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by Attilla the Bun
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Musketeers BBC
Replies: 45
Views: 10995

Re: The Musketeers BBC

Nope, we need to continue to have swash-buckling eye-candy on a Sunday evening.
IMHO.
by Attilla the Bun
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Musketeers BBC
Replies: 45
Views: 10995

Re: The Musketeers BBC

...and still don't care!
by Attilla the Bun
Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Musketeers BBC
Replies: 45
Views: 10995

Re: The Musketeers BBC

Oddly enough, I wasn't really looking at the ladies' hairstyles....
by Attilla the Bun
Mon May 21, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: building a bronze age boat for Time Team
Replies: 13
Views: 11112

Re: building a bronze age boat for Time Team

Sadly out of time for floating as has to be taken apart to get it into a museum in France. We get it back in 12 months and will make it float then. Isn't there a danger of it drying out and warping if it's kept inside a museum (I only ask because of bitter experience! http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_Xqv2...
by Attilla the Bun
Fri Dec 09, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Mummified cat identifies witches cottage?
Replies: 8
Views: 3585

Re: Mummified cat identifies witches cottage?

Cats hidden in buildings are not uncommon. http://www.apotropaios.co.uk/dried_cats.htm Years ago, I've freeze-dried the remains of a cat from a cottage in Wales for the museum, (was pretty dry already, as I remember it!) and I remember a horse skull as well from under the floor of a house in the Val...
by Attilla the Bun
Mon Sep 12, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Peg Loom
Replies: 28
Views: 11597

Re: Peg Loom

Free-end braiding is just any form of plaiting and braiding with any number of threads, (often not just three), tied on just at one end while fingerloop or loop-manipulated braiding is done by working with loops around the fingers, interlocking the threads by hooking them through each other with the...
by Attilla the Bun
Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Peg Loom
Replies: 28
Views: 11597

Re: Peg Loom

You must been at some odd events!
Spinning
Free-end braiding
Fingerloop braiding
Sewing
Embroidery
Sprang or knitting depending on the date
Making string/cord/rope
Net making
by Attilla the Bun
Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Peg Loom
Replies: 28
Views: 11597

Re: Peg Loom

How about the influx of what looks like the Japanese kumihimo (? however it's spelled!) disc braiding? I've seen a lot of it about recently, from Viking to modern, and I was wondering is it actually authentic for any of it? The notorious Trollen Wheel. This from one of the administrators of the won...
by Attilla the Bun
Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Skinner's Horse at Broadlands
Replies: 2
Views: 1816

Re: Skinner's Horse at Broadlands

You were all absolutely brilliant, as usual!
A great weekend.
by Attilla the Bun
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Close helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 2595

Re: Close helmet

Originally, who knows, but eventually more of a 'OMG, have to go and fight in a ECW battle, whatever am I going to put on my head - oh, that'll do' type of scenario
by Attilla the Bun
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Badge found on Bosworth Battlefield
Replies: 11
Views: 2290

Re: Badge found on Bosworth Battlefield

Elenna DeVargr wrote:It's difficult to tell by the piece if it was to do with Zouche as it seems very damaged.

It's been very, very stripped
Battery acid, probably Image
by Attilla the Bun
Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:41 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Close helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 2595

Re: Close helmet

The one I'm thinking of is early 17th century, because it was made in two pieces but has quite a high crest, and a close helmet rather than a burgonet becasue it hasn't any cheek pieces. Or so I've been told The falling buffe is a very late example, an unusual both in that it's in three segments and...
by Attilla the Bun
Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Close helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 2595

Re: Close helmet

It's lovely, but it's not a burgonet I'm after, and it has to have a falling buffe! (I know it's a faint hope, but it was worth a try!)
Thanks, though, Phil
by Attilla the Bun
Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Close helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 2595

Close helmet

Does anyone have a close helmet with a falling buffe? Or know where I could get a picture of this combination?
by Attilla the Bun
Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Another (nearly) completed outfit!
Replies: 15
Views: 4342

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

Gorgeous
by Attilla the Bun
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: new group - West Lancashire Living History Society
Replies: 17
Views: 5429

Re: new group - West Lancashire Living History Society

Oooh. If only..
Can I be a sort of Country Member?
by Attilla the Bun
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Archers A New Society
Replies: 42
Views: 11068

Re: The Archers A New Society

Hands up anyone else who saw the title and went "Dum-de-dum-de-dum-de-dum. Dum-de dum-de-dihhh-dohhhh"......
by Attilla the Bun
Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Lyhtam St Annes WWII event 21st & 2nd August 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2931

Re: Lyhtam St Annes WWII event 21st & 2nd August 2010

My mum (80) thought you were all brilliant!
by Attilla the Bun
Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:58 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1 C Romans Interested?
Replies: 54
Views: 12523

Re: 1 C Romans Interested?

That's a pity, as I'm always happy to meet other Romans
by Attilla the Bun
Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1 C Romans Interested?
Replies: 54
Views: 12523

Re: 1 C Romans Interested?

Good grief. That's a considerable rant and an amazing amount of analysis on the basis of half a dozen words from me. Dax asked the same question on the previous page, without revealing any group membership, and several other people have said far more, but I get the rant. 'Twas ever thus... *gets out...
by Attilla the Bun
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1 C Romans Interested?
Replies: 54
Views: 12523

Re: 1 C Romans Interested?

Just...wondered.
by Attilla the Bun
Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1 C Romans Interested?
Replies: 54
Views: 12523

Re: 1 C Romans Interested?

Loving this thread. =:o)



Who is it you're planning to fight, then?
by Attilla the Bun
Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cloth thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 3450

Re: Cloth thoughts

I thought the term 'worsted' was to do with the preparation of thread - that it's combed rather than carded, (or in modern thread, presumably carded then combed) so that all the fibres lie parallel (whether long or short staple) and you get a stronger, smoother but harder thread.
by Attilla the Bun
Mon Dec 07, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bunny Blanket
Replies: 11
Views: 2172

Re: Bunny Blanket

=:o)
by Attilla the Bun
Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Bunny Blanket
Replies: 11
Views: 2172

Re: Bunny Blanket

*shudder*
by Attilla the Bun
Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wooden boxes and mugs
Replies: 26
Views: 4020

Re: Wooden boxes and mugs

There's now six coopered tankards from the British Iron Age too, (the sixth one was found in Wales a couple of years ago and recently acquired by the National Museum of Wales and about to go on display in April) the most famous being the Trawsfynedd tankard which, coincidentally, is currently on lo...

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