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by Scottish Lady
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Living History photography
Replies: 4
Views: 927

Re: Living History photography

I have a lovely little VPC from about 1915 but I'm still trying to work out all the best settings to get good photos. Unfortunately, it's a bit pricey for film and developing so it's taking a while. If anyone knows of an instruction leaflet that would be great.
by Scottish Lady
Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: No Comments, very disappointing.
Replies: 8
Views: 1245

Re: No Comments, very disappointing.

You seem to have had an awful lot of people reading your posts. I've not been on in a while, but I've never had any problems getting a response if I've asked a direct question about anything.
by Scottish Lady
Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Internment of civilans during WW.I
Replies: 3
Views: 650

Re: Internment of civilans during WW.I

Have just finished reading 'Meeting the Enemy' by Richard Van Emden. It's not just about internment, but well worth reading, as are any of his books.
by Scottish Lady
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: My boots are too small
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Re: My boots are too small

There's always one..! Next you'll be saying that you didn't know we Scots cook on a girdle rather than a griddle.
by Scottish Lady
Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1914-1918 Scots in the Great War Living History Society
Replies: 0
Views: 641

1914-1918 Scots in the Great War Living History Society

Scots in the Great War LH Society reenact military and civilian aspects of the Great War 1914-1918. At present, we concentrate mainly on the Lowland Regiments, although we are happy to consider anything that someone might want to portray, naval, miners, shipbuilders, nurses, suffragists, general pub...
by Scottish Lady
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: General History
Topic: My boots are too small
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Re: My boots are too small

Thanks Neil, I think what I need is someone with a size bigger feet than me to wear them for a day..!!
by Scottish Lady
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Reenactor Fairs
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Re: Reenactor Fairs

Thanks, I spend ages trawling charity/vintage shops and have a fair amount, but hey, you can never have enough of a good thing!
by Scottish Lady
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: My boots are too small
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

Re: My boots are too small

Sorry, this probably doesn't come under G History, I got the wrong page, blame the weather here or something!
by Scottish Lady
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: My boots are too small
Replies: 8
Views: 1348

My boots are too small

I'm really aiming this at Tod! I've just got some front lacing boots for WW1 and they're a bit of a snug fit. Has anyone got a simple solutions for stretching them a bit?
by Scottish Lady
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Reenactor Fairs
Replies: 4
Views: 1033

Reenactor Fairs

Does anyone know whether there are any markets/fairs that specialise, or at least have a reasonable selection of Edwardian/WW1 items, clothing in particular?
by Scottish Lady
Sun Jun 08, 2014 7:12 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Ladies undergarments 1914
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

Ladies undergarments 1914

I've got a fantastic book called Edwardian Shopping, which is a selection of items from the Army & Navy Stores 1898-1913, there are some really great illustrations. Does anyone know whether anyone is actually making anything like the A&N Specialite Corsets, as I really need something to make...
by Scottish Lady
Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Rush Hats
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Re: Rush Hats

Rachel makes amazing hats, not sure of her contact details though I'm afraid.
by Scottish Lady
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: medieval oatcake recipe?
Replies: 14
Views: 6010

Re: medieval oatcake recipe?

Although I'm mostly doing 17thC onwards, I don't think the basic recipe, or practicalities change. I melt some fat,(butter, bacon fat) in a small amount of hot water and add the oatmeal. Quickly make into a ball, and then flatten it out on your heated girdle as thinly as possible, (thats Scot's for ...
by Scottish Lady
Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Teasels
Replies: 12
Views: 2143

Re: Teasels

Are the seeds for the cultivated Fuller's Teasels? If so, where did you get them? The wild ones grow well here, so maybe the cultivated ones will as well.
by Scottish Lady
Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: WW1 knitting
Replies: 5
Views: 1216

Re: WW1 knitting

Hi Dixie, Ian's wondering if you've got patterns for fingerless mitts? Happy New Year! See you at Motherwell. Jude
by Scottish Lady
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Teasels
Replies: 12
Views: 2143

