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by Catherine of Gwent
Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Kirtles
Replies: 22
Views: 10690

Re: Linen Kirtles

Thank you for your comprehensive answer, much appreciated.

Ann
by Catherine of Gwent
Sun Nov 30, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Kirtles
Replies: 22
Views: 10690

Re: Linen Kirtles

Sorry, should have said - late 14th early 15th century.

Thanks
Ann
by Catherine of Gwent
Sun Nov 30, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Linen Kirtles
Replies: 22
Views: 10690

Linen Kirtles

Does anyone have a reference for the Linen Kirtles or other dress types that re-enactors wear in the summer please?

Many thanks
Ann
by Catherine of Gwent
Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Ragged Victorians - 1840/50s
Replies: 16
Views: 4685

Re: Ragged Victorians - 1840/50s

Met some of you at Spetchley Park in August. Fabulous, menacing, interesting, and those teeth!!!! It was like meeting Bill Sykes (but he was such a nice chap when he wasn't in character) :D

Ann
Freemen of Gwent
by Catherine of Gwent
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Cheam Ware
Replies: 1
Views: 1462

Cheam Ware

I am looking to replace a 14/15 C replica Cheam Ware jug, can someone point me in the direction of a trader who might be able to help please.

Many thanks
Ann
by Catherine of Gwent
Tue May 28, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for medieval group near Bristol.
Replies: 5
Views: 2453

Re: Looking for medieval group near Bristol.

Hi Morrigan We are across the Severn in South Wales. Our website will give you an idea of what we do, but briefly we portray 1340 to 1420. Families, couples and singles are more than welcome. We have fighters, archers and living history. I would be pleased to have a chat if you are interested. Regar...
by Catherine of Gwent
Thu May 02, 2013 7:51 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for a New group.
Replies: 5
Views: 2395

Re: Looking for a New group.

The Freemen of Gwent are across the Severn in South Wales. However, we are late 14th Century. Please feel free to check out our website and pm me if you would like to chat about anything. We are away this weekend at Hampton Court Castle in Herefordshire if you wished to see us in action, failing tha...
by Catherine of Gwent
Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for group in south east Wales
Replies: 1
Views: 1390

Re: Looking for group in south east Wales

Hello Gareth The Freemen of Gwent are based in South Wales, with members in Newport, Cardiff, Bridgend, Neath, Hereford, Worcestershire and further afield. We re-enact the period 1350 to 1420, with a living history camp and with fighters. A family group with children from 8 to 16, we also welcome si...
by Catherine of Gwent
Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:35 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians
Replies: 17
Views: 5728

Re: Newbie looking for medieval Bristolians

Hello Savernake

As Latheaxe says, we are just across the Severn, with members along the M4 corridor and further afield in Wales and England. We would be pleased to have a chat and if you would like to pm me we can exchange telephone numbers.

Regards
Ann
Freemen of Gwent
by Catherine of Gwent
Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making my own kit - need some guidance
Replies: 4
Views: 1952

Re: Making my own kit - need some guidance

When choosing the wool for your hose, make sure that it is a tightly woven one. If it is a slightly looser weave then you may find that the seams that are put under the most stress (around the bum) will pull the weave apart, and you will have to make another pair as they will be difficult to repair....
by Catherine of Gwent
Thu May 17, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What to wear in the kitchen
Replies: 17
Views: 4768

Re: What to wear in the kitchen

I would suggest a cloth apron too. If you watch how a cook uses that cloth - it is not just protection for clothes, but is a hand wiping cloth, dish wiping/dusting cloth, tea towel when you can't find anything else to use, insulation for hands when picking up hot pots and dishes and any number of ot...
by Catherine of Gwent
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: where are the HYW groups ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2884

Re: where are the HYW groups ?

Hello Brian There are a few of us in Wales, Montgomery Levy, Freemen of Gwent, Sons of the Dragon, Cardiff Garrison, but we are a long way from Leicestershire. Sons of the Dragon and Freemen of Gwent are at Azincourt each year, so if you are there this year, come along and say hello. Have you tried ...
by Catherine of Gwent
Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: New Website "Test help" please
Replies: 10
Views: 2885

Re: New Website "Test help" please

Just had a quick look - I should be getting ready for work!

On the Maille home page, where you talk about the maker's mark ring - it should be "this unique addition" not edition. :D

Will have a further look when I have a little more time.

