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by Sledge
Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Gordon's Strathbogie regiment
Replies: 3
Views: 2895

Re: Gordon's Strathbogie regiment

http://www.caliverbooks.com/reenact/index.php

If you have a look on the above web site - it is Gordons regt in the Sealed Knot - they have loads of info, but if you can;t find what you want then email them because someone in the unit will probably have the info you are looking for
by Sledge
Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: WW1 Knitting patterns
Replies: 6
Views: 1584

me too please..............have pm'd you
by Sledge
Fri Jul 25, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wish me luck!
Replies: 31
Views: 4323

Coooo...................I can totally sympathise with you. I made my own buff coat - part machined and part hand sewn. I think it took a couple of days to do (was about 10 years ago) - and it's still going strong. Mind you I did have some help from my incredibly patient other half!!!! Best of luck w...
by Sledge
Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Scholehouse For The Needle, 1632
Replies: 5
Views: 639

It's a cooooool book - got mine via the Embroiderers Guild - it's invaluable!
by Sledge
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Choosing a sewing machine?
Replies: 34
Views: 3243

I am currently using a Toshiba machine - which does most things I want, but still have and use an early 1980s Singer - and I also have an early 1900s Frister & Rossman and a 1920s singer(that has all the attachments), and I am ashamed to say these 2 machines don't get used.
by Sledge
Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Embroidered badge
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

about 3 - 4 days - just working on it in the evenings after work. I was motivated to do it - because it was something different to have a go at.

Also obtaining the original picture to work from was interesting - I got it via Lord Willoughby de Broke - the present Earl of Warwick
by Sledge
Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:23 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Embroidered badge
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

..............and here's another one I did - again in silk - of the Bear & Ragged Staff- although the photo isn't particularly clear
by Sledge
Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:19 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Embroidered badge
Replies: 4
Views: 1657

Embroidered badge

This is a trefoil badge (one of a set of 6) that I hand embroidered in silk for a friend.
by Sledge
Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Vintage sewing manuals
Replies: 3
Views: 661

What a fantastic site - many thanks for sharing the info
by Sledge
Thu Jun 21, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How do you pad your helmet?
Replies: 96
Views: 8444

you could always try old fat moggy lard?.................but then would it have the right consistency? - being old, it might be a bit thick - maybe panda fat is the way forward...................... :roll: :twisted:
by Sledge
Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How do you pad your helmet?
Replies: 96
Views: 8444

are you making the boots from panda fur - and will you grease them with lard -after all, they do need to be waterproof. Maybe kitten fur would be better - but without the ears 'cause they were 'nicked'. :twisted: .......................and will you have to rivet the boots to your legs?.................
by Sledge
Mon May 14, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How do you pad your helmet?
Replies: 96
Views: 8444

Hey Tod - does this mean that you don't eat/bathe/sleep in lard anymore then? Helmet liners - Pete uses an old sabotaged montero, and I glued my old knitted bonnet into one helmet - I have a spider and helmet lining in the other one. However in my old and ancient helmet - I used to use a folded up ...
by Sledge
Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pink
Replies: 21
Views: 2472

Lol! :lol: I'll let Pete know!! :twisted: Sadly I don't have a piccy to hand of his colourful clothing. BTW - this pink attire doesn't only apply to re-enactment - over the past couple of weeks he has acquired a very nice Stade Francais rugby shirt with pink lillies on it (which is very odd as he's ...
by Sledge
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pink
Replies: 21
Views: 2472

For the record Pete is 6ft 4ins tall, and first wore pink and sage green hose at Tewkesbury some years ago - in the hopes of getting good scrap - sadly at the time it had the reverse effect!!!

But - he certainly does have a 'thing' about pink! :lol:
by Sledge
Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pink
Replies: 21
Views: 2472

Pete has got hose which are pastel pink and custard yellow - and a very nice pink linen shirt to go with them.................... 8)
by Sledge
Sat Feb 03, 2007 9:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gold thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1804

Toye Kenning & Spencer have their head office in Bedworth (nr Coventry). They also do mail order. If you live in the area however - it's well worth a visit. They used to have a shop on site - don't know if this is still the case though. Toye Kenning & Spencer Ltd Regalia House Newtown Road B...
by Sledge
Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cheap silk source?
Replies: 20
Views: 3210

I agree - Ali from Herts Fabrics has got some lovely silks (as Pete's wallet found out at Bosworth on Saturday!!).

Also - Ali is expecting some more in stock within the next few weeks - and it's all at £5 per metre.

8) 8) 8)
by Sledge
Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cheap silk source?
Replies: 20
Views: 3210

I agree - Ali from Herts Fabrics has got some lovely silks (as Pete's wallet found out at Bosworth on Saturday!!).

Also - Ali is expecting some more in stock within the next few weeks - and it's all at £5 per metre.

8) 8) 8)
by Sledge
Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cheap silk source?
Replies: 20
Views: 3210

I agree - Ali from Herts Fabrics has got some lovely silks (as Pete's wallet found out at Bosworth on Saturday!!).

Also - Ali is expecting some more in stock within the next few weeks - and it's all at £5 per metre.

8) 8) 8)
by Sledge
Thu May 25, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Sealed Knot pages
Replies: 10
Views: 3199

Hi Mary Don't tar us all with the same brush.....................I belong to more than one society, and so far have managed to go between them all quite happily. I can sort of understand where you're coming from - but find it sad that you had your posting removed - especially if you were trying to ...
by Sledge
Mon May 22, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century pink clothing, what type of pink?
Replies: 27
Views: 4573

Hi Quayn Pete (my other half) wears pink. First of all he had a pair of sage green and pink hose, and now I am in the process of making him a pink and custard yellow pair (his choice not mine). He also has a very 'nice' pink shirt. Having said that - pink is a difficult colour to buy, and we have be...
by Sledge
Mon May 22, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15th century pink clothing, what type of pink?
Replies: 27
Views: 4573

Hi Quayn Pete (my other half) wears pink. First of all he had a pair of sage green and pink hose, and now I am in the process of making him a pink and custard yellow pair (his choice not mine). He also has a very 'nice' pink shirt. Having said that - pink is a difficult colour to buy, and we have be...
by Sledge
Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for patterens for late 1400's trews
Replies: 8
Views: 1593

Dungiven trews can be found on the Reconstructing History web site - Kass McGann has got a great pattern for these. The pattern in the Medieval Tailors Asst is a good one - which I have used for many years. I have got diagrams etc in a Word doc. - if you want to PM me with your email address I'll s...
by Sledge
Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pre-washing fabric
Replies: 6
Views: 1325

I always pre-wash linen, owing to an experience I had some years ago where I made a lovely linen shirt and hand smocked it - didn't pre-wash the cloth and ended up with a much smaller garment once it had been washed!

To say I was devastated is an understatement!
by Sledge
Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: robe a la francaise 1760
Replies: 17
Views: 3356

It's fantastic!

Well done. All your hard work has been well worth it - what a beautiful dress.
by Sledge
Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Corsets
Replies: 23
Views: 4827

Wow - what a fantastic site - I think I need to start saving!!!! :) :)

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