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by ValTarrant
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wanted; white knee socks.
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Re: Wanted; white knee socks.

Sally Pointer does very good stockings https://www.sallypointer.com/stockings---socks
by ValTarrant
Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Test Post with Image
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Test Post with Image

The forum now looks great on my android phone. The only issue is that the advertising and the header image don't resize.
by ValTarrant
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Norman tent
Replies: 14
Views: 2106

Re: Norman tent

guthrie wrote:Basically the holes for the dowels weakened the diagonally cut poles and split apart after a couple of days of use and a little wind, not even that much wind


Had the join been wrapped in the rope provided? I'd be interested to know as I have been looking at these tents myself.
by ValTarrant
Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Household - 1480s
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

Re: The Household - 1480s

No, I'm sorry but the group disbanded some time ago.
by ValTarrant
Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Festival of History..
Replies: 24
Views: 3809

Re: Festival of History..

That's a pretty good price for a festival of that scale with the variety of whats on offer I think. Considering I just paid £7 for a 2 hr cinema visit. Tower of London is £22 It is reasonable and if I lived within 30 miles of the show, I probably would have gone. However, it has become increasingly...
by ValTarrant
Tue Jan 20, 2015 1:43 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Festival of History..
Replies: 24
Views: 3809

Re: Festival of History..

The reason I didn't go to Kelmarsh last year (from Norfolk) was the cost to get in! I seem to remember it was over £20 for a single adult ticket.
by ValTarrant
Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My victorian wedding gown!
Replies: 7
Views: 2001

Re: My victorian wedding gown!

Congratulations on your marriage.

The clothes are absolutely fantastic!

Regards

Val
by ValTarrant
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Good adverts for LBP
Replies: 12
Views: 1562

Re: Lincoln Bishops Palace Xmas IMPORTANT

Hi Martin

Just checked this website:

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/days ... -lp-1-dec/

and it does state it's free entry for all.
by ValTarrant
Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Morocco?
Replies: 19
Views: 2663

Re: Morocco?

Tangier was part of the dowry of Catherine of Braganza when she married Charles II.
by ValTarrant
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric Suppliers
Replies: 64
Views: 32026

Re: Fabric Suppliers

So maybe not curtains, but a hanging... I'll put it on the "I want some but can't justify it" list!

Val
by ValTarrant
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric Suppliers
Replies: 64
Views: 32026

Re: Fabric Suppliers

Couldn't someone - not me, incase I order something - ask about prices and post them here?

Val
by ValTarrant
Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Groups near (ish) Essex?
Replies: 8
Views: 1414

Re: Groups near (ish) Essex?

The Household http://www.thehousehold.org which holds its off season meetings at Cressing Temple Nr Braintree will have a recruiting stall at The Templar's Fayre. This taking place 11th/12th September and is being held at ... Cressing Temple. We are a late 15th century living history group, so datew...
by ValTarrant
Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Post Spam Messages Here
Replies: 224
Views: 78360

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Didn't fancy following link and I can't read Russian, so I hope I'm not out of line:

viewtopic.php?f=17&t=21580
by ValTarrant
Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Cook wanted - 1480s
Replies: 0
Views: 729

Cook wanted - 1480s

The Household wish to recruit a cook with a strong interest in recreating appropriate menus for both during the day and “after hours”. We do not expect you to start with an expert knowledge of period food and cooking techniques, neither do we expect you to do all the work. We would like you to take ...
by ValTarrant
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:50 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Household - 1480s
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

The Household - 1480s

A living history group created around the household of a silk woman in late 15th century London and based in Essex. Our website is currently being updated. The Household is a group of experienced living history presenters who believe in maintaining a high standard of historical accuracy. We aim to h...
by ValTarrant
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Points
Replies: 39
Views: 2843

Re: Points

IDEEDEE wrote: an image of some nice 1490 "flip-flops"


I want some!
by ValTarrant
Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 2258

Re: Noble hats

Sir Edmund Mortimer wrote:I would love to do one of the courses but at present buisness is slow to dead... so cant afford the book let alone a course :thumbdown:


Have you tried ordering it from your library?
by ValTarrant
Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Belt for Burgundian gown
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Re: Belt for Burgundian gown

Thank you.

Val
by ValTarrant
Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Belt for Burgundian gown
Replies: 6
Views: 846

Belt for Burgundian gown

I portray a senior woman servant in a silk woman's household around 1480 and I'm just about to make a belt for a Burgundian gown. I will be making it in black wool and I have bought buckle MB25 from Mercia Sveiter which will allow me to make the belt 75 mm wide. I can't decide how long to make it, h...
by ValTarrant
Mon Oct 12, 2009 11:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Can you help me with Tudor question please?
Replies: 13
Views: 2027

Re: Thanks.

Marcus is actually referring to the television series Blood Ties based on the novels by the Canadian author Tanya Huff. The male vampire is Henry Fitzroy, Earl of Richmond and bastard son of Henry VIII. Soph :D Thanks for this. I've just finished watching the DVD boxed set of all 22 episodes - best...
by ValTarrant
Sun Sep 06, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Medieval Sheet Music
Replies: 5
Views: 1591

Re: Medieval Sheet Music

Hello Por conforter mon corage Santa Maria strela do dia/Quen diz mal L'homme arme Many thanks Tinkerbell xx They have this under anon but it looks like the one you are looking for http://www.cpdl.org/wiki/images/sheet/hom-arme.pdf I couldn't find the others but this is a good site for early music....
by ValTarrant
Fri Sep 04, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More seamy ditherings.
Replies: 18
Views: 1746

I started to reply on the thread but I got so long I've sent it as a PM instead.

Val
by ValTarrant
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: More seamy ditherings.
Replies: 18
Views: 1746

I had to install SVGViewer from Adobe. If you click on the help button on the interactive matrix page it gives you instructions.

Val

PS Interesting thread.
by ValTarrant
Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:50 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Weaving Picture
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Thank you Karen. I did look at your site first but only the link to the Tanaquil picture with spinning now works. I tried searching the British Library but only one picture (spinning ) gets displayed. I have emailed Historic Enterprises and hopefully they will be able to let me know. Regards Val PS ...
by ValTarrant
Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Weaving Picture
Replies: 3
Views: 615

Weaving Picture

Can anyone tell me anything about the picture of weaving on this Historic Enterprise page, please?

http://historicenterprises.biz/mens-fab ... 602b1b82c1

Thanks

Val Tarrant
by ValTarrant
Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Scraps - a universal mystery?
Replies: 13
Views: 1282

Linen Scraps - a universal mystery?

I'm just cutting out the lining for my kirtle and realised that I was carefully folding even the smallest offcuts into a neat pile for keeping. Even pieces that I can't imagine a use for. So my question is: at what size do you throw away linen scraps? Or is there another use I could put them to? Val
by ValTarrant
Thu Mar 19, 2009 2:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: crossword clue
Replies: 10
Views: 924

How about a bliaut?

Val
by ValTarrant
Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Things that make you go '!'
Replies: 141
Views: 10165

http://www.costumerating.com/index.php?i=92

Shoes courtesy of Ye Olde Cotton Traders? No comment on the rest..... !

Val

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