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by Jenn
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Winter weather clothing?
Replies: 25
Views: 6767

Re: Winter weather clothing?

Or you could just buy the pitch - I know it's not as exciting. Dan at traditional materials will have some I am sure.
I think as you say you are looking for layers. Mittens could be a plan too.
by Jenn
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where to start? UK Reenactment
Replies: 27
Views: 9014

Re: Where to start? UK Reenactment

Don't buy anything before you have spoken to the group you want to join - something that seems perfect to you now may be completely wrong - they may also have some stuff you can borrow for an event so you have a go before you invest a lot of money. You need clothes, shoes, before you have any armour...
by Jenn
Sun May 13, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Clothing for childeren
Replies: 4
Views: 1536

Re: Clothing for childeren

You might also want to add to that a coat (and depending on when you are in this period a hood) and an apron or two
by Jenn
Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dreaded 'pourpoint' sleeveless doublet question
Replies: 31
Views: 10795

Re: Dreaded 'pourpoint' sleeveless doublet question

Julia Barrett
has pulled together a lot of the information on this
http://clothingtherose.co.uk/research-articles/
might be helpful
by Jenn
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Elizabethan ruff suppliers UK?
Replies: 10
Views: 4590

Re: Elizabethan ruff suppliers UK?

Annie the Pedlar makes them too and she like Lucy is definitely UK based
http://www.anniethepedlar.com/
click on the bit marked ruffs!
by Jenn
Sat Oct 22, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Looking for Tudor interest in the Midlands
Replies: 7
Views: 4116

Re: Looking for Tudor interest in the Midlands

nothing Tudor lots of other stuff though
Hallowe'en stuff - Scaresville
Victorian Christmas ..
by Jenn
Tue Apr 19, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26581

Re: Flodden kit and info please

I would say the majority of troops would be dressed like this http://www.tudortailor.com/bookshoptks.shtml it's a pretty good guide to the clothing of the period for most men who were likely to be fighting at Flodden *yes I know there would be some exceptions but even they wouldn't wearing anything ...
by Jenn
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 13137

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

In general the Scots took more of their influences from the French than the English however remember the Border at this period was fairly loosely drawn and so I would expect to see a variety of styles
by Jenn
Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: compromise for a cross dresser...
Replies: 15
Views: 3194

Re: compromise for a cross dresser...

as alice says a gown is the answer as it can be male or female depending on what you wear with itand how you wear it
It's also warm - which if we have more events like Richmond with that very cold wind is what you want
by Jenn
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: patterns for boys clothes
Replies: 0
Views: 659

patterns for boys clothes

A friend of mine is looking for a pattern to make her son a jacket for Christmas - Napoleonic era (or there abouts) - doesn't need to be absolutely perfect. A pattern would be simpler. It's not my period can anyone direct me to where she might be able to get a pattern. She's pretty competent
Thanks
by Jenn
Wed Oct 06, 2010 9:47 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: tudor warfare day
Replies: 1
Views: 1939

tudor warfare day

Hello everyone - thought you might be interested in this - a day of lectures all about Tudor Warfare. It's taking place at Oxford University's Department of Continuing Education on 26 October: http://www.conted.ox.ac.uk/courses/details.php?id=O10P102HIJ&search=tudor%20warfare&submitbutton=Se...
by Jenn
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Lining of hoods
Replies: 32
Views: 6075

Re: Lining of hoods

Optional really depending on whether it would make you more comfortable and warmer - if that's what you're bothered about then I'd use wool to line it
If your hood is very smart then you could use fur?
by Jenn
Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26581

Re: Flodden kit and info please

I am all for presenting our hobby in it's best light!
Believe me
by Jenn
Fri Aug 27, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26581

Re: Flodden kit and info please

Exactly _ which is why it's worth checking that anyone wants you to do one first
by Jenn
Fri Aug 27, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26581

Re: Flodden kit and info please

That website is awful I know
I wasn't seriously suggesting 15K people on the field
by Jenn
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26581

Re: Flodden kit and info please

A couple of questions? Has anyone been in touch with the people organising the commerations to ask if they'd like a re-enactment after the initial contact made i think last year? I know Allan was also making some noises has he done anything too? Since if they don't want one then I can see some diffi...
by Jenn
Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26581

