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by Grymm
Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: New tricorn hat - stretch??
Replies: 3
Views: 1105

Re: New tricorn hat - stretch??

If you're at TORM drop it into Kittyhats & we'll bang it on our stretcher for you. If it has an lining, as befits an officer of your standing, that'll have to be replaced as the fabric doesn't stretch as well as felt.
by Grymm
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:47 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Parchment interlining
Replies: 2
Views: 927

Parchment interlining

From the Bodleian blog, on the use of cut up manuscripts for stiffening/interlining as discovered in some medieval garments. http://blogs.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/theconveyor/2014/06/06/texts-and-textiles-finding-manuscripts-in-unusual-places/?utm_content=buffer8d278&utm_medium=social&utm_source=tw...
by Grymm
Fri May 09, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Arrow Cock Fletching colour
Replies: 8
Views: 2451

Re: Arrow Cock Fletching colour

There's a thread on cock fletchings http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=29134

As to dying feathers, the same dyes that work on wool will work on feathers as they are both protein based. The dyes for plant based fabric, cellulose, ent s'good.
by Grymm
Fri May 02, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How were cattle slaughtered?
Replies: 20
Views: 5896

Re: How were cattle slaughtered?

My argument was that as they got a fair proportion of meat from hunting... Farming animals for food was fairly well established by the muddyevil period, even bunnies were farmed. Hunting is a rich mans game where, if you catch kill something you can eat it, 'snot a reliable way of feeding people. H...
by Grymm
Fri May 02, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Working class lady - Clothing layers
Replies: 10
Views: 2813

Re: Working class lady - Clothing layers

http://education.gtj.org.uk/storage/Components/496/49622_2.JPG Newcastle Emlyn Costumes' by Julius Caesar Ibbetson, 1792 http://imageweb-cdn.magnoliasoft.net/leedsartgallery/supersize/lmg109136.jpg Return from Market by Francis Wheatley, 1789 http://www.neheleniapatterns.com/assets/images/pp030bsp....
by Grymm
Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.
Replies: 17
Views: 4709

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

until you do some decent research and let me know where I can get a properly made bandana I'm happy in my fantasy pirate world thank you. Just so happens Griff Ol' Fruit, I have some pukka bandhani fabric from Indian which when I get my ar s e in gear I'll be making up into 'bandanas' so yes we can!
by Grymm
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWI anti aircraft battery
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

Re: WWI anti aircraft battery

A & B Batt this time.
by Grymm
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWI anti aircraft battery
Replies: 5
Views: 1615

WWI anti aircraft battery

WWI AA battery of the RGA, circa 1919 just before demob

B Battery but I forgot to put anything else down, Mem Sahib's Grandfather is in the somewhere.
by Grymm
Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:05 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Early Napoleonic Gaitors
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: Early Napoleonic Gaitors

SJ seamstress, http://www.sj-seamstress.com/MilitaryLegwear.htm

'Less you like them Nora Batty style it'd be best to get them fitted, at least have the buttons placed so they fit your leg properly.
by Grymm
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sleeveless Doublets for archers...
Replies: 63
Views: 8832

Re: Sleeveless Doublets for archers...

Have you tried H.E. Box in Weymouth for woollen/ worsted/moleskins etc cloth ... as good if not betterererer than Hainsworth.
Not a bustin' lot on their website but they are good at sending out swatches ... plus they's not a million mile from where you are.

http://www.he-box.co.uk/
by Grymm
Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tarot
Replies: 7
Views: 2577

Re: Tarot

by Grymm
Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Newbie saying hi, and a question!
Replies: 42
Views: 6905

Re: Newbie saying hi, and a question!

Sorry to take this on a tangent, all i was trying to suggest was that a "maul" is very much open to interpretation, but that it seemed very odd that a group of archers would all carry weapons that are incapable of cutting or stabbing. I'm of the mind that they are more agricultural camp/s...
by Grymm
Wed Nov 27, 2013 9:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Newbie saying hi, and a question!
Replies: 42
Views: 6905

Re: Newbie saying hi, and a question!

I think it might be referring to Henry Barrett (1562) ….a maule of leade with a pyke of five inches longe, well stieled, sett in a staff of fyve foote of lengthe with a hooke at his gyrdell to take of and mayntayne the fighte as oure elders have donn, with handye stroaks For what it's worth, Roger ...
by Grymm
Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times
Replies: 83
Views: 17137

Re: The Farm goes back to Tudor Times

Vanilla, AFAIK, doesn't rock up in English cookery, or indeed language, until the 1660s following hot on the heels of chocolate.
by Grymm
Wed Nov 06, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: fire lighting
Replies: 72
Views: 12519

Re: fire lighting

I know it's raising another thread zombie but I thought it would be best to keep it together. 15thC picture of a man striking flint and steel from the altarpiece of the Saint Georges church in Haguenau, Bas-Rhin, France. Though he has a box he's got the tinder possibly amadou/tinder fungus ontop of ...
by Grymm
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:28 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Coventry Sallet by Master M
Replies: 8
Views: 2640

Re: Coventry Sallet by Master M

No leaving drool on his helmet though...


