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by Karina
Wed May 10, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8369
Views: 479129

Re: 4 Word Story

toe nail clippings to
by Karina
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8369
Views: 479129

Re: 4 Word Story

a demonstration of
by Karina
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My new boy
Replies: 12
Views: 3320

Re: My new boy

Lovely boy! Congrats. :rock:
by Karina
Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What job would you have done medieval times?
Replies: 8
Views: 1538

Re: What job would you have done medieval times?

Oh dear, I'm a witch doctor :wtf:
by Karina
Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Trying to learn fast
Replies: 8
Views: 2740

Re: Trying to learn fast

I have outer garments for that era going spare at the moment, PM me if interested and we can see if they will fit you. Maybe we can come to some amicable arrangement? :thumbup:
by Karina
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: GROUPS IN WEST MIDLANDS?
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: GROUPS IN WEST MIDLANDS?

Many thanks, I will be going to Whittington Castle tomorrow as a MOP, there are a few local(ish) groups attending. I'll go have a look and speak to someone :thumbup: (and try not to wander around with a pathetic look on my face in the hope that one of them will feel sorry for me and let me join!) :t...
by Karina
Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: GROUPS IN WEST MIDLANDS?
Replies: 4
Views: 1293

Re: GROUPS IN WEST MIDLANDS?

Ditto Edeline's post. I am currently a member of a Tudor group but was looking for a group in another time period, I have been lurking in the background reading the society posts long enough, it's time to grasp the nettle. :|
by Karina
Wed May 23, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: knitting
Replies: 6
Views: 1313

Re: knitting

Hi phendricks, I just noticed the line about crochet (they did crochet so why not knit?) I love to crochet but have never done any while in costume because I could never find any evidence of it (I'm in a Tudor, late 16C, group) do you know what type of crochet was done and where I could go to find a...
by Karina
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Guy Fawkes' Hat
Replies: 7
Views: 2325

Re: Guy Fawkes' Hat

Hi and welcome to the site, I didn't recieve a private message it might be worth trying again and if it still doesn't work contact Cal. I am still waiting for the new block :roll: , but I will require your head measurement and other details before I can start anyway, so try again with the PM :thumbu...
by Karina
Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Guy Fawkes' Hat
Replies: 7
Views: 2325

Re: Guy Fawkes' Hat

Hi Joshua, I am having a nice new hat block made that can be adapted to make this design, if Adam can't help then PM me and I will see what I can do, but as I say my new block won't be finished until after Christmas. :D
by Karina
Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: The Cheshire Prophet
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Re: The Cheshire Prophet

What a fantastic story! I have just read it out loud and even in my very broad black country accent it sounds great. I hope you turn these into a book, I would buy it! :D
by Karina
Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:57 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: LARP helmet. (NOT FOR ME)
Replies: 4
Views: 1252

Re: LARP helmet. (NOT FOR ME)

I think it looks lovely, very creative :) I'm not a LARPer but I'm sure whoever it is for will feel a million dollars in it. It looks very well made, well done :thumbup: .
by Karina
Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:04 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1898 ish visctorian ladies hats
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: 1898 ish visctorian ladies hats

I couldn't see any picture, did you post one? I normally make modern hats (weddings,ascot etc.) but I'll give it a go if you post a piccy. :?
by Karina
Tue May 19, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1920-30 mens costume
Replies: 2
Views: 950

Thanks for the reply, PM sent.
by Karina
Tue May 19, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1920-30 mens costume
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

Fishtail, so that what they are called! Thanks for your help I will pass on the above links. :D
by Karina
Mon May 18, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1920-30 mens costume
Replies: 2
Views: 950

1920-30 mens costume

Hiya, I have posted a similar request in the costume section but I thought I would also ask here, can anyone help with working class costume for a man between the wars, especially trousers and caps. He will need a couple of sets of everything as he will be in them all day so we would like to keep th...
by Karina
Mon May 18, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1920-30 mens costume
Replies: 10
Views: 1050

1920-30 mens costume

A friend of mine as recenetly got a job as a museum guide and needs costume, he has asked me for help but the little I know is of a totally different time period. So, can anyone help with typical costume for a working class man in the 1920-1930 period. We are having difficulty finding trousers with ...
by Karina
Wed Apr 23, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: La volta
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Hi Adam, have pm'd you. :D
by Karina
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: New scientist article
Replies: 0
Views: 342

New scientist article

I have been going through some back issues of the New Scientist and came accross an article in the 26th Jan 08 issue about 'Marvellous mithridatum' (pg 52/53) by Stephanie Pain. It was very interesting Mithridatum apparently was a cure for almost every illness imaginable and a antidote for all poiso...
by Karina
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan groups in the West Midlands
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Have PM'd you.
by Karina
Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Felt
Replies: 8
Views: 576

You can get flat fur felt, it hasn't been used for about 60years but it is back on the market. I found some here, http://www.hatsupply.com/flat_fur_felt.htm but if you contack Baxter Hart and Abraham they may supply it, they are very friendly and usually very helpful. :D
by Karina
Mon Apr 30, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Feather Dye
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Thanks, I think I have cracked it! I was having a little trouble dying hackles (they just would not take up dye as easily as other feathers). I eventually tried a dylon dye for machine dying! I know this sounds a bit odd but they work at cooler temps than acid dyes or some of the dyes for silk etc. ...
by Karina
Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Feather Dye
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Feather Dye

I have been trying to find a beige feather dye :roll: , anyone got any suggestions? :)
by Karina
Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Doughnut babies?
Replies: 9
Views: 1232

I heard somewhere that it was called a 'black pudding'. Ha sanyone else heard this?
by Karina
Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Braiding for tricorn and bicorn hats
Replies: 15
Views: 1199

I hope to see you there.
by Karina
Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Braiding for tricorn and bicorn hats
Replies: 15
Views: 1199

I am agog at the amount of knowledge you all have :shock: I will try to get to the NLHF this weekend but I am looking to buy braid rather than weave it myself it all sounds far too complicated, if i do I will certainly say hello.
by Karina
Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:41 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Braiding for tricorn and bicorn hats
Replies: 15
Views: 1199

Thank you :D , I have been looking at Navy laces on the internet and thought the Oakleaf (bias & stand) would be OK. I'll use it on a bicorn. For reenactment are only silk or linen acceptable as brim bindings? and would petersham be Ok for larp? Sorry to be picking your brains but I don't seem t...
by Karina
Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Braiding for tricorn and bicorn hats
Replies: 15
Views: 1199

Braiding for tricorn and bicorn hats

I am a milliner and have been making hats for a while now, I am particularly interested in making historical hats, although I usually make 1920's to 1940's hats I have made a few bicorn and tricorn's (just for the hell of it :D) but need advice on braiding etc, I have seen some gold braid for sale o...

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