Re: Teasels

Thanks Sally, I've just done a quick 'speed read', and that's an amazing article. I'd no idea that teasels had been used quite so extensively and comparatively recently. We've got a lot of woolen mills in this area and a fair bit of cashmere production, so when I've got a bit more time I'll try cont...
by Scottish Lady
Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Teasels
Replies: 12
Views: 2143

Teasels

Not sure where the best place to post this query is. I know that it's a fairly common theory that teasels were used a) to 'tease' out wool before spinning and b) to raise the nap on woolen cloth such as cashmere, but as far as I can tell, the teasels used for this were cultivated ones called Fuller'...
by Scottish Lady
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Links for 16thC cooking/recipes?
Replies: 1
Views: 1484

Links for 16thC cooking/recipes?

Has anyone got any links to 16thC cooking/recipes. I need to know what types of fruit/veggies were available at that time as well, Scottish/English Borders. Thanks
by Scottish Lady
Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: ?????
Replies: 7
Views: 1362

Re: ?????

Welcome to the madhouse!
by Scottish Lady
Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: white carrots!
Replies: 41
Views: 12408

Re: white carrots!

Can anyone tell me why my post from 2007 on this subject has been edited and re-quoted above?
by Scottish Lady
Fri May 07, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1880's ladies dress query
Replies: 7
Views: 957

Re: 1880's ladies dress query

Whilst it wasn't a ball gown, I think your suggestion is pretty plausible Alice, do you have any references to it? I'll pass the suggestions on.
by Scottish Lady
Mon May 03, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1880's ladies dress query
Replies: 7
Views: 957

1880's ladies dress query

I was at a museum in Fife yesterday. They have on display, a ladies dress from the 1880's, quite a posh silk one, with exquisite stitching, probably worn to a wedding, and probably made in Edinburgh or Glasgow, definitely Scottish. It has a close fastening, boned and lined bodice, with decorative bu...
by Scottish Lady
Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Charles Edward Stuart Society
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

Re: Charles Edward Stuart Society

Hi Arran,

I know it's a long time in advance, but do you know if there is a date yet for Derby this year?
by Scottish Lady
Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Plaid Fabric for Clothing
Replies: 1
Views: 931

Re: Plaid Fabric for Clothing

What type of role are you portraying? Civil War, Scot, (as you mention it being plaid material)? Also, what type of trousers are you speaking about, knee length breeks, or trews, (for which you'd need a good pattern), as they are cut on the diagonal, and to a completely different pattern to modern t...
by Scottish Lady
Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pattern problem for 15th century doublet - help!
Replies: 29
Views: 2748

Re: Pattern problem for 15th century doublet - help!

Got your PM. Something strange happening, because the PM I sent you originally just sat in my Outbox as well. See you Thursday.
by Scottish Lady
Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pattern problem for 15th century doublet - help!
Replies: 29
Views: 2748

Re: Pattern problem for 15th century doublet - help!

Have PM'd you, but not sure it got sent properly, can you let me know. Jude
by Scottish Lady
Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:09 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Honey
Replies: 6
Views: 1681

Karen, thanks for the links. Kirsty, forgive me if I seem a bit abrupt, but my immediate response to your reply, was that it was more than just a bit condescending. No-one was actually asking the definition of honey, but for information regarding it's preserving qualities, something I'm interested i...
by Scottish Lady
Mon May 25, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Alternative to water in LH camps
Replies: 64
Views: 8212

Tried out Sally's recipe of cider vinegar and honey in water at the weekend. It was voted a great sucess, thirst quenching without leaving an aftertaste, and it looked good as well.
by Scottish Lady
Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: What we did at Easter
Replies: 2
Views: 650

What we did at Easter

There are some really good pics on this site
http:/albums.phanfare.com/isolated/SlgWbgQv/2963156/3715393
Sorry I couldn't get it linked properly.
That was the weekend, then Wednesday night/Thursday morning see the Culloden night march pics that IanDev has posted.
by Scottish Lady
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 10262

Wasn't it blue nail varnish to match the blue 'velvet' jacket..!

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