Re: Flodden kit and info please

Like them http://www.selkirkweekendadvertiser.co.uk/selkirknews/Association-drawsup-battle-plansfor-Flodden.3514570.jp you mean? and here where John Waller posted http://www.flodden.net/forum/thread.aspx?thread-id=19 might be worth chasing this? Ps I think the King's Servants although English is pro...
by Jenn
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26581

Re: Flodden kit and info please

The difficulty is there very little that has been written recently on Scots clothes at this period - In general Lowland Scots tended to follow European fashions. They seem to have leant towards French styles rather than English at this period ( so a bit less square in shape for the men for example L...
by Jenn
Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:10 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing
Replies: 88
Views: 11992

Re: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing

You see whilst I take Jack's point about builders and you perhaps taking some layers off when you're working in addition to Jack's pictures there are one's of people like potboys for example too although to be honest not as many as many modern men probably think are necessary or would do so ( think ...
by Jenn
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Square Tents
Replies: 6
Views: 1743

Re: Square Tents

Doesn't Vic James make them?
He generally has some idea of where his stuff come from - ask him?
by Jenn
Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:38 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Asians in C15 England
Replies: 64
Views: 8159

Re: Asians in C15 England

This is obviously refering to black people but I am not sure what they would call black and we would call black are the same
Anyway it's quite interesting
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/path ... /moors.htm
by Jenn
Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor bodice question
Replies: 12
Views: 3110

Re: Tudor bodice question

No it covers the range but I appreciate what you're saying look at the images I put up - they're not rich people and they'll give you an idea
by Jenn
Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor bodice question
Replies: 12
Views: 3110

Re: Tudor bodice question

Thanks Mally
I didn't make that as clear as I could have done
Can I suggest if you are intending to make any more costume of this period that you consider buying
The Tudor Tailor
http://www.tudortailor.com/bookshoptt.shtml which is really helpful
by Jenn
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor bodice question
Replies: 12
Views: 3110

Re: Tudor bodice question

Lucet cord as Mally said would be fine for your purposes A couple of questions - when in the 16th century are you aiming for? In general (and there exceptions either way) - before 1550 the bodice and the skirt tend be joined at waist making an all in one garment http://www.moleiro.com/miniatura.v.ph...
by Jenn
Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Do re-enactors REALLY look the part ?
Replies: 42
Views: 7351

Re: Do re-enactors REALLY look the part ?

If we are talking about what most people did for the majority of the time in the past as now - it was not fight. I agree Marcus the reality of a modern battlefield is not something that most of us would want to see really. Neither would I want to recreate the reality of the plague pits. However it p...
by Jenn
Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Do re-enactors REALLY look the part ?
Replies: 42
Views: 7351

Re: Do re-enactors REALLY look the part ?

All of our interpretation is going to be filtered through the mirror of the present. However:- Actually I think the public are quite interested in the mundane because it isn't to them. They love to hear about our food, what the children are playing with etc. The not enough clothes thing is easily fi...
by Jenn
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Do re-enactors REALLY look the part ?
Replies: 42
Views: 7351

Re: Do re-enactors REALLY look the part ?

well this is something that has been discussed many times before - and I think in general the answer is sometimes like anything else The height/weight thing depends partially on social class - I am tall now for a woman and I would have been in the past too (but there were people of my height in the ...
by Jenn
Wed May 19, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Corset book suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 2109

Re: Corset book suggestions

For boning, hooks etc
http://www.venacavadesign.co.uk/
They have patterns too so it's a good place to have a nose
by Jenn
Tue May 11, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval 'headscarf' and apron
Replies: 18
Views: 3840

Re: Medieval 'headscarf' and apron

Plaits are your saviour really - when my hair was waist length I used to split it and plait it and then put it under a simple linen coif with long strings which then allows you to secure it. You can pin/add any headdress you want over that. The big advantage to having your hair covered is that it st...
by Jenn
Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: medieval toys
Replies: 27
Views: 8793

Re: medieval toys

felt balls are popular with my daughter as are some wooden animals - a horse, a cow etc painted in simple colours
and a poppet

I keep them in a separate bag and only allow them out at re-enactments so they have excitement of novelty

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