutely stunning, Kate!
They're going to give so much pleasure to so many people
by Braidwoman
Fri Feb 24, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Dress and Costume Society Early Knitting Meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

I went to one of their meetings last year, and I'm not a member. I think I just paid on the door. I'll email Kirstie Buckland (who has organised it), and ask her.
by Braidwoman
Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Dress and Costume Society Early Knitting Meeting
Replies: 7
Views: 2005

Medieval Dress and Costume Society Early Knitting Meeting

Medats, Courtauld Institute, Saturday, 11th March, 2006. LOOPING THE LOOPS = EARLY KNITTING HISTORY GROUP RESEARCH 9.45 Introduction 10.00 'Curious Works' - Demonstrations and Explanation of sprang, nalbunding and alternative non-woven techniques by Dagmar Pickles and Catherine Stallybrass. 10.30 Le...
by Braidwoman
Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: My Saxon Huscarl in 1/6th scale: progress so far
Replies: 8
Views: 3126

That's amazing. Would love to see some pictures of your other creations!
by Braidwoman
Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:12 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo Saxon Embroidery patterns
Replies: 31
Views: 10019

The Llan-gors textile is an excellent example and securely dated to around 924 (? can't quite recall). It is in style Byzantium with the tree of life (which also crops up in stone work around the same time in York Minster and else where), and as rightly pointed out by Neil inhabited with animals (i...
by Braidwoman
Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Braiding
Replies: 45
Views: 7963

I've just discovered that the SCA publication I mentioned in my posting of Nov 23rd can be found in its entirity on http://www.fingerloop.org which is incredibly generous of them! Even better than that, they have also put on the website the transcript of two original 17th century sources, one well-k...
by Braidwoman
Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Braiding
Replies: 45
Views: 7963

A really good instruction manual for loop-manipulated braiding is number 102 of The Compleat Anachronist series, published by the SCA. It's really well done, they've gone back to the original 15th and 17th century manuscripts, and produced a really easy-to understand notation. There's a wide variety...
by Braidwoman
Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Thread - advice needed, please!
Replies: 22
Views: 5322

Sally Pointer sells linen thread suitable for sewing, in white and natural. You can contct her via her website http://www.sallypointer.com/
by Braidwoman
Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Medieval Craft Pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 2681

Lovely, thanks for those.
I wish I read German though!
by Braidwoman
Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:22 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Bombardes - bombardment
Replies: 77
Views: 16784

But if we give you sound musical advice, the thread might stop, and we wouldn't like that!
by Braidwoman
Sun Jul 31, 2005 5:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Safe Socks
Replies: 52
Views: 13741

Isn't that one of those plastic pan-scrubs?

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