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by Alic
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Emeles
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

Re: Emeles

Goodness me. Thank you for the link - fascinating (but difficult!) - no wonder the spelling of English is so idiosyncratic.
by Alic
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Emeles
Replies: 5
Views: 1933

Re: Emeles

Fascinating - I have some ground almonds in the cupboard looking for a purpose in life. I will try the recipe. May I ask (not meaning to sound impertinent, Brother Ranulf), how do you know the pronunciation? Is it deduced from rhyme/metre in poetry or are there contemporary sources which explain it?
by Alic
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felling seams - advice for a newbie, please.
Replies: 2
Views: 3043

Re: Felling seams - advice for a newbie, please.

Thank you - you're quite right - some seams have to lie one way and some another. The finished result looks fine from the outside (although heavily tucked and tacked after I decided to reshape the sleeves).
("Bumper Book of Vikings"!! - love it.)
by Alic
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: These forums - undead, or still twitching?
Replies: 19
Views: 13422

Re: These forums - undead, or still twitching?

Don't forget the value of the archive - lots of interesting information freely available without logging on. Much, much easier to use than Facebook (and probably safer?).
by Alic
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felling seams - advice for a newbie, please.
Replies: 2
Views: 3043

Felling seams - advice for a newbie, please.

I am stitching away at my first all-hand-sewn cote, and am wondering which way to "turn" the seams when I fell them. I remember dimly that the correct way for modern seams is that the side seams fold towards the back.... but what about medieval ones? And the side gores? and the sleeves? an...
by Alic
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Traditional way of colouring straw hats in the early 20th C
Replies: 2
Views: 3024

Re: Traditional way of colouring straw hats in the early 20th C

"Straw hat varnish" is available from various (artist) printmakers suppliers, but as far as I know, it comes in "light" and "dark" only. (It's methylated spirits-based, and used as a resist in some etching processes.) BTW, wasn't there an Agatha Christie story where som...

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