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by Uncle Bulgaria
Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Two markets....
Replies: 17
Views: 5164

Re: Two markets....

[quote][free entry to markets and charge for the carparking / buses then/quote]

Would in an ideal world be an answer. However, free entry to the market and only paying for the bus, would indeed pay for the buses but would not pay the substantial amount of money needed to put the market on.
by Uncle Bulgaria
Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Two markets....
Replies: 17
Views: 5164

Re: Two markets....

On another front what about a shuttle service between events? Do you think there would be any takers? My personal take on this would be that I cannot see how it would be practical. Neither places have a large enough carpark to take a days worth of parked cars. TORM's main carpark was full very earl...
by Uncle Bulgaria
Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Anyone trading at Lincoln?
Replies: 8
Views: 3056

Re: Anyone trading at Lincoln?

They lifted the one way system at the market 3 years ago due to a health & safety issue and now, ironically due to a different health & safety issue they are re-instating it????? My understanding is that you will only be allowed up steep hill and will have to go back down a different way. Ev...
by Uncle Bulgaria
Mon May 16, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arming points
Replies: 43
Views: 10415

Re: Arming points

Ok, have avoided the temptation to come in on this one but here I am :D Like Lucy my Arming Points are lucetted because they work. I'm still out on the great lucet debate but my customers like, use and want lucetted so I'm happy. My only suggestion to Koneko is that French Knitting is very different...
by Uncle Bulgaria
Tue Jun 08, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury
Replies: 41
Views: 7415

Re: Tewkesbury

Dear hamster I do not have my knickers in a twist, what I have is a business and livelihood to maintain. I have sent emails but what comes back is confusing and gramatically challenging. As for my organisational ability, not only do I manage home, kids, business ooh and I have organised bosworth, bl...
by Uncle Bulgaria
Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:50 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury
Replies: 41
Views: 7415

Re: Tewkesbury

I am desperately trying to get a telephone number so that I can speak to someone/anyone! Given the confusing and non grammatical letter we received today and the similar even more confusing emails we have had in the past, I want to actually speak to somebody and not wait for another slow time coming...
by Uncle Bulgaria
Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tewkesbury
Replies: 41
Views: 7415

Re: Tewkesbury

Am somewhat angry/bemused at letter that has arrived today regarding Tewkesbury trading. We are NOW being told after happily taking our money!, that we are to "apply" for ONE car pass only for our pitch???????? It would appear from the letter that the second car i.e. business partner, (bea...
by Uncle Bulgaria
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:30 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Web Site Domain Names
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

Thank you everyone for your help and advice. It wasn't quite the mine field I had anticipated :oops: I have a host, it was just the domain name I needed. Skev seems to have found one I understand in 1&1 so will probably go through them. Hopefully this means I should be up and running in just a f...
by Uncle Bulgaria
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Web Site Domain Names
Replies: 6
Views: 1472

Web Site Domain Names

Dear All I may regret asking this question as I feel that there may be too many answers to the question but I can't think of any where better to throw it, so here goes. Partner and I have have almost finished setting up my new website but obvisously I am going to need a WWW. Can any suggest what I d...
by Uncle Bulgaria
Tue Jun 24, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 R.A.F. UNIFORM
Replies: 4
Views: 2908

jelayemprins

OOh La La!

Cats out the bag :lol: :lol:

See ya soon

UB 8)
by Uncle Bulgaria
Fri Jun 20, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tablet woven braid
Replies: 6
Views: 1065

With all my braids Heddle and tablet, I always sew my ends back into the work. If there are a lot of threads, then you can miss the 4th or 5th by catching the end with the thread next to it. It can sometimes make it a tough but after a while you get the hang of it and it gets neater and easier. UB
by Uncle Bulgaria
Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14418

Dear Lidmy Talking as a joust widow, it's not all it's cracked up to be. I will be touring with both the medieval and tudor jousts this year and have been picking up the pieces of the medieval knights tournament now for 3 or 4 years (you see it all just begins to merge into one and I can't remember ...
by Uncle Bulgaria
Wed Jun 11, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: C14 style knitted hood with Lirripipe
Replies: 10
Views: 1447

Dear All Whilst on the subject of knitting and head gear in the same thread could I ask if anyone knows of a statute hat pattern please! Have done the acorn hat (thanks Sally), but have exhausted my search for this pattern. I do own one but would really like to have a go and knit one. Any help great...
by Uncle Bulgaria
Thu May 01, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Peg Looms
Replies: 11
Views: 2245

Agree with tablet and heddle, do both but find heddle probably much easier to learn as I use it with the kids at my demonstrations.