Seeing stuff of that quality make it almost worth bothering with muddyevil again ... only almost though :wink:
by Grymm
Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Ink recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 2679

Re: Ink recipes

Sorry,The stoneware bottle was from the National Museum of Scotland in the link that Karen put up, NMS date on it of 1300-1500 but I would date it 1450+ and it's imported German/Raeren ware.
by Grymm
Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:38 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Ink recipes
Replies: 11
Views: 2679

Re: Ink recipes

Pretty stoneware, very German looking and more prob'ly toward the end of the date range they give, late 15th mebbe even later, into the16thC.
Image
by Grymm
Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A Banner ! that's NOT a costume !
Replies: 4
Views: 1115

Re: A Banner ! that's NOT a costume !

Sewn, embroidered or painted?
by Grymm
Tue Aug 06, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Common soldiers tents/shelters.
Replies: 8
Views: 2050

Re: Common soldiers tents/shelters.

Late 15thC Burgundian camp with thatched shelters http://www.rogue-artist.com/gothicgermany/images/camp%20and%20march/heerlager1328_g.jpg 16thC German but lots a simple shelters and summit centre back that looks like the old SCUM bender tent from umpty several years back. http://tarvos.imareal.oeaw....
by Grymm
Sun Jul 28, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Trying to learn fast
Replies: 8
Views: 2912

Re: Trying to learn fast

And again, talk to other MM members, several have, and still do, dabbled in mid 17thC 'nactment over the last umpty years.
by Grymm
Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What kind of fur is this lady wearing in about 1650?
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: What kind of fur is this lady wearing in about 1650?

It's very unlikely that the skirt is fur, prob'ly wool, linen or silk. Hood could be lined in fur possibly matching her tippet and muff. Like previous posters have said beaver is available as is wolf, otter, marten etc. The Muscovy Company had been trading with Russia, inc furs, for a while before t...
by Grymm
Fri May 31, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Need help with Bread
Replies: 32
Views: 7998

Re: Need help with Bread

You'll need to trawl your way through the Assize of Bread and Beer for clues to grades of flour and permitted weights of loaves, as to pre late 16thC recipes for bread ... rocking horse droppings are waaaaaay more common. A wee snippet of the fun that awaits you Keep in mind that pounds (£), shillin...
by Grymm
Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval and Contemporary Pilgrimage
Replies: 4
Views: 1169

Re: Medieval and Contemporary Pilgrimage

Actually the majority of sites, ceremonies and relics were destroyed during Edward VI's reign under the supervision of Protector Somerset and Bishop Cranmer but No.8 always gets the blame as more people have heard of him than Ed.6
by Grymm
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Cleaning Clay Pipes?
Replies: 0
Views: 1216

Cleaning Clay Pipes?

Anyone got period refs to clay pipes being cleaned out by burning/heating?

*posted in f&g too.
by Grymm
Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Recusant as a daily orator
Replies: 3
Views: 1727

Re: Recusant as a daily orator

Actress? Y'know the one that's always having conversations with the bishop...
by Grymm
Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Attaching an aventail to Vervelles
Replies: 6
Views: 1596

Re: Attaching an aventail to Vervelles

I cut a shaped leather strip that went all the way round, missing out the bit above the face 'ole on the bascinet, then stitched the camail/aventail to the leather punched holes in t'leather were the vervelles went then ran a piece of heavyish picture hanging wire through the vervelles which held th...
by Grymm
Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where can I get natural cotton?
Replies: 23
Views: 13104

Re: Where can I get natural cotton?

Felting you need heat, water n some soap to help it along, the raw stuff tends to have a wee bit too much lanolin to dread it together easily (felt is essentially shaped dreadlocks).

Kitty(hats), Sally(Pointer) or Rachel(Crafty Beggers) could help with sheep rubbing advice all being dab hands at it.
by Grymm
Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where can I get natural cotton?
Replies: 23
Views: 13104

Re: Where can I get natural cotton?

Cotton wool 'pleats' from Boots/Tesco/Superdrug etc? 'S 100% unspun cotton fibre http://www.boots.com/en/Boots-Baby-Cotton-Wool-Pleats-200g_924166/ If you're being really picky go organic http://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Fairtrade--Organic-Cotton-Wool-Pleats/53193011 Or hit the Quilters shop on ...

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