Kindest regards
Ann
by Catherine of Gwent
Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Mediaeval Groups near Bristol
Replies: 5
Views: 2161

Re: Mediaeval Groups near Bristol

have a look at the freemen of gwent, we are
in south wales, we are at chepstow castle on the
angust bank holiday

catherine of gwent
by Catherine of Gwent
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:35 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sourcing glave heads or early bills
Replies: 8
Views: 2192

Re: WLTB glave heads or early bill

try LES NASH he makes them, i have his number
if you want it

kerry :D :D
by Catherine of Gwent
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Armourial Knights
Replies: 11
Views: 3602

Re: Armourial Knights

Look forward to working with you in the future.

Good luck.

Ann :thumbup:
by Catherine of Gwent
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:49 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: any groups based in south wales near lampeter
Replies: 3
Views: 1204

Re: any groups based in south wales near lampeter

I am pretty sure that there is a re-enactment group at Lampeter University, but I cannot remember their name. I know that some of their members are members of this forum so you should get a response.

Good luck at Uni.

Ann
by Catherine of Gwent
Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help for XIV century!
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Re: Help for XIV century!

Glad you are on the ball Alice - just shows that it is not a good idea to post when you have just returned tired from an event! :D

Ann
by Catherine of Gwent
Sun Oct 11, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help for XIV century!
Replies: 4
Views: 1269

Re: Help for XIV century!

Hello, We are a XIV century group and we use The Mediaeval Tailor's Assistant as our guide. It is an excellent book, which gives hints about fabrics and sewing techniques as well as the items themselves. You will have to make up your own patterns, but it is not difficult, you just need to follow the...
by Catherine of Gwent
Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Late 14th Century Girdle
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Late 14th Century Girdle

I am sure there is someone out there who makes 14th Century girdles. Can someone point me in the right direction please?

Ann
by Catherine of Gwent
Mon Jun 08, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather spat straps - can anyone make some?
Replies: 7
Views: 1768

I'll ask Kerry to get in touch with you when he gets home from work.

Regards
Ann
by Catherine of Gwent
Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Looking for a group...
Replies: 9
Views: 2520

Thank you Lucy for your kind words. Hello Gong Farmer - If you would like to meet us we will be at Chepstow Castle on Sunday 22 March for a training day. Please feel free to come along and have a chat. We will be able to spend time chatting to you and letting you know what we do - bring the family t...
by Catherine of Gwent
Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: caldicot last weekend
Replies: 15
Views: 2669

looking at that picture the neddern is to the right,
to much water for a little stream, plus all the water
up stream, so put the neddern back to a river and
no more problems then we can all play

kerry :D :D
by Catherine of Gwent
Thu May 01, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1450's women's headdress and short haircut: what works?
Replies: 3
Views: 1005

I am going to hear the sharp intakes of breath when you all read this! I have shortish, slippery hair, which will not keep anything on it in the way of hair embellishment. So I cheated and I bought a white stretchy hairband, I then arranged my linen onto the headband, pinned it with dressmaking pins...
by Catherine of Gwent
Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:34 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Death to moths!
Replies: 29
Views: 3996

Try Asda for the vacuum bags. They do a large one for £3. I managed to get a double and two single duvets into one. Shrunk it down to the size of - I can't think of a description, but needless say it took up less space! I keep my wool in large plastic containers with lids, with a mixture of lavendar...
by Catherine of Gwent
Sat Feb 02, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman kit
Replies: 17
Views: 6043

Thanks Bun for your pm. I have replied

I don't think he knows where to start really, and it might be a flash in the pan, but it might not.

Thank you though for responding. Now I know who to talk to it will be easier.

Ann
by Catherine of Gwent
Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman kit
Replies: 17
Views: 6043

Sorry to resurrect this thread after so long! I have a teacher friend, who has been asked by an aspergers pupil, where he can get 1st Century Roman kit. We are in South Wales (Newport). Is there a group locally who could help here. Because of the aspergers, we will need to give him accurate informat...
by Catherine of Gwent
Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Quern stones
Replies: 5
Views: 1954

Hello Lucy We bought our quern stone from the people who sell (sold) the lovely wooden boxes at LHF. I will look out their business card this evening when I get home from work - as usual it is not where I thought it was! Of course if someone else has their details, please feel free. Ann Freemen of G...
by Catherine of Gwent
Sat Nov 17, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Soldier database
Replies: 24
Views: 3941

Searched Horton in the surname field, and got 22 hits, mostly archers and a couple of men at arms.

How fascinating!
by Catherine of Gwent
Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Flowers
Replies: 3
Views: 1061

Thank you both, I knew that someone out there would know.

Have passed this information onto the flower arranging society.

Ann

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