Also, a good one in finger weaving Tak V Bowes being a brilliant way to get introduced to that.

UB
by Uncle Bulgaria
Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: 1904 dated pillowcase
Replies: 4
Views: 1375

Dear Weasel

I have pm'd you.

UB
by Uncle Bulgaria
Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:16 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Womens Trousers/slack/pants
Replies: 4
Views: 3029

Womens Trousers/slack/pants

Dear All Hope you can help. I'm trying to find a pattern (or indeed some decent pictures) of womens trousers for the 40's. I know they are high waisted but thats about all. Will probably end up with a few frocks :shock: but want trousers as well. Any help would be grateful, as i'm running out of sea...
by Uncle Bulgaria
Sat Feb 16, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Identification Needed Please.
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Yep, looks like that!

Not sure how Grandy got that, I know he was RAF during the war, but thats all.

Thanks for the help, very interesting............. gives me something to look into now.

UB
by Uncle Bulgaria
Sat Feb 16, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Identification Needed Please.
Replies: 2
Views: 1054

Identification Needed Please.

Sadly, having lost my grandmother last year, I have been going through boxes of things from her old house. In with my grandfathers stuff was this badge and I was wondering if anyone can shed any light on what it is. Obviously got the bit that its German but can't find anything in German Insignia or ...
by Uncle Bulgaria
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval V necked gowns
Replies: 13
Views: 2016

Dear Annie I do not remember where or even when I read it, as it was many many years ago in the days where I truly needed to know everything :shock: but I believe what you are refering to is called a "Piecette" and is a small triangle of fabric that is pinned inside the opening of the gown...
by Uncle Bulgaria
Fri Nov 16, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: need a thimble!
Replies: 13
Views: 1624

Aitken Drum

Have PM'd you with possible source.

UB
by Uncle Bulgaria
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arming points
Replies: 43
Views: 10415

Dear Mark Having researched these for a longggggggggggg period of time, many prototypes and many breakages, the ones I now produce are lucetted as these produce the best and strongest result. Did try the "thin thread" and finger weave but just didn't hold up to any strengh and made them mu...
by Uncle Bulgaria
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: To cuff or not to cuff?
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

Yes all the edges are blanket stitches and no I forgot to count them :lol: :lol:
by Uncle Bulgaria
Tue Oct 02, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: To cuff or not to cuff?
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

Dear lidimy A LOT of patience! I thought it would be a good idea at the time but i'd only left myself a couple of weeks before the event, so I had a few late nights :roll: I do find that I back away from small children with icecreams now as I would be gutted if I spoilt it too soon :shock: :shock: n...
by Uncle Bulgaria
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:24 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Blackwork
Replies: 55
Views: 7848

Dear Annis Blackwork can indeed be addictive. I thought i'd try some for a tudor job I had on. I got a little carried away. You can see some piccies of my one and only attempt this year in the tudor section under "to cuff or not to cuff". Maybe it will give you some ideas for future works....
by Uncle Bulgaria
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: To cuff or not to cuff?
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

a couple more.......
by Uncle Bulgaria
Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: To cuff or not to cuff?
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

Dear Frances

Finally got arpund to some piccies of the finished shift.

Please bear in mind that this was my first attempt so there are probably a few faults in it that people will pcik up on but I'm quite proad of my efforts.
:oops: :oops:
by Uncle Bulgaria
Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What's this hat made of?
Replies: 19
Views: 2717

See you learn something new everyday! i.e that this picture had a zoom function!!!! :roll: :roll:

Totally agree now, it's fur not felt.

Sorry all will try reading the viewing option first next time, but from a distance............... :oops:
by Uncle Bulgaria
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What's this hat made of?
Replies: 19
Views: 2717

If you study the face, it would appear that the edges of the hat to face do look a little fluffy, not at all crisp which you would expect for linen.

To me it looks like it is felted and of a wool construction. So yes it probably would look fab felted and then quilted.
by Uncle Bulgaria
Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: points ????
Replies: 22
Views: 2537

Dear John I am a supplier of historical clothing points. I stock a variety of sorts depending on yours requirements. A set of hand dyed linen points (6 per set) with brass aiglets £15.00 various colours Leather points 12 per set riveted brass aiglets £22 Silk points set of 6 revitted points £20 Waxe...
by Uncle Bulgaria
Mon May 21, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: To cuff or not to cuff?
Replies: 13
Views: 2997

Mny thanks to both. Seamstress I will more than likely PM you if that's OK. Am having a family holiday before things get really hectic so it may be in a couple of weeks (I thought i'd leave the needlework at home, but may sneek some Blackwork practice with me!). Yes may trade is weaving and silkware...

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