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by Drachelis
Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tanned Grey Squirrel Fur - useful content
Replies: 11
Views: 2948

Re: WTB Tanned Grey Squirrel Fur

You can buy it from House of De Clifford

Cherry
Shadowlight
by Drachelis
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Veils
Replies: 12
Views: 4263

Re: Veils

I have some fantastic silk paj from http://www.fabricland.co.uk, that I intend to use as veiling. It is very fine and almost transparent, but soft. Hemming it will be interesting, but we like a challenge. It will have to be a rolled hem with fabric that fine- oh the joys of roll hemming chiffon - h...
by Drachelis
Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wife of Bath costume re-creation question
Replies: 4
Views: 1590

Re: Wife of Bath costume re-creation question

Yep I would go with fur trim on the arms. Houppelandes were over the head garments- no lacing at all - voluminous garments needing about 8 meters of cloth. It was all pulled in by the belt and the folds arranged to give the pleated effect. The houppelande was an overdress and would have had kittle u...
by Drachelis
Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Chimera Costumes
Replies: 60
Views: 16667

Re: Chimera Costumes

Folks - ask for a delivery date when you place your order- if you need it quick smart then tell the supplier, also ask how long their order book is, confirm price then pay - simples !

Cherry
Shadowlight
by Drachelis
Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Historia Originata 2 new trade show October
Replies: 7
Views: 2937

Re: Historia Originata 2 new trade show October

Unfortunately Shadowlight will not be able to be there because Ming is out of the country on a contract - however we are still contactable for orders and will be at ILHF at the end of October.

Cherry

Shadowlight Designs
by Drachelis
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: European Martial Arts in Wales, UK
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: European Martial Arts in Wales, UK

Ming runs the Grey School of Western Martial Arts -( approved by the Federation of Historical Swordplay )it has been in abeyance for a while due to pressure of work but he will be hoping to start it up again very shortly (having members is a good reason - most of the old lot finished Uni - Trinity a...
by Drachelis
Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing
Replies: 88
Views: 12003

Re: the 3 layers rule of mens clothing

i must say we have always suffered for our fashion -corsetry etc etc But on your point - I have lived through the fifties and sixties and there is wide documentation of clothing but............ I know I and my friends wore clothing that isn't evidenced - mostly it is the major trends that are docume...
by Drachelis
Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More silk questions - 14th century
Replies: 9
Views: 2270

Re: More silk questions - 14th century

I'm afraid we don't do Torm we do Living History a couple of weeks earlier I do refer to a Visual History of Costume by Aileen Ribero for some of the brass rubbings and "weepers" around tombs I believe there was both embroidery and brocade in this period but I don't think thereeis any evid...
by Drachelis
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More silk questions - 14th century
Replies: 9
Views: 2270

Re: More silk questions - 14th century

Site seems to be down but they have an active ebay shop of the same name

Cherry
Shadowlight Designs
by Drachelis
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More silk questions - 14th century
Replies: 9
Views: 2270

Re: More silk questions - 14th century

Oh by the way there were brocades - I have a picture of a brass rubbing around 1350 depicting brocade underdresses and short sleeved loose surcoates or overgowns

Cherry
Shadowlight Designs
by Drachelis
Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More silk questions - 14th century
Replies: 9
Views: 2270

Re: More silk questions - 14th century

Hi Lidy, So nice to see someone planing to make other than a tightly fitting gown or kirtle - surcoats of this time were loose and drapey with quite high armholes. I use a company http://www.bankokthaisilk.com who produce a lightweight silk taffeta fine enough for underdresses and quite cheap -only ...
by Drachelis
Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Silk fabrics
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

Re: Silk fabrics

the new power loomed silk dupion is far smoother and doesn't have hardly any slubs - otherwise I would agree on tafetta

Cherry
Shadowlight Designs
by Drachelis
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 12th/13th century ladies dress patterns needed
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: 12th/13th century ladies dress patterns needed

Where have you been looking for these items? I know of at least half a dozen traders (including myself) who carry this type of stock ( for varying costs)

If you let me know where you are based and your budget I can point you in the right direction as to local events etc.

Cherry
Shadowlight Designs
by Drachelis
Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:51 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Indulgence and trepidation
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Re: Indulgence and trepidation

Have to wait until Ming gets back - i'm a complete luddite when it comes to computers.

I'm being good now and carrying on working on orders for Tewkesbury

Cherry
Shadowlight Designs
by Drachelis
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Indulgence and trepidation
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Re: Indulgence and trepidation

Finally he brought me a sample of Scalamandre silk at £250.00 per yard!! :crazy: It was perfect, but way too expensive in my opinion. He went ahead and bought it anyway, at a reduced (!) price of £175.00 Aaargh!!! you know exactly how I feel then. The cut velvet and silk brocade came from an "...
by Drachelis
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Indulgence and trepidation
Replies: 5
Views: 1764

Indulgence and trepidation

A new customer of mine has placed some hefty orders with me for very opulent stuff (not a regular re-enactor) i am now knee deep in Hainsworth's doeskin, cotton/silk velvet, Insanely expensive ( his words) italian silk cut velvet and silk damask brocade and fine venetian wool - not to mention copiou...
by Drachelis
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 12th century dress required - advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 1191

Re: 12th century dress required - advice needed

Minti, there are quite a few events happening around h country and most will have clothing traders from Basic to high end.and you may be able to find something off the peg Tewkesbury festival is on 10th/11th July and has a very big market Your budget will dictate how easy it is to find something -wh...
by Drachelis
Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury
Replies: 41
Views: 7570

Re: Tewkesbury

Got all my details today - everything seems fine although the pitch we have been allocated doesn't appear on the original field plan - I presume that another couple of pitches have been added to the E row as it had 12 rather than the 14 on the other rows. we aren't in our usual place but I am happy ...
by Drachelis
Tue May 11, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Snailwell Medieval Fayre
Replies: 5
Views: 2232

Re: Snailwell Medieval Fayre

We will be going to the Carlisle market it was very good this year

Cherry
Shadowlight Desings
by Drachelis
Thu May 06, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury
Replies: 41
Views: 7570

Re: Tewkesbury

We have just received our e-mail confirmation
See you there

Cherry
Shadowlight Designs
by Drachelis
Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mrs F's new stays
Replies: 22
Views: 3761

Re: Mrs F's new stays

Absolutely stunning

Cherry
Shadowlight Designs
by Drachelis
Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury
Replies: 41
Views: 7570

Re: Tewkesbury

Contact made now

Thanks

Cherry
Shadowlight Designs
by Drachelis
Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury
Replies: 41
Views: 7570

Tewkesbury

Has anyone heard back after sending in their booking forms or had their cheques cashed? I didn't get a form in the mail out but my mail was dodgy for a time - so mailed them and asked for one - silence! I mailed again - and still silence I got a copy of the forms from another trader, duly filled the...
by Drachelis
Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The simple dress pattern
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Re: The simple dress pattern

Cut a contrast band / circle that will sit above the neckline giving a smaller neck opening and higher neckline.

When cutting this out cut the fabric on the bias -it sits better.

The other thing you could do is to take up the shoulder seams which will narrow the opening

Cherry
Shadowlight Designs
by Drachelis
Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fur yes or no???
Replies: 67
Views: 8196

Re: Fur yes or no???

Denholm Velvets do some very nice faux fur - bit pricey though
have to say much like other synthetic fabrics when working with it you can definitely tell the differencer.
Cherry
Shadowlight Designs
by Drachelis
Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Costume at ILHF/TORM
Replies: 23
Views: 4715

Some costumiers suc as myself also cater for the fantasy market as well as historical. I try to display a wide range of my work - both authentic and other - it is not only re-enactors who come to buy at the markets - Larpers and those wanting sumptuous kit for the venice carnival , also brides wanti...
by Drachelis
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:28 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury confirmation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1868

Wonderful Pegs - I'm just paranoid

Cherry
by Drachelis
Sun Apr 19, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury confirmation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1868

Tewkesbury confirmation?

Hiya, Has anyone had confirmation of their pitch from Tewkes yet? I haven't and the cheque hasn't come out of my account yet. I e-mailed amanda a couple of weeks ago but have had no reply at all yet. If none of us have had confirmation, then thats OK if some of have then I need to see where my booki...
by Drachelis
Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Scraps - a universal mystery?
Replies: 13
Views: 2233

I tend to keep anything larger than a thumb nail - scraps are used to reinforce button holes and buttons. Striped are good for interlining edges and binding seams. a little larger and they are cuffs -- waistbands etc Only thing is that I have so many that get relegated to the barn perhaps once a yea...
by Drachelis
Wed Mar 11, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 17487

I believe the ragged hems on trousers etc suggest that the wearer does not have to mend them because they have enough money to buy more - throw away society It a bit like a tan - yesteryear - a tan denoted work outside pale and interesting suggest the money not to do any outside work and the ladies